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  • *Oil lower again; Halliburton rises after results. *FXCM shares plummet 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday as lower growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.

  • US STOCKS-Futures up; oil falls on lower IMF forecasts Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    *Oil lower again, Halliburton set to report results. *FXCM shares plummet 80 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures rose modestly on Tuesday as lower growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 19- Derivatives watchdogs are expected to agree a new timeline for the introduction of margin requirements for swaps transactions after strong resistance from the international banking industry, Europe's top securities regulator said. Speaking on the sidelines of the Asia Financial Forum in Hong Kong on Monday, Steven Maijoor, chair of the...

  • Global regulators mull swaps rules reprieve Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Jan 19- Derivatives watchdogs expect to agree a new timeline for the introduction of new capital requirements for swaps transactions after strong resistance from the international banking industry, Europe's top securities regulator said. Speaking on the sidelines of the Asia Financial Forum in Hong Kong on Monday, Steven Maijoor, chair of the...

  • *Intel shares down after guidance disappoints. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, following five straight days of losses for major indexes, as markets continue to absorb the shock of Switzerland's move to ditch its currency cap. *Shares of FXCM Inc, one of the biggest platforms catering to online and retail traders of currencies, tumbled 70...

  • *Intel shares down after guidance disappoints. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Friday, following five straight days of losses for major indexes, setting Wall Street up for its fourth negative week out of the past six. *Intel shares fell 2.3 percent in light premarket trading a day after the chipmaker gave a disappointing forecast for revenue...

  • *Bank of America falls in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. stock index futures edged higher in choppy trading on Thursday, fluctuating between gains and losses, after the Swiss National Bank scrapped its three-year euro cap on the franc. *Bank of America lost 2.1 percent to $15.71 before the opening bell after the second-largest U.S. bank by assets...

  • NYMEX-US crude rises above $49 after best day since 2012 Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:22 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 15- U.S. crude rose for a second session on Thursday after surging nearly 6 percent in the previous session in its biggest gain since June 2012 as traders with expiring options bought back futures. *U.S. crude for February delivery was up 43 cents at $48.91 a barrel by 0005 GMT, after briefly hitting a session high of $49.59. *Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX...

  • The SEC's rules come more than four years after they were first required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. The Dodd-Frank law split up the responsibility for policing the swaps market between the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, with the CFTC winning the lion's share. SEC officials said the new rules are similar to the CFTC's.

  • The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform required the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to jointly regulate the $692 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market. But the SEC has taken a different approach, opting instead to work out the details on how swap rules would apply across borders before completing other new regulations.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 13- The Russian central bank has set a limit on rouble liquidity available via foreign currency swaps at $10 billion per day between Jan. 13 and Jan. 31, it said in a statement on Tuesday. It added that the limit could be adjusted if needed. The central bank raised the limit to $10 billion from $2 billion in mid-December to alleviate a shortage of roubles in...

  • *Alcoa up in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Jan 13- U.S. stock index futures climbed on Tuesday after the S&P 500 fell for a second consecutive session, as financial results from Alcoa helped ease some investor skittishness about the corporate earnings season. *Financials including JPMorgan Chase& Co, Wells Fargo& Co, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Citigroup Inc are...

  • *Alcoa up in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Jan 13- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Tuesday after the S&P 500 fell for a second consecutive session, as earnings from Alcoa helped ease some investor skittishness about the corporate earnings season. *Financials including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup are among companies also due...

  • Wing Chau and his firm Harding Advisory LLC were found liable by Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Law Judge Cameron Elliot. The SEC had accused Chau and his firm of allowing a hedge fund to control which assets backed a $1.5 billion structured collateralized debt obligation known as " Octans I CDO Ltd" without disclosing that critical...

  • *Foundation Medicine jumps; Roche to take majority stake. NEW YORK, Jan 12- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, after a two-week decline pushed the S&P 500 back into negative territory for the year, as investors anticipated the start of the corporate earnings season. *Alcoa is scheduled to post quarterly earnings after the closing bell, with financials JPMorgan...

  • US STOCKS-Futures climb after two-week drop Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:35 AM ET

    *Foundation Medicine jumps; Roche to take majority stake. NEW YORK, Jan 12- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, after a two-day decline pushed the S&P 500 back into negative territory for the year, as investors anticipated the start of the corporate earnings season. *Alcoa is scheduled to post quarterly earnings after the closing bell, with financials JPMorgan...

  • MOSCOW EXCHANGE SAYS WILL RESUME TRADING ON DERIVATIVES MARKET AT 1450 MOSCOW TIME.

  • Moscow Exchange says derivatives trading interrupted Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:26 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Jan 12- The Moscow Exchange said trading on its derivatives market was interrupted at 2:04 p.m. on Monday.

  • *AbbVie forecast 2015 earnings above expectations. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, after a two-day rally in equities put the S&P 500 back in positive territory for the new year and ahead of a key report on the labor market. *The S&P 500 added 3 percent over the last two sessions, retracing a good portion of its 4.2 percent loss in the previous...

  • *AbbVie forecast 2015 earnings above expectations. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, after a two-day rally in equities put the S&P 500 back in positive territory for the new year and ahead of a key report on the labor market. *AbbVie forecast 2015 earnings largely above analysts' average estimate after the close on Thursday, betting on its...