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  • China strengthens hold over oil market as price maker Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 6:46 AM ET

    *China's crude import costs more than halved to $10 billion/ month. SINGAPORE, Aug 11- China's growing ability to buy and sell millions of barrels of crude oil on the Asian physical market in a matter of minutes through its main trading firms has given China so much clout that other traders are often forced to follow its agreed prices. Early this month, Chinaoil, the...

  • Aug 5- A New York state judge dismissed a lawsuit by the liquidators of two Bear Sterns hedge funds accusing Moody's Investors Service, Standard& Poor's and Fitch Ratings of fraudulently inflating ratings of securities prior to the financial crisis. State Supreme Court Justice Anil Singh in Manhattan said on Tuesday that the lawsuit was filed a few weeks too...

  • July 27- McGraw Hill Financial Inc, the parent of the Standard& Poor's ratings agency, said it would buy financial data and information company SNL Financial LC for about $2.23 billion. The deal will strengthen McGraw Hill's data unit, S&P Capital IQ, particularly in providing information on banking and insurance, the company said on Monday.

  • McGraw Hill to buy SNL Financial for $2.23 bln Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:47 AM ET

    July 27- McGraw Hill Financial Inc, the parent of the Standard& Poor's ratings agency, said it would buy SNL Financial LC, a financial data and information company owned by private equity firm New Mountain Capital LLC, for about $2.23 billion. The cash deal is expected to add to adjusted diluted earnings per share in 2016, excluding amortization, McGraw Hill said.

  • Asia oil pricing change to raise trade volumes Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:44 PM ET

    The change in how fuel oil, diesel, jet fuel and gasoline are assessed for loadings out of Singapore and Malaysia takes a borderless approach similar to that in the world's largest oil storage hub Amsterdam- Rotterdam- Antwerp. The main change is that from July in Platts' free-on-board Singapore price assessments- the basis for most contract and spot deals done in...

  • Marine fuel price slump set to deepen as glut grows Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    *Singapore fuel oil inventory highest in over 15 years. SINGAPORE, June 16- Marine fuel prices are set to fall further after plunging to their lowest since late 2013, with traders in Singapore, the world's largest ship refueling hub, saying they are looking to sell quickly in the face of a global supply glut. "The market is flooded with oil and everyone is desperate to...

  • May 1- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong growth in its bond ratings and financial services businesses. High-grade U.S. corporate debt offerings jumped 8 percent to $341.9 billion in the first quarter from a year earlier, marking the strongest three-month period for the asset class since...

  • The company's owner, private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC, has held talks with investment banks about the IPO, though their underwriter roles will not be finalized before the summer, four people said this week. It competes with Pearson Plc and Cengage Learning Inc, and, like its peers, has sought to make most of its offerings available on the Internet as...

  • April 28- McGraw Hill Financial Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by growth in its Standard& Poor's ratings services business as high-grade bond offerings rose. McGraw Hill, whose rivals include Moody's Corp's Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, reaffirmed its adjusted full-year profit forecast of $4.35- $4.45 per...

  • S&P owner McGraw Hill's profit rises 26 pct Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:19 AM ET

    April 28- McGraw Hill Financial Inc, parent of Standard& Poor's ratings agency, reported a 26 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher revenue from its bond ratings business. The company's net income from continuing operations rose to $303 million, or $1.10 per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, from $241 million, or 87 cents per share, a year...

  • A 3,000% tax rate? Be glad it's not you Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Fracking crews at an Anadarko Petroleum Corporation site near Brighton, northern Colorado.

    There are 10 companies in the S&P that paid effective tax rates of 60% or greater last year. USA Today reports.

  • District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan said Barbara Duka did not deserve a preliminary injunction because she was unlikely to succeed on the merits of her argument that SEC administrative proceedings are unconstitutional. The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms gave the SEC the power to pursue more enforcement cases in-house, rather than in federal...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- A federal judge on Wednesday refused to stop the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from pursuing a case against a former Standard& Poor's executive over her role in an alleged fraud involving ratings for commercial mortgage-backed securities. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan said Barbara Duka was not entitled to a...

  • NEW YORK, April 10- News Corp and 21st Century Fox, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks to build a joint headquarters in a new 88- story skyscraper at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, The New York Times said on Friday. "21st Century Fox and News Corp are each exploring options for their New York headquarters and the process is ongoing," a spokesman for...

  • Black swan in bonds puts Fed on notice Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 4:38 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve.

    Last week the bond market did something its only done one other time in 45 years. Yet not many people noticed.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered a deal between Russia and Ukraine, amid firming oil prices and strong earnings reports.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday, following gains in Europe on the back of strong bank earnings.

  • Early movers: TIME, AVP, RIO, NLSN, CSCO & more Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Wall Street shrugs off Greece fears, eyes retail sales Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 5:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday, following gains in Europe on the back of strong bank earnings.

  • Tuesday's midday movers: Target, Lear, NYT & more Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    NYSE New York Stock Exchange traders markets

    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers: