CBOE won a long-running court battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on two key stock market indexes.» Read More
SINGAPORE, Feb 1- Gold traded largely unchanged on Friday, heading for a small weekly rise as investors await key U.S. employment data to assess the state of recovery in the world's top economy. *Spot gold traded little changed at $1,662.15 an ounce by 0037 GMT, on course for a weekly rise of 0.2 percent, paring some losses from the previous week's 1.5- percent slide.
NEW YORK, Jan 30- A year ago, the bankruptcy of MF Global, the collapsed brokerage run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, seemed like it would be a long and messy affair involving plenty of courtroom drama around the world.
The crisis in Algeria is playing a role in oil's big surge today, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
*Stronger China GDP, calmer Europe help mood. LONDON, Jan 13- Just as you learn to put up with a nagging toothache, this week is expected to provide fresh evidence that the U.S. economy is getting used to life on the edge of the fiscal cliff.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
CNBC's Kate Kelly examines the 34% run-up in lumber futures from the roots - on the ground in Athol, ID.
Major brokers are readying themselves for battle over millions of dollars in swaps trading revenues this year, when the market opens up to stock exchanges.
Brokers like ICAP and BGC Partners make around a third of their revenue from the $640 trillion industry for trading swaps- financial instruments used by companies to cover their exposure to changes in interest rates, foreign exchange rates and credit ratings.
NEW YORK, Dec 24- A pension fund that holds shares of NYSE Euronext has sued the exchange operator over its proposed $8.2 billion sale to IntercontinentalExchange Inc, saying the deal undervalues the company's stock.
*Takeover values NYSE Euronext at $8.2 bln. LONDON, Dec 21- IntercontinentalExchange's $8.2 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext sets the scene for a four-way battle over Europe's lucrative financial derivatives market.
*Takeover values NYSE Euronext at $8.2 bln. LONDON, Dec 21- IntercontinentalExchange's $8.2 billion takeover of New York Stock Exchange owner NYSE Euronext allows it to tap into a dramatic expansion of demand for clearing financial derivatives expected next year.
Dec 21- Duncan Niederauer, the chief executive of New York Stock Exchange operator NYSE Euronext, once boldly proclaimed that his company could not be acquired. But with the agreement by IntercontinentalExchange to buy NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion, Niederauer has accepted he will have to at the very least play second fiddle.
The iconic and once fiercely independent New York Stock Exchange is being sold not because of stocks but for the promise of its derivatives business.
*Takeover values NYSE Euronext at $8.2 bln. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 20- IntercontinentalExchange struck an $8.2 billion deal to buy NYSE Euronext, a combination that will propel the commodities market powerhouse into European financial futures but threaten to further reduce the clout of the New York Stock Exchange.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo provides more details on the NYSE/ICE merger, and why no other suitors are likely to come in and break up the deal.
*Takeover values NYSE Euronext at $8.2 bln. *Deal marks end of era for New York Stock Exchange. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 20- IntercontinentalExchange agreed an $8 billion deal to buy New York Stock Exchange owner NYSE Euronext on Thursday, propelling the commodities player into European financial futures and helping it to take on arch rival CME Group.
"We want to spring-load this company," said Jeffrey Sprecher, IntercontinentalExchange CEO, discussing the terms of the cash and stock deal between the two exchanges, with Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO. There's a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines, Sprecher added.
Dec 20- Here is a look at the world's top exchanges by market capitalisation as IntercontinentalExchange agreed on Thursday to pay $8 billion for NYSE Euronext in a deal that will it take on arch-rival CME Group:.
*Deal values NYSE Euronext at $8.2 bln. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 20- IntercontinentalExchange agreed a $8 billion deal to buy New York Stock Exchange owner NYSE Euronext on Thursday, propelling the commodities player into the big league of European derivatives and helping it to take on arch rival CME Group.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 20- IntercontinentalExchange is in talks to buy New York Stock Exchange owner NYSE Euronext, in a multi-billion dollar deal designed to push it into the big league of European derivatives and take on arch rival CME Group. As well as the 200- year old New York exchange, the NYSE also owns bourses in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon.