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  • Hong Kong, Shanghai open cross-border stock link Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 8:56 PM ET

    HONG KONG— Stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai kicked off trading Monday on a cross-border stock link that will allow foreign investors wider access to mainland China's tightly restricted equity market. "It is a breakthrough in the opening up of China's financial markets and an important milestone in the development of Hong Kong as a unique gateway...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 14- Brazilian bourse operator BM&FBovespa SA vowed full transparency on Friday after trading in shares of Petróleo Brasileiro SA was delayed as the state-controlled oil producer put off the release of third-quarter results until next month. Officials at BM&FBovespa and Petrobras were in talks overnight to assess the impact of a decision by...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 14- Monday's launch of the stock connect scheme allowing Hong Kong and Shanghai investors to trade on each other's bourse will be a mostly one-way street, with foreign money pouring into China, but little to entice mainland cash southwards for now. Foreign stock exchanges have long been hoping to attract a share of China's massive personal...

  • LONDON, Nov 13- London Stock Exchange Group shares hit an all-time high on Thursday after it reported jumps in first-half revenue and profit and raised its dividend. The stock was up 2.9 percent at 2083 pence at 1110 GMT versus a slightly higher UK blue-chip index. Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said the pipeline for listings remained strong, with Virgin Money's...

  • Foreigners bought a total of 2.23 trillion yen worth of Japanese shares, including both futures and cash stocks, during Nov. 4-7, according to data provided by the Japan Exchange Group, which operates the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Exchange. The total amount was seen as a record, according to Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities and Nomura Securities...

  • *Comex copper trading outperforms LME in Asia time over 3 months. SYDNEY, Nov 12- Asian traders are increasingly choosing CME Group Inc over the London Metal Exchange for buying and selling copper, as they seek to cut costs and complexity of trade. The trend could mean an erosion of Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing's dominant market share in its premier metals...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- Regulators are undertaking a comprehensive data-driven review of the rules underpinning the U.S. equity markets, including the pricing and rebate system used by exchanges, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday. The SEC is looking at its National Market System rule set, as well as the role of exchanges acting as...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 10- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd CEO Charles Li said on Monday that a tax regime for a landmark stock connect scheme linking the Shanghai and Hong Kong bourses will be announced before the launch of the scheme. Li also told a media conference that a system enhancement to allow short selling in Shanghai' A'-listed stocks in Hong Kong is...

  • SHANGHAI Nov 10- Hong Kong shares finished up on Monday after Chinese and Hong Kong regulators announced a formal start date to the Hong Kong- Shanghai stock connector pilot programme, but analysts said the rise was blunted by some profit-taking in comparison to mainland indexes. The largest percentage gainer on the HSI was Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd,...

  • LONDON, Nov 7- The London Metal Exchange on Friday launched consultations on proposed changes to rules governing physical delivery and its global network of storage warehouses. The LME, the world's oldest and biggest market for industrial metals which is now owned by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, oversees warehouses where companies that buy metals on...

  • *Politics, tax concerns hinder Shanghai stock connect launch. HONG KONG, Nov 5- Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing Ltd posted a 6 percent rise in third-quarter profit as trading volumes climbed ahead of a proposed trading link with Shanghai, but said it did not know when the delayed scheme would launch. Some market watchers believe the launch date might have been...

  • Exchanges including Nasdaq, Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange, Bats Global Markets and CHX Holdings Inc's Chicago Stock Exchange said they deserve "absolute immunity" because they regulate themselves, and that only the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could review the plaintiffs' claims. A co-defendant, Barclays Plc, said the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- IEX Group, which runs an alternative trading system known as a "dark pool," said on Tuesday its plan to allow brokers to post visible orders on its platform at the end of January would not affect the brokers' ability to place hidden orders. IEX, which was featured in Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," has said it aims to become a registered...

  • The hardware failure impacted data feeds for about half an hour at the NYSE Group's primary data center in Mahwah, New Jersey, forcing the unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc to switch to its back-up recovery center in Chicago. The processing of quotes and trade reports resumed at Mahwah on Friday, said NYSE spokesman Eric Ryan. The operating and advisory...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 31- Deutsche Boerse is counting on its new chief executive to raise both the profile and prospects of the German exchange operator, which has seen its efforts at strategic mergers repeatedly stymied. Appointed on Oct. 27, Carsten Kengeter, a former head of investment banking at Swiss lender UBS, will join Deutsche Boerse next April and become CEO on...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook...

  • Colombia to launch voluntary carbon credit trading Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    BOGOTA, Oct 30- A Colombian environmental charity will launch a carbon trading platform in mid-2015 to companies at home and abroad seeking to voluntarily offset emissions, it said on Thursday, as projects in the Andean nation to cut greenhouse gases intensify. Though Colombia does not have legally binding greenhouse gas emissions limits, some local...

  • *Q3 adj earnings of $0.84/ shr vs estimates of $0.83. Oct 30- CME Group Inc, operator of the world's largest futures market, reported a 22.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong trading volumes. CME, the owner of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, said average daily trading volume rose 12 percent to 13.5 million contracts per day...

  • CME profit rises 22.5 pct on higher trading volumes Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 30- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported a 22.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong trading volumes. Net income attributable to CME rose to $290 million, or 86 cents a share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $236.7 million, or 71 cents a share, a year earlier. CME, the owner of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago...

  • *Cites as example UK repealing stamp duty on growth stocks. LONDON, Oct 29- European countries should change their tax rules to encourage investment in small businesses, the head of the London Stock Exchange said, as a sector crucial to the region's revival is starved of cash by banks. To counter this, London Stock Exchange Group Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said...