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CHICAGO, July 31- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings on Thursday, blaming low levels of volatility for weak trading volumes.
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.
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.
LONDON, July 9- The London Metal Exchange and technology firm Autilla teamed up on Wednesday to launch a last-minute bid to run the new global silver price benchmark in the closely fought contest to replace the 117- year old London "fix."
NEW YORK, June 26- Wickr, a startup founded by privacy advocates, said it has raised $30 million from investors including CME Group Inc to help develop self-destructing messaging technology for use by financial services firms and gaming companies.
*Shanghai Gold Exchange chief says wants to have China gold fix. SINGAPORE, June 25- China and Singapore are vying to provide feasible gold price benchmarks in Asia, as calls grow in the top consuming region for more localized pricing of the precious metal at a time when the global benchmark is under regulatory scrutiny.
WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. National Futures Association said on Thursday it would cut its fees because increased trading volume and a broader revenue base had swelled the coffers of the agency that self-regulates the futures and swaps industry.
WASHINGTON, June 2- About 77,000 foreign and U.S. banks and financial institutions, including some in Russia, have registered with the United States to comply with a new law meant to fight tax dodging by Americans, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. derivatives watchdog asked on Thursday for more industry comments on a proposed rule to curb speculators in commodity futures markets.
"We want to make sure that in evaluating these markets, that the information is readily available to all market participants," Vince McGonagle, who heads the CFTC's division of market oversight, said at Senate panel hearing.
*China nickel pig iron producers have run down their ore stocks. SYDNEY, May 7- London nickel hovered close to 15- month highs on Wednesday, supported by rising prices for nickel ore as Chinese nickel pig iron producers run down their stockpiles after Indonesia banned exports in January.
CHICAGO, May 6- The quality of U.S. stock markets will improve if regulators limit trading that happens outside of exchanges, the head of CBOE Holdings Inc said on Tuesday after the company reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings.
CHICAGO, May 1- CME Group Inc sought on Thursday to calm investors' concerns about its exposure to possible U.S. regulations targeting high-frequency trading after the world's largest futures market operator reported a 13 percent rise in first-quarter earnings.
*Contract to rival ICE's London cocoa market. LONDON, May 1- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, plans to launch a cocoa futures contract this year, challenging rival Intercontinental Exchange's dominance in the market, industry sources said.
CHICAGO, May 1- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, said on Thursday that first-quarter earnings increased 13 percent, meeting Wall Street expectations, on a jump in trading volume. Net profit rose to $266.8 million, or 79 cents a share, from $235.8 million a year ago, or 71 cents a share.
LONDON, April 30- Gold fell on Wednesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and U.S. data that is expected to show the world's biggest economy is improving, but tensions in Ukraine provided some support for the metal, a traditional haven from risk. U.S. gold futures for June delivery were down $3.70 an ounce at $1,292.60.
SINGAPORE, April 30- Gold edged lower on Wednesday as investors nervously awaited a policy statement by the U.S. Federal Reserve and fresh economic data, with political tensions in Ukraine failing to prompt heavy safe-haven bids.
SINGAPORE, April 30- Gold was little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited cues from the U.S. *Hundreds of pro- Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine's provincial capitals on Tuesday and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia.
Investors will navigate a Fed meeting, an earnings flood, and significant economic data, but traders agree global tensions will continue to dominate the market.
Gold ended above $1,300, after hitting its weakest level in 2-1/2 months, as violence in Ukraine weighed on equity markets and the dollar.