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  • Dec 22- Carlyle Group LP and Warburg Pincus LLC said they would buy DBRS Ltd, the world's fourth-largest credit rating agency, in partnership with a consortium of Canadian investors including the firm's founder. DBRS has a 2 percent share of the ratings market dominated by McGraw Hill Financial Inc- owned Standard& Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and...

  • Dec 12- Hearst Corp said it will raise its stake in global credit rating agency Fitch Group to 80 percent from 50 percent in a deal valued at about $2 billion as the media giant diversifies away from its newspaper foundations. Paris- based Fimalac, which is selling the stake to Hearst, will retain a 20 percent interest in Fitch, the third-biggest rating agency behind...

  • Bearish Chinese bets fuel iron ore rout Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET
    Trucks at an iron ore mine

    A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fueled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 3- A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fuelled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract on the Dalian exchange, in the process giving China the pricing power it has long craved. Analysts say its clout on iron ore could become even greater if, as proposed, it lets foreigners...

  • McGraw Hill Financial Inc took a $60 million charge in the third quarter for a possible accord, which is unrelated to the U.S. Department of Justice's $5 billion lawsuit against S&P. The charge contributed to a 12 percent decline in McGraw Hill's profit from a year earlier. In July, McGraw Hill disclosed that it had received a "Wells notice" from the U.S. Securities...

  • McGraw Hill Financial Inc took a $60 million charge in the third quarter for a possible accord, which is unrelated to the U.S. Department of Justice's $5 billion lawsuit against S&P. The charge contributed to a 12 percent decline in McGraw Hill's profit from a year earlier. In July, McGraw Hill had disclosed that it had received a "Wells notice" from the U.S....

  • LONDON, Oct 28- BP said on Tuesday it was told by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission it was closing its probe into anticompetitive practices in oil price reporting and assessment, but other regulators were still investigating. European Commission officials in May 2013 raided the offices of oil majors BP, Shell and Statoil as part of a probe into suspected...

  • They are also profitable: In the third quarter, BlackRock Inc, the biggest provider of the funds, made $850 million in fees from its iShares ETFs, 30 percent of the $2.8 billion in revenue it reported. Last week, Janus Capital Group announced the acquisition of exchange-traded fund provider VelocityShares and Reuters exclusively reported last week that Goldman...

  • They are also profitable: In the third quarter, BlackRock Inc, the biggest provider of the funds, made $850 million in fees from its iShares ETFs, 30 percent of the $2.8 billion in revenue it reported. Last week, Janus Capital Group announced the acquisition of exchange-traded fund provider VelocityShares and Reuters exclusively reported last week that Goldman...

  • UPDATE 1-Canada's TMX names Lou Eccleston as CEO Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    TORONTO, Sept 29- TMX Group Ltd named Lou Eccleston as its new chief executive officer, the Toronto Stock Exchange operator said on Monday, after a lengthy global search to replace retiring CEO Tom Kloet. Eccleston left McGraw Hill Financial in July. Eccleston has also previously worked at Thomson Reuters Corp predecessor Thomson Financial, and at Bloomberg LP.

  • Canada's TMX names Lou Eccleston as its new CEO Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    TORONTO, Sept 29- TMX Group Ltd named Lou Eccleston as its new chief executive officer, the Toronto Stock Exchange operator said on Monday, after a lengthy global search to replace retiring CEO Tom Kloet. Eccleston previously worked at McGraw Hill Financial, Thomson Reuters Corp predecessor Thomson Financial, and Bloomberg LP.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- A federal judge said former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner must give Standard& Poor's documents he used when writing his best-selling memoir, a ruling that could help S&P defend against the government's $5 billion fraud lawsuit over its credit ratings.

  • Sept 22- Standard& Poor's owner McGraw Hill Financial Inc said it would sell McGraw Hill Construction to a private equity firm for $320 million.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- The oil market's price setting agencies have avoided being linked to the kind of regulation trained on financial benchmarks, in a report by international regulators.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Index provider Standard& Poor's and financial information services provider Markit Ltd have emerged as final bidders for Barclays Plc's index business, which could fetch more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Morgan Stanley and other companies urged a U.S. judge to dismiss nationwide litigation claiming they conspired for 12 years to fix prices of Brent crude oil, a benchmark for the cost of gasoline and heating oil.

  • *Net income $1.06/ shr vs. est 99 cents/ shr. July 28- McGraw Hill Financial Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by growth in its Standard& Poor's ratings unit due to a resurgent bond market. Revenue from the S&P business rose 11 percent to $664 million in the quarter, accounting for nearly half of McGraw Hill's total revenue.

  • S&P parent McGraw Hill's profit rises 17 pct Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    July 28- McGraw Hill Financial Inc reported a 17 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by growth in its ratings services due to an increase in bond issuances. Net income attributable to common shareholders rose to $292 million, or $1.06 per share, for the first quarter ended June 30, from $250 million, or 90 cents, a year earlier.

  • Early movers: GM, F, CAT, AAL, JPM, FB, T & more Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • S&P faces fraud charges over mortgage ratings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:43 PM ET

    Standard & Poor's may face securities fraud charges for ratings given to six commercial mortgage-backed securities issued in 2011.