• WASHINGTON, Sept 16- A U.S. court on Tuesday largely rejected an attempt by banking groups to limit the U.S. swaps regulator's ability to apply its rules overseas, a hotly debated issue as the agency reins in the $710 trillion global market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- A court on Tuesday largely rejected a challenge from banking groups to the way the U.S. swaps regulator applies its rules overseas, a hotly debated issue as it reins in the $710 trillion global market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. stock index futures were falling slightly on Monday after data showing China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August triggered some downgrades in 2014 growth forecasts for the world's second-largest economy.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 12- Brazil's central bank will extend its currency intervention program into 2015 and may increase the rollover pace of expiring currency swaps to curb volatility in the real, a person on President Dilma Rousseff's economic team said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures indicated Wall Street may open slightly lower on Friday, as the latest economic data gave little insight into the health of consumer spending. Retail sales rose 0.6 percent in August, as expected, while the July report was revised to show growth of 0.3 percent rather than flat growth. Futures snapshot at 8:41 a.m. EDT:.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, with investors holding off on making big bets ahead of the release of key consumer data, though the Dow and S&P 500 were on track to snap a five-week streak of gains. *Investors are looking ahead to August retail sales data, due at 8:30 a.m. EDT, which are seen rising 0.6 percent.

  • Treasury monitoring swaps loopholes at US banks - WSJ Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:55 AM ET

    Sept 12- The U.S. Treasury Department is monitoring banks that are shifting some of their trading operations overseas to avoid tough swaps rules in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source from the department.

  • US STOCKS-Futures point to lower open after claims data Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday as jobless claims unexpectedly rose in the most recent week, the latest sign the labor market continues to struggle. Recent trading on Wall Street has been to the downside, with the S&P 500 on track for its sixth decline in the past eight sessions.

  • Banks and investors have already criticized Europe for diverging from agreed international standards and have warned that the European proposal could increase the cost of trading over-the-counter derivatives, such as interest rate swaps, in Asia by hundreds of billions of dollars, threatening systemic stability and potentially forcing EU banks out of the Asian OTC derivatives markets.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stock index futures were very slightly lower on Thursday as investors awaited data on the labor market and attempted to determine whether equities' long-term advance or recent weakness would be the driving trend going forward.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick higher after recent weakness Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. stock index futures were a touch higher on Wednesday, suggesting investors found few reasons to jump back into the market even after a recent string of weakness. *The S&P 500 fell sharply on Tuesday, closing under its 14- day moving average for the first time since Aug. 12, a cautious signal for short-term momentum.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- A top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday he would welcome a delay by the European Union that gave more time to resolve a conflict with Washington over making derivatives markets safer.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- The $700 trillion financial derivatives industry will make a fundamental change to its contracts this year to help regulators wind down failed banks without destabilising markets, the world's main derivatives body said on Tuesday. G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs will meet in Australia next week to discuss progress.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a flat open on Tuesday, with investors once again finding few reasons to buy following a long-running rally that has taken indexes to repeated records. That represents the longest such streak since 1995, according to MKM Partners.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The top U.S. derivatives regulator has referred evidence of potential criminal manipulation of a key benchmark known as "ISDAfix" to the Justice Department for possible prosecution, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Shares of China- based Vimicro International Corp are up more than 14 percent amid a spike in bullish call buying on Monday. Options volume on Vimicro is up to nearly 42 times the normal level, with 2,551 calls and 37 puts traded, according to data from options analytics firm Trade Alert.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures are indicating slight losses at the open on Monday, though major indexes remain near record levels and the equity market's recent momentum appears intact. Among the biggest movers on Monday is Hertz Global Holdings Inc, up 5.2 percent to $29.95 after it said its chief executive had stepped down for personal reasons.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures are modestly lower on Monday, but indexes remain near record levels, suggesting an upward momentum for equities that Morgan Stanley expects to continue. From current levels, Morgan Stanley's new target represents upside of 5.8 percent.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower after five-week rally Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures are slightly lower on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to extend a long-running rally that has taken indexes to repeated records amid overseas concerns and few domestic catalysts.