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  • NEW YORK, Dec 30- California- based bond firm Pimco has dismissed money manager Rahul Seksaria after CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, fined him for a trading violation. In a notice online, CME Group said that Seksaria "orchestrated and prearranged trades in the June 2015 Eurodollar futures contract opposite one of his employer's client...

  • Pimco fires money manager after CME Group violation Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 30- California- based bond giant Pimco has dismissed money manager Rahul Seksaria after CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, fined him for a trading violation. In a notice online, CME Group said that Seksaria "orchestrated and prearranged trades in the June 2015 Eurodollar futures contract opposite one of his employer's...

  • ICE gets tough on 'disruptive trading' practices Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    Dec 30- Intercontinental Exchange Inc will prohibit disruptive trading practices in its futures marketplace, as it looks to tackle an illegal manipulative trading strategy known as "spoofing". CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, implemented a similar rule in September. The practice gained notoriety in October after high-frequency...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- A plan by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to widen the minimum trading increments of some small-cap stocks to test if that would spur more trading could end up harming mom-and-pop investors, retail brokerages said in letters to the regulator. The potential cost of the program to all investors could be up to $455 million dollars...

  • Cross Rate: What currency to watch in 2015?  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Where are the commodity currencies heading over the next year? Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank seems confident that we should watch the "Aussie/Yen" in 2015.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- In December 2013, Hanmag Securities Corp, a small South Korean brokerage firm, lost 46 billion won in a day after a stock option trading algorithm went bad. It was a fatal blow for a company that had just 15 billion won of capital- Hanmag went bust. During the financial crisis, regulators were reluctant to let wobbly traders such as Bear Stearns go bust,...

  • UPDATE 1-CBOE to pass regulatory duties to FINRA Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 22- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the biggest U.S. stock options market, will cede regulatory duties to the securities industry's largest independent regulator next week, the company said on Monday. CBOE's Chicago Board Options Exchange and C2 Options Exchange hired the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, to perform "the majority of...

  • CBOE to pass regulatory duties to FINRA Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 22- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the biggest U.S. stock options market, will cede regulatory duties to the securities industry's largest independent regulator next week, the company said on Monday. CBOE's Chicago Board Options Exchange and C2 Options Exchange hired the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, to perform "the majority of...

  • CME Group imposes rare halt on wheat futures trading Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 18- CME Group Inc briefly halted electronic trading in U.S. wheat futures overnight on Thursday after prices sank 1.6 percent in one second as concerns about Russian export curbs roiled the market. CME Group stopped trading in the most-active Chicago Board of Trade March wheat contract at 3:49: 37 a.m. CST, company spokesman Chris Grams said.

  • ICE proposes dropping fee for trading stocks-WSJ Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    Dec 17- Intercontinental Exchange Inc is proposing a trade-off between exchanges and brokers that would include cutting fees for trading stocks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The New York Stock Exchange would drop the fee for trading stocks at its exchanges to 5 cents per 100 shares from 30 cents, the Journal said,...

  • ABU DHABI, Dec 15- A loan of up to $800 million to help Abu Dhabi- based entrepreneur B.R. Shetty acquire a majority stake in foreign exchange operator Travelex has been completed, two sources aware of the matter said on Monday. Three other banks-- Doha Bank, National Bank of Fujairah and Commercial Bank International-- joined the loan, the first source said.

  • Dec 10- Intercontinental Exchange Inc has no immediate plans to sell the New York Stock Exchange, which it expects to become more profitable as a result of extensive ongoing restructuring, ICE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Sprecher said on Wednesday. The NYSE, which exchange and clearing house operator ICE bought for $11 billion in November 2013 in order to...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 3- Singapore Exchange Ltd came under fire on Wednesday after stock trading was interrupted for a second time in a month, piling pressure on a bourse and CEO grappling with low trading volume and struggling to attract large listings. "I cannot speak for myself, but on the ground I assess that most remisiers want him to leave," said Jimmy Ho, President of...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- Citigroup Inc is shutting down its alternative stock trading venue LavaFlow, the bank said on Tuesday, at a time when regulatory scrutiny has increased around broker-run trading platforms, forcing banks to rethink the costs. "Following a recent review of the LavaFlow ECN, we have decided that our capital, resources and efforts would be better...

  • DUBLIN, Dec 1- Aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings set out plans on Monday to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange and raise $286 million to $314 million for shareholders, the Dublin- based firm said on Monday. Avolon, backed by private equity firms Cinven Ltd, CVC Capital Partners Ltd and Oak Hill Capital Partners, as well as Singapore's sovereign wealth...

  • The competition intensified as banks bet on robust demand for the currency for use in the Shanghai- Hong Kong stock connect scheme, a landmark link that gives foreign and Chinese retail investors unprecedented access to the two exchanges. "Some banks actively stored yuan funds in the past few months, but now they found demand for the currency was not as strong as...

  • Bitcoin exchange Kraken to help in Mt. Gox bankruptcy Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:49 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 26- U.S. bitcoin exchange operator Payward Inc said on Wednesday it will work on retrieving some millions of dollars lost by Tokyo- based Mt. Gox's Tokyo- court appointed trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi with investigating where the missing bitcoins are, along with eventually redistributing any found to creditors as part of a liquidation.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- The trading executive at the center of Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys" said U.S. regulators have made progress in protecting investors against abusive trading practices. Brad Katsuyama, chief executive of IEX Group, has spent years figuring out how high-speed traders collect a few cents on every trade in the U.S. stock market, and is building a...

  • BATS revokes self-help against NYSE Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    BATS briefly declared self-help against the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 14- Brazilian bourse operator BM&FBovespa SA vowed full transparency on Friday after trading in shares of PetrĂ³leo 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...