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  • Jan 28- The London Stock Exchange Group Plc plans to put Russell Investments up for sale in mid-February and hopes to fetch around $1.4 billion for the unit, two sources told Reuters Wednesday. The exchange operator has tapped Barclays to sell the business, according to the sources, who wished to remain anonymous because they are unauthorized to speak to the...

  • Jan 28- KCG Holdings Inc said it will sell its foreign exchange trading platform, KCG Hotspot, to BATS Global Markets for $365 million in cash. Regulators in Britain are probing the $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market following allegations that bank traders used advance knowledge of client orders to try to manipulate foreign exchange benchmarks.

  • KCG to sell forex trading platform Hotspot to BATS Global Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    Jan 28- Financial services provider KCG Holdings Inc said it will sell its foreign exchange trading platform, KCG Hotspot, to BATS Global Markets for $365 million in cash. The transaction is expected to increase KCG's tangible book value by about $2 per share upon close. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015, KCG said on...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Wall Street began a regular stock and bond trading session on Tuesday after a storm that had threatened to blanket New York with up to 3 feet of snow ended up dumping just a few inches on the city. The New York Stock Exchange, a unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc; Nasdaq OMX Group; and BATS Global Markets were all open for business as usual, spokesmen...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Wall Street geared up for a regular stock and bond trading session on Tuesday after a storm that had threatened to blanket New York with up to 3 feet of snow ended up dumping just a few inches on the city. The New York Stock Exchange, a unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc; Nasdaq OMX Group; and BATS Global Markets all expected to be open for business as...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Wall Street geared up for a regular securities trading session on Tuesday as a snow storm that effectively shut down New York City was downgraded from a blizzard to a winter storm in the immediate metro area. The New York Stock Exchange, a unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc. and one of the main cogs of the U.S. financial markets complex, expected...

  • The storm has led to the postponement of at least two conferences and quarterly results of several companies, including EMC Corp. The New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange Inc, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc and BATS Global Markets were open on Monday and expect to be open on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase& Co Closed New York. New York and as Ocean City, New Jersey and...

  • Stock exchanges including Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange unit, Nasdaq OMX Group, and BATS Global Markets said their exchanges were expected to stay open for normal operating hours Monday and Tuesday. NYSE and BATS have backup data centers in Chicago, while Nasdaq's backup is in Ashburn, Virginia. Heavy snowfall has led the NYSE to...

  • The amount raised through listings in the second half of 2014 fell 63 percent from the first six months of the year to $3.8 billion, Thomson Reuters data showed. Energy company listings shelved since July include Dubai's oil-rig contractor Shelf Drilling, which was planning to list on the London Stock Exchange, and Samudra Energy, which owns oil and gas...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Exchange operator BATS Global Markets is in discussions to buy institutional foreign exchange trading platform Hotspot from KCG Holdings Inc for nearly $400 million, three sources close to the situation said on Friday. The $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market has been the focus of a probe by regulators in Britain following allegations...

  • LONDON, Jan 15- Hit with a "meteorite" on Thursday as Switzerland cut its franc currency loose, the foreign exchange market nevertheless managed to stay on its feet. On the EBS trading system, one miss-hit saw the euro quoted at 0.0015 francs, having spent the last few months ranging between 1.20 and 1.21 francs. For market participants, that is just very difficult to...

  • Jan 15- IG Group Holdings Plc said impact from the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly scrapping its cap on the franc would not exceed 30 million pounds for the British interdealer broker. IG Group's shares fell as much as 6.7 percent. Shares in IG were down 6.5 percent at 693.5 pence at 1508 GMT on the London Stock Exchange.

  • NYMEX-US crude rises above $49 after best day since 2012 Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:22 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 15- U.S. crude rose for a second session on Thursday after surging nearly 6 percent in the previous session in its biggest gain since June 2012 as traders with expiring options bought back futures. *U.S. crude for February delivery was up 43 cents at $48.91 a barrel by 0005 GMT, after briefly hitting a session high of $49.59. *Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX...

  • The No. 2 U.S. stock market operator said the SEC had also concluded a separate investigation into the development of order types on the legacy BATS exchanges without taking any action. Exchanges are required under federal securities laws to obtain SEC approval for rules governing how buy and sell orders are matched and to comply with those rules.

  • Jan 12- BATS Global Markets said on Monday it agreed to pay a record $14 million penalty to settle charges that two exchanges formerly owned by Direct Edge Holdings gave advantages to certain high-frequency trading firms. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Direct Edge, prior to its merger with BATS a year ago, had selectively disclosed...

  • Both BATS Global Markets and Nasdaq OMX Group recently said they have held talks with banks on outsourcing some or all of their dark pool operations. In June, the New York attorney general brought a lawsuit against Barclays, accusing the bank of misleading clients in its dark pool. Also in June, dark pool operator Liquidnet agreed to pay the Securities and...

  • Nasdaq eyes running dark pools for banks - WSJ Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Jan 12- Nasdaq OMX Group has approached several big banks with a proposal to take over the operation of their so called "dark pools," and plans to seek regulatory permission to do so, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Nasdaq Chief Executive Robert Greifeld. Last month, Citigroup Inc said it would shut down its alternative stock trading venue LavaFlow, at a time...

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • A new way to get in on Chinese stocks Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:29 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Western retail investors will likely have access to individual Chinese stocks when a new market-to-market link launches.