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  • SINGAPORE, June 30- Financial markets around the world will open on Wednesday with a tinge of apprehension, not just because of developments in Greece or China, but because of an extra second. A "leap second" is being added to the world's clocks at midnight GMT on Tuesday, which could test the extremely sensitive trading systems of the modern algorithmic era,...

  • World's markets brace for Wednesday's leap second Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, June 30- Financial markets around with world will open on Wednesday with a tinge of apprehension, not just because of developments in Greece or China, but because of an extra second. A "leap second" is being added to the world's clocks at midnight GMT on Tuesday, which could test the extremely sensitive trading systems of the modern algorithmic era,...

  • SINGAPORE, June 10- Iron ore held at its highest level in nearly four months on Wednesday as stocks at China's ports dropped for the eighth consecutive week, helping entrench a recent recovery in prices. Futures of the steel-making commodity in Singapore and China jumped on Wednesday, with iron ore in Dalian hitting its highest since March.

  • *Singapore Exchange volumes to reach 1 billion tonnes this year. VIENNA, June 3- The derivatives market for iron ore is reaching a tipping point in its strong growth as steel consumers pile in, with contracts traded outside China expected to reach around a billion tonnes this year. Iron ore derivatives traded on the Singapore Exchange have roughly doubled in...

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. SINGAPORE, May 15- Any inquiry into the collapse of iron ore prices by the Australian Senate is likely to provide a great opportunity for political point-scoring for a domestic audience, but won't address the main issue. If any inquiry did go ahead, it would provide a platform for Andrew Forrest, the chief executive of No.4 iron...

  • The main SICOM contract has jumped 7 percent since a six-year low of $1.35 a kilogram hit in January, a level that was revisited on April 9, to close on Tuesday at $1.445. Other regional benchmarks have also gained, with the Tokyo Commodity Exchange contract reaching a 5- week closing high on Tuesday of 216.7 yen per kg, while Shanghai futures ended at 14,370 yuan per...

  • *No.1 producer Sri Trang says to hike rubber prices sharply. *Other Thai producers, Halcyon Agri plan similar measures. SINGAPORE, April 22- Big Asian rubber producers, including world No. 1 Sri Trang Agro-Industry Plc, said they plan to hike prices sharply, ditching a system of pegging them near the benchmark set by the Singapore SICOM exchange.

  • *Shanghai rebar also hits record low, but cuts losses. SINGAPORE, March 27- Spot iron ore prices hit new record lows on Friday while futures in China and Singapore slid as much as 4 percent before paring losses, on worries that global producers would continue to lift output in a well supplied market. Iron ore prices on China's Dalian Commodity Exchange hit the daily...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, March 18- Should there be a debate about the efficiency and transparency of Asian's main thermal coal price indicator, the Newcastle index? The Newcastle weekly index, which underpins physical and paper trading, has jumped around this year, gaining almost 21 percent between a six-year low on Jan. 9 and a 2015 peak of $73.70 a tonne on Feb. 27.

  • HONG KONG, March 12- China is opening a free trade zone in Guangdong next week, part of its wider financial reforms that include moving to a fully convertible yuan currency and capital account liberalisation. In December, China said it would open three more FTZs- in Guangdong, Fujian and Tianjin- and these would duplicate the Shanghai model. China kicked off its...

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. Steel industry officials in China, the destination of two-thirds of the world's seaborne iron ore, will also tell you how their industry suffers from overcapacity, poor profits and the economy's shift to consumption-led growth. The big three miners, Brazil's Vale, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, along with number four, Fortescue...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Singapore Exchange Ltd may have just begun its search for a new CEO but investors and brokers already know what change they want to see: the bourse stripped of its regulatory powers and a rebuilding of its stock market business. Unlike other major financial markets, Singapore does not have a dedicated securities watchdog.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Singapore Exchange Ltd may have just begun its search for a new CEO but investors and brokers already know what change they want to see: the bourse stripped of its regulatory powers and a rebuilding of its stock market business. Unlike other major financial markets, Singapore does not have a dedicated securities watchdog.

  • China, also the top producer of gold, feels its market weight should entitle it to be a price-setter for bullion and it is asserting itself at a time when the established benchmark, the century-old London fix, is under scrutiny because of alleged price-manipulation. If the Chinese fix takes off, it could add to the pressure on the London benchmark, which is used...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 24- The CEO of Singapore Exchange Ltd is to step down in June after five and a half years during which the bourse suffered a damaging penny stock crash that hit trading volumes. Singapore is Asia's leading venue for foreign exchange and has seen strong growth in derivatives trading, but the average daily value of shares traded on its exchange has...

  • *Noble on Monday rejected allegations by Iceberg Research. Noble, which is listed in Singapore but based in Hong Kong, has rejected claims from Iceberg Research which said in a report posted online on Sunday that Noble used aggressive accounting to mislead investors. Not much is known about Iceberg Research, which declined to comment on its background, analysts...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Singapore Exchange Ltd's chief executive said on Wednesday he is looking to emulate the much-heralded Stock Connect link between Hong Kong and Shanghai by formally linking together Southeast Asian bourses. He wants a fledgling link between stock broking houses in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, known as the Association of Southeast...

  • Barclays, Deutsche and Credit Suisse have left the arena over the last 12 months, both symptom and cause of slower trading growth. As Western banks leave, their places are being taken by Chinese players such as GF Financial, Bank of China and, as of Jan. 26, China Merchant Securities. And metals trading in China itself is booming, with the Shanghai Futures Exchange...

  • 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's DBS posts record first-half profit Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:26 PM ET

    DBS Group Holdings said second-quarter net profit climbed 9 percent, beating expectations with the help of 10 percent growth in loans.