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  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday as manufacturing growth across Asia and Europe eased in November, with demand waning even in the face of sharp price cuts. The Select Sector SPDR Energy exchange traded fund fell 1 percent in light premarket trading. *Markit's final November manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone was 50.1,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday, as the market's recent upward bias looked to continue in a holiday-shortened session, though energy shares saw heavy pressure as crude oil tumbled to a four-year low. Wall Street was closed for the U.S. It was the biggest one-day drop for crude since September 2011, and the decline brought...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- U.S. stock index futures were mostly flat on Friday, as the market's recent upward bias looked to continue in a holiday-shortened session, though energy shares saw heavy pressure as crude oil tumbled to a four-year low. Wall Street was closed for the U.S. It was the biggest one-day drop for crude since August 2011, and the decline brought prices to...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, with energy shares likely to be under heavy pressure in a holiday-shortened session as crude oil tumbled to a four-year low. *Wall Street was closed for the U.S. It was the biggest one-day drop for crude since May 2011, and brought prices to their lowest since 2010. On Thursday, OPEC decided not to cut output,...

  • *Brent Crude set for 16 pct drop in November. LONDON, Nov 28- Oil prices extended their recent slide on Friday, sending related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut. Brent crude touched a low of $71.12 a barrel after settling at a four-year closing low on Thursday, when Saudi Arabia blocked calls from...

  • Credit Suisse, Assured Guaranty settle US lawsuit Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    Credit Suisse has reached a confidential settlement with Assured Guaranty.

  • Nov 26- Credit Suisse Group AG has reached a confidential settlement with Assured Guaranty Ltd on claims related to what the insurer said were defective loans underlying mortgage-backed securities, court documents showed. Assured Guaranty said it had filed to dismiss its lawsuit against Credit Suisse, according to a statement on its website.

  • PARIS, Nov 26- Some equity traders have been buying up' call' options on shares of oil majors ahead of Thursday's OPEC meeting, betting the cartel will spring a surprise cut in output to revive crude prices. The trade idea- which has very limited risk since it uses derivatives instead of buying shares- is a bet that sentiment towards the sector has become excessively...

  • *Markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight losses at the open on Wednesday as jobless claims rose to their highest level since September, though market moves were light going into the Thanksgiving holiday. Shares could also some pressure after weak results from Hewlett-Packard Co and...

  • *Markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stock index futures were very slightly higher on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a flurry of economic data that will be released throughout the morning, which could indicate whether the market's record levels are justified. *While tech shares could see some pressure...

  • The purchases were part of a broad U.S. bond market rally in the wake of record low 10- year yields across Europe and a robust $35 billion five-year Treasuries note auction, analysts said. At 2:06 p.m. EST, 34,856 contracts of 10- year Treasury note futures for March 2015 delivery traded at a price of 126-9/ 32 and 18,950 contracts of March 2015 30- year Treasury...

  • *S&P 500 has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, indicating major indexes would push even further into record territory, following a reading on economic growth that was much stronger than expected. The Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9...

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up with indexes at records Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    *S&P has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday as the market's long-running upward bias looked to continue, though further gains may be difficult to come by in a week that's expected to be quiet. *Market moves this week could be amplified by low volume, which is expected with some market participants...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- Financial institutions that settle trillions of dollars of derivative contracts a day may need to hold more capital to stop them requiring a government bailout if they fail, a senior Bank of England official said on Monday. "There is... an important question as to whether CCPs are resolvable in their current forms, and... whether changes to the liability...

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday,...

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise, boosted by merger activity Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory, on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P...

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher, building on recent gains Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating the market's recent strength would continue during a week that's expected to see light action ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. *Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 ending at closing records on...

  • LONDON, Nov 21- British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for 5.6 billion pounds, as British pension reform puts pressure on insurance companies to find new business. Aviva's all-share offer of 0.74 shares for every Friends Life share implies a 15 percent premium to the closing price on Friday.

  • Nov 21- British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for 5.6 billion pounds, as British pension reform puts pressure on insurance companies. Aviva's all-share offer of 0.74 shares for every Friends Life share implies a 15 percent premium to the closing price on Friday. Friends Life shareholders would also...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, setting major indexes up for a fifth week of gains, after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than two years to boost its cooling economy. *The People's Bank of China said it was cutting one-year benchmark lending rates by 40 basis points to 5.6 percent.