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  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A blizzard bearing down on New York hollowed out Wall Street offices on Monday, leaving most investment banks and fund managers with skeleton staffs as many employees opted to work from home. "No one will give me a medal for making it to work after a five-hour commute," said Anurag Bhardwaj, a managing director who works with hedge funds at Barclays...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • European shares inch up in shortened session Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 24- European stocks inched up on Wednesday in a shortened session ahead of the Christmas break, gaining ground for the seventh day in a row and mirroring a rally on Wall Street fuelled by unexpectedly strong U.S. The London Stock Exchange is set to close the session at 1230 GMT, while Euronext markets will close at 1305 GMT, along with the Madrid Stock...

  • 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,...

  • *Alibaba helps U.S. market hit IPO numbers not seen since 2000. Tuesday's data showed the U.S. market was among the most successful for new issues, thanks in part to the record-breaking listing of Chinese online retailer Alibaba in September, the largest to date. After the bumper Alibaba sale, Saudi Arabia led the listings with National Commercial Bank's $6...

  • EU grain to enjoy spoils of Russian export curbs Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    *Australia, Argentina, Canada, Ukraine could also benefit. PARIS, Dec 18- European Union grain exporters will be the main beneficiaries of Russia's pullback from international grain markets as Moscow races to cool domestic prices in the face of economic crisis, analysts and traders said. "At current prices, it's clearly European wheat that will benefit," Andree...

  • 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,...

  • NYSE to eliminate fees for some retail stock orders Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    NYSE now says it will eliminate transaction fees for orders originating from retail investors that are priced midway between the best bid and offer available at the time, priced at $1 or above, starting Jan. 2. NYSE currently charges 25 cents per 100 shares for those types of orders. NYSE executes a little over 20 percent of U.S. stock trades on its three stock...

  • 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...

  • U.S. swaps regulator wants tighter clearing house rules Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4- Regulators should consider tighter rules for clearing houses given their crucial role as guardians against market routs after the 2007-2009 credit crisis, a senior U.S. swaps regulator said on Thursday. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission should take a first step towards subjecting clearing houses to more standardized regular...

  • Germany's DAX extends rally; OPEC sinks energy firms Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    *Energy shares under pressure as OPEC maintains supply. LONDON, Nov 27- European shares rose on Thursday led by the German DAX, which extended its recent sharp rally on the back of encouraging data and expectations of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. At the same time weak inflation data raised again the spectre of deflation in the region,...

  • European shares rise, boosted by Germany's DAX Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    *Energy shares under pressure ahead of OPEC meeting. LONDON, Nov 27- European shares rose on Thursday, adding to their recent sharp rally that has been fuelled by expectations of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. At the same time Spanish and Italian stocks rose as expectations mounted that the European Central Bank would buy bonds.

  • *Energy shares under pressure ahead of OPEC meeting. PARIS, Nov 27- European shares inched up in early trade on Thursday, adding to their recent sharp rally that has been fuelled by expectations of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. "The results are better-than-expected, thanks to sales from its liquor and spirits division, as well as better...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The European Union will soon push back a deadline by which U.S. clearing houses need to comply with its rules, a source familiar with the matter said, taking the sting out of a dispute with America over how to regulate swaps. A European Commission spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday that an extension of the Dec. 15 deadline had been proposed, and...

  • LONDON, Nov 13- London Stock Exchange Group shares hit an all-time high on Thursday after it reported jumps in first-half revenue and profit and raised its dividend. The stock was up 2.9 percent at 2083 pence at 1110 GMT versus a slightly higher UK blue-chip index. Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said the pipeline for listings remained strong, with Virgin Money's...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 12- Trading of coal via financial instruments in Europe is likely to jump 30 percent to 3,800 tonnes this year, boosted by demand from producers, commodity traders and hedge funds, according to a report by energy research company Prospex. The biggest trading segment is the Amsterdam- Rotterdam- Antwerp port range, where overseas coal arrives.

  • *Gold "fix" to be replaced by electronic platform. LONDON, Nov 12- Switzerland's financial watchdog said on Wednesday it had found a "clear attempt" to manipulate precious metals price benchmarks during a cross-market investigation into trading at UBS bank. Regulators fined six major banks on Wednesday a total of $4.3 billion over the foreign exchange...