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  • CME Group earnings drop on weak trading volumes Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    CHICAGO, July 31- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, on Thursday reported lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings due to weak trading volumes. Net profit fell to $263.8 million, or 79 cents a share, from $311.2 million, or 93 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • ZURICH, July 31- Swiss bank Credit Suisse on Thursday became the latest major European bank to say it was caught up in an investigation into alternative trading venues known as dark pools.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- U.S regulators may relax rules that require the fastest possible execution of securities trades, potentially helping upstart trading venue IEX Group's plans to become a full-fledged stock exchange.

  • UPDATE 1-CME to buy GFI Group for energy and FX units Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    July 30- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, said on Wednesday it would buy derivatives broker GFI Group Inc to expand its reach in the European energy and global foreign exchange markets.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- U.S regulators may relax rules that require the fastest possible execution of securities trades, potentially helping upstart trading venue IEX Group's plans to become a full-fledged stock exchange.

  • FRANKFURT/ ZURICH, July 29- Germany's Deutsche Bank and Switzerland's UBS said they were caught up in an inquiry by U.S. regulators, who are looking into whether broker-run stock exchanges gave an unfair advantage to high-frequency traders.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- Nasdaq OMX's chief urged U.S. regulators on Monday to re-examine the pricing model that stock exchanges use to attract trading, joining the debate about a fee-based incentive for traders that has come under scrutiny in recent months. New Jersey Republican Representative Scott Garrett to explore potential equity market reforms.

  • Wall Street elite call for trading fee changes Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Key Wall Street executives called for reform to some trading fees that could be causing market distortions and increased use of dark pools.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- A business unit of Citigroup will pay $5 million to settle civil charges that one of its private trading venues violated federal law by failing to protect clients' confidential trading data, U.S. regulators said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- A business unit of Citigroup will pay $5 million to settle civil charges that one of its private trading venues violated federal law by failing to protect its clients' confidential trading data, U.S. regulators said Friday.

  • UPDATE 1-Nasdaq reports higher second quarter earnings Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 24- Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc on Thursday reported a higher second-quarter profit, as it absorbed recent acquisitions and revenue increased across its business units. Net income attributable to Nasdaq totaled $101 million, or 59 cents per share, up from $88 million, or 52 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Exchange operator BATS Global Markets said on Tuesday its president, William O'Brien, has left the company, less than six months after BATS merged with rival Direct Edge, where O'Brien had been chief executive.

  • *Credit Suisse CEO says "potential abuses" in the system. *CEO Dougan says Credit Suisse is working with regulators. ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse, one of the biggest players in "dark pools", is working with regulators to stamp out potential abuses in the alternative trading venue, the boss of the Swiss bank said on Tuesday.

  • July 21- Volume in Barclays Plc's private U.S. trading venue, or "dark pool," fell 79 percent in the week and a half after the New York attorney general accused the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-speed traders, according to data released on Monday.

  • U.S. SEC scuttles Nasdaq options rebate plan Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 17- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has denied a plan by Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to offer rebates to some of the biggest customers of one of its options exchanges, based on the amount of trading they do across all three of Nasdaq's options markets.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. stock market regulator should eliminate two pricing models that can create conflicts of interests for brokers, the head of a powerful Senate panel wrote in a letter released on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Volume in Barclays PLC's private U.S. trading venue, also known as a "dark pool," fell by more than a third after New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit accusing the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-speed traders, according to data released on Monday.

  • Dark pool probe builds pressure on Barclays boss Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    *NY lawsuit alleges Barclays equities dark pool deceived some customers. *Barclays is conducting its own investigation into the allegations.

  • LONDON, July 13- The regulatory noose is tightening around dark pools, private share-trading venues that promise anonymity for specialist investors, offering a chance for rival exchanges in the United States and Europe to take back market share.

  • Barclays launches Women in Leadership Index and ETNs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    The new index will be composed of companies with a female chief executive officer or women making up at least one-fourth of the board of directors, Barclays said on Wednesday in a statement. In connection with the launch, Barclays executives will ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.