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  • June 24- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday after Greece's creditors rejected some proposals from the country and doubts returned if Athens will be able to avert defaulting on its loans. *Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has attacked the stance of "certain" creditors as "strange" because they rejected proposals presented by Athens to bridge a...

  • TOKYO, June 24- The Japan Exchange Group said on Wednesday it will launch futures trading for the Mothers Index in mid-2016. The Mothers Index tracks startup stocks on the Tokyo Stocks Exchange. "With the introduction of futures investors now have the option of preparing for a potential fall in the index," a spokesman for the Japan Exchange Group told reporters.

  • June 23- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as investors expect a deal that would prevent Greece from defaulting on loans and await a host of data that will give clues on the health of the U.S. economy. Global markets were higher, with European shares climbing to a three-week high, extending the previous session's rally on expectations that Greece was...

  • SHANGHAI, June 23- China stocks opened narrowly mixed on Tuesday after the market resumed trading after a three-day holiday, with futures markets showing traders see more rough weather ahead. Last week, China's stock market slumped more than 13 percent, their worst showing since the global financial crisis in 2008.. China CSI300 stock index futures for July...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Asian shares and U.S. stock futures rose on Tuesday, bolstered by hopes that Greece's latest budget proposals would stave off a debt default and lead to a deal with lenders later this week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 1.2 percent to a fresh 15- year high as...

  • TOKYO, June 23- U.S. stock futures rose in early Asian trading on Tuesday, bolstered by hopes that Greece's latest budget proposals would stave off a debt default and lead to a deal with lenders later this week. European Council President Donald Tusk called the Greek proposals "a positive step forward," and said the aim was to have Eurogroup finance ministers...

  • 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...

  • 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...