WASHINGTON, June 19- The top U.S. derivatives regulator fined ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC $1 million for a raft of breaches in the handling of customer accounts over a period of three years.» Read More
*Caterpillar to report, could give clue into industrials. *Monday's session follows 8 straight days of S&P 500 gains. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a rally that took the S&P 500 above 1,500 for the first time in more than five years.
*Samsung shares up 12 pct in 3 months; Apple down over 20 pct. But with the personal computer market shrinking for the first time in 11 years, the global smartphone market growing more slowly, and Apple Inc moving to buy fewer of Samsung's microprocessors used in the iPhone and iPad, the South Korean IT giant is now forced to keep a lid on spending.
*Samsung shares up 12 pct in 3 months; Apple down over 20 pct. SEOUL, Jan 25- Samsung Electronics Co turned cautious on spending for the first time since the global financial crisis, keeping its annual investment plan unchanged at 2012 levels, as demand for computer chips wanes and the smartphone market slows.
WASHINGTON, Jan 24- Jill Sommers, a Republican, said on Thursday she is stepping down as a commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, leaving the main U.S. derivatives regulator firmly in Democratic hands as it puts in place the last building blocks of a Wall Street overhaul.
*Bank of Italy says structured trades "kept hidden". ROME, Jan 24- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is facing criticism over a scandal involving loss-making derivatives trades made by troubled Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena while he was Italy's central bank governor.
By Stephen Jewkes and Silvia Aloisi. MILAN, Jan 24- Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest bank, could face losses of as much as 720 million euros on past trades in financial derivatives which management says it only recently discovered.
MILAN, Jan 24- Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest bank, revealed on Thursday it could face losses of as much as 720 million euros on past trades in financial derivatives which new management only recently discovered.
LONDON, Jan 24- European shares dipped on Thursday after weaker-than-expected results from U.S. giant Apple fanned earnings worries in the technology sector, offsetting more bullish economic data out of China. or 0.2 percent at 1,165.64.
A financial trading tax (FTT) planned by a group of euro zone nations could leave major banks, its main target, relatively unscathed while less nimble smaller trading houses, pension funds and asset managers bear the brunt.
Germany, France and nine other countries are pushing ahead with the tax on trades in stocks, bonds and derivatives, keen to show voters they can claw back some of the taxpayers' money used to bail out banks during the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
*Loss on derivative deal at least 220 mln euros- source. MILAN/ ROME, Jan 22- Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest lender, will book a loss of at least 220 million euros from a three-year-old derivative deal in its 2012 results, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.
At 0701 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50 and France's CAC were up 0.3 percent, while contracts on Germany's DAX were up 0.1 percent.
*SEC still working on risk control rules to target errors. Elisse Walter, who took over the agency in December, said a forthcoming cross-border swaps proposal is "a critical linchpin" as the SEC finalizes derivatives rules required under the 2010 Dodd-Frank law enacting Wall Street reforms.
WASHINGTON, Jan 18- A proposal addressing how over-the-counter derivatives rules will apply overseas will be at the top of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's agenda for 2013, the agency's new chairman, Elisse Walter, said Friday.
*Morgan Stanley up more than 6 pct after results. NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, a day after the S&P 500 rose to its highest level in five years, as a weak outlook from Intel was weighed against encouraging data out of China and a fourth-quarter profit at Morgan Stanley.
NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday after a disappointing earnings outlook from Intel offset news of better-than-expected economic growth in China. *Shares of Intel Corp slumped 4.9 percent at $21.57 in premarket trading after the tech company forecast quarterly revenue that missed expectations.
Elisse Walter, who took over the agency in December, said a forthcoming cross-border swaps proposal is "a critical linchpin" as the SEC finalizes derivatives rules required under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. stock index futures added to gains after data showed initial jobless claims fell to a five-year low last week and housing starts climbed to their highest rate since June 2008.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday, helped by better-than-expected results from online marketplace eBay, ahead of a busy day of corporate earnings and economic data. EBay's shares rose 3.2 percent to $54.60 in premarket trading, a day after it reported holiday quarter results that just beat Wall Street expectations.
*JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs earnings jump. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stock index futures slipped on Wednesday with shares of Boeing set to weigh on the market after two Japanese airlines grounded their Dreamliner fleets. JPMorgan Chase& Co said fourth-quarter net income jumped 53 percent and earnings for 2012 set a record, while earnings at Goldman Sachs nearly tripled.