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  • Banks tear up rule book to cope with future crisis Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    The world’s biggest banks have agreed to tear up the rule book on derivatives to make it easier to resolve a future failing firm like Lehman Brothers.

  • Eighteen banks, ranging from Credit Suisse Group AG to Goldman Sachs Group Inc, have agreed to give up the right to "close out" deals on derivatives contracts if a financial institution runs into trouble, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. Goldman Sachs spokesman Michael DuVally declined to comment on the issue. Credit Suisse, another...

  • Eighteen banks, ranging from Credit Suisse Group AG to Goldman Sachs Group Inc, have agreed to give up the right to "close out" deals on derivatives contracts if a financial institution runs into trouble, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the body leading the negotiations with...

  • US STOCKS-Weak German data pulls futures lower Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stock index futures were falling on Tuesday, pressured by a second straight day of weak data out of Germany, the euro zone's largest economy. *U.S.-traded shares of Rio Tinto were down 1.7 percent premarket a day after gaining more than 9 percent, after the iron ore producer said it rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc back in...

  • In a rare move, District Judge Thomas Griesa held Argentina in contempt earlier this week, saying its attempts to pay holders of the bonds it restructured in 2005 and 2010 debt swaps locally were "illegal." The judge prevented Argentina in June from making a coupon payment to exchange bondholders because of his earlier ruling that the South American country...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday, adding to earlier gains, after the September jobs report came in ahead of expectations, though major indexes remained on track for a second straight weekly decline. "This number will continue to support the notion that the economy is growing... and it isn't so strong that the Fed will raise rates...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday as investors looked ahead to a jobs report that was expected to sharply rebound from the previous month, though indexes were on track for a second straight weekly decline. *The September payroll report, due at 8:30 a.m. EDT, is seen showing 215,000 jobs added in the month, up from 142,000 in August.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday as a positive read on the labor market was not enough to entice buyers even after a sharp decline in the previous session. Equities have been weak of late, with the S&P 500 down for seven of the past nine sessions, and closing under its 100- day moving average for the first time since Aug....

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat after extended equity weakness Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, following a sharp drop in the previous session as investors looked to upcoming economic data for trading incentives. *Small-cap stocks are considered a leading sector of the market, and some market participants are concerned the weakness could spread throughout Wall Street.

  • The European Central Bank is expected to publish the outcome of its bank asset quality review on Oct. 26 in a bid to convince investors- after three previous "stress tests" failed to spot subsequent problems- that Europe's lenders have sifted out their risky holdings and now have enough capital to withstand any more financial crisis-style shocks.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Monday, with investors monitoring the continued civil unrest in Hong Kong for any potential impact on Chinese growth. China faced one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square massacre as hundreds of democracy protesters faced down tear gas and police baton charges.

  • *Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures all down 0.6 pct. NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a solidly lower open on Monday, but if recent trends hold, investors may use the decline as an opportunity to add to positions.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, indicating Wall Street's recent weakness would continue amid ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong.

  • CBOE SPOKESWOMAN SAYS ALIBABA OPTIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO POSITION LIMITS OF 250,000 CONTRACTS.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were pointing towards a flat open on Friday after major indexes suffered their biggest drop since July, and data showed the economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge up after sell off; GDP on tap Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were inching higher on Friday after major indexes suffered their biggest drop since July, ahead of data on economic growth and consumer optimism. *Later in the session at 9:55 a.m., investors will eye the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan's final September reading on consumer sentiment.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of data flurry Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, ahead of data on the labor market and durable goods. *Weekly initial jobless claims data, due at 8:30 a.m., may provide investors with some insight on the health of the labor market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Derivative strategists at Goldman Sachs on Wednesday advised clients to buy a near-term straddle on IBM, saying the options market was underestimating the stock's typical post-earnings volatility. Over the past eight quarters, IBM moved an average of 4.6 percent in the week following its report, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stock index futures were moving lower on Tuesday, putting the S&P on track for a third straight decline, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • The Dow closed at a record high on Friday and the S&P 500 was little changed in a heavy volume session due to "quadruple witching," when stock options, index options, index futures and single-stock futures all expire, as well as the initial public offering of Alibaba Group.