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  • June 22- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday on optimism that Greece may be able to strike a last-minute deal with its international creditors to avert a default. *EU Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he was "convinced" that euro zone leaders holding an emergency meeting in Brussels on Monday would find a way out of the Greek crisis.

  • *Fear of capital control in Greece if no deal on Monday. TOKYO, June 22- Asian shares got the week off to a strong start and U.S. stock futures and the euro firmed on Monday, after Greece scrambled to avert defaulting on its debt with last-minute proposals aimed at appeasing its creditors. The chief-of-staff to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...

  • Tekmira says Ebola drug unlikely to work in study Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 5:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of drugmaker Tekmira slumped Friday after the company said it stopped enrolling new patients in a trial of a treatment for a strain of Ebola. The company's shares dropped $1.74, or 11.6 percent, to $13.28 on Friday. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. calls the drug TKM-Ebola-Guinea and it is designed to target the strain of the virus that is...

  • LONDON, June 19- Tom Hayes, the former star trader on trial for alleged Libor-rigging, tried to build up relationships at Citigroup soon after joining from UBS, hoping to influence the rate-setting process there, according to evidence presented in a London court on Friday. Hayes, who worked for UBS as a derivatives trader in Tokyo until he was poached by Citi in 2009...

  • June 19- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Friday, a day after the Nasdaq Composite index broke its last standing milestone from the dot-com era as it set a record intraday high. *San Francisco Fed president John Williams is due to speak before the National Bureau of Economic Research East Asian Seminar on Economics in San Francisco, while Cleveland...

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday it had settled with Sand Hill Exchange for alleged illegal offerings of derivatives to retail investors. Sand Hill sold security-based swaps outside of a national securities exchange and without required registration statements, violating requirements of the Dodd-Frank...

  • LONDON, June 17- Tom Hayes, the British trader on trial in London on Libor interest rate rigging charges, just wanted to do a "really good job", according to evidence presented to a London court on Wednesday. The former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader is charged by Britain's Serious Fraud Office with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud between August 2006...

  • LONDON, June 17- Tom Hayes, the British trader on trial in London on Libor interest rate rigging charges, just wanted to do a "really good job," according to evidence presented to a London court on Wednesday. The former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader is charged by Britain's Serious Fraud Office with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud between August 2006...

  • LONDON, June 16- Tom Hayes, a former trader on trial in London for alleged interest rate rigging, described the broking market he worked in as the "Wild West" with no rules and where relationships relied on lavish entertainment, a court heard on Tuesday. The criminal trial heard how Hayes, a former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader, threatened to drop brokers if...

  • LONDON, June 15- A wide range of market participants called on Monday for regulators to end confusion over derivatives trades reporting, which was brought in to help avert another financial crisis. In a sign of unity across the financial sector, banks, industry bodies, hedge funds, major investors and mutual funds have proposed five action points to resolve the...

  • June 15- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, tracking world markets, after talks on ending a deadlock between Greece and its international creditors failed on Sunday. *Talks between Greece and its creditors broke up after less than an hour, raising prospects of Athens being unable to repay $1.8 billion dollars owed to the International Monetary Fund by...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- Investors are betting that the healthcare sector's strong run will not be held back for long even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act. "Option activity over the last few weeks in hospital stocks suggests that the options market is betting on a post- Supreme Court decision rally," said Anshul Agarwal, equity derivative...

  • *South Korea cuts rates to record low after MERS outbreak. LONDON, June 11- Hopes that Greek was nearing a aid-for-reforms deal helped European shares add to their best day in over a month and pushed down bond yields on Thursday. U.S. stock futures were flat before Wall Street opened as investors waited for retail sales and jobless claims.

  • INSIGHT-Rising cost on U.S. rate swaps raises worries Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 11- A widening gap in the costs to hedge interest rate risk between platforms based in London and Chicago is generating losses for Wall Street dealers and creating concern about how well this corner of the bond market will respond when the Federal Reserve raises rates. In the last month, dealers have frequently been forced to pay a costly premium on...

  • LONDON, June 10- Global regulators have yet to agree on who would pay the trillions of dollars that would be needed to bail out any failed clearing house for derivatives, a senior European Commission official said on Friday. While policymakers don't want taxpayers to rescue clearers, central banks like the Bank of England and European Central Bank have said they...

  • June 10- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday, a day after the S&P 500 snapped a three-day losing streak as a selloff in the equities market took a breather. *Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, while interest rates hit their highest level since November 2014, data released on Wednesday showed. *HCC Insurance Holdings shares soared 32.5...

  • SHANGHAI, June 10- China stocks opened lower on Wednesday, after U.S. index provider MSCI Inc said it would hold off including China- listed shares in one of its key benchmark indexes, citing market accessibility issues. China CSI300 stock index futures for June were down 0.9 percent, at 5,223.2, a spread of 7.2 points below the current value of the underlying index.

  • NEW YORK/ SHANGHAI, June 9- U.S. index provider MSCI Inc said on Tuesday it will hold off including China- listed shares in one of its key benchmark indexes but expects them to be incorporated once outstanding market accessibility issues are resolved. "In our 2015 consultation, we learned that major investors around the world are eager for further liberalization...

  • LONDON, June 9- Financial market regulators are looking at whether new rules to ensure banks and brokers are strongly capitalised in the wake of the financial crisis will hamper efforts to make financial derivatives safer. After introducing measures to make the financial system stabler after the 2007-09 crisis, regulators are now having to fine tune reforms...

  • LONDON, June 9- The British Bankers' Association was probably not the best organisation to oversee the Libor interest rate benchmark, the banking industry trade group's former head of Libor said at a London trial on Tuesday. Ewan was in court as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Tom Hayes, a former yen derivatives trader at UBS and Citigroup, who is...