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  • LONDON, April 21- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd on Friday appointed Matt Chamberlain chief executive of the London Metal Exchange, the world's largest and oldest metals market. HKEx also said it had appointed James Proudlock managing director and head of market development, reporting to Chamberlain and Adrian Farnham, the head of the LME's clearing...

  • Credit rating agency Standard& Poor's Global Ratings on Tuesday predicted a turnaround in economic output for New Mexico in the near term, pointing to more growth in the oil and mining sectors in 2017.. The value of land in the Permian Basin, which includes stretches along the Texas- New Mexico border, also has increased rapidly because of the continued interest.

  • DETROIT, April 12,- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn told Reuters that a key issue in his proxy fight with General Motors Co is the automaker's refusal to allow credit rating agencies to formally rate his plan to restructure GM shares. Einhorn said in an interview that GM has refused to allow Greenlight to present to credit rating agencies its proposal to split GM...

  • *LSE sees opportunity in Middle East. LONDON, April 11- The London Stock Exchange is targeting more listings from companies in the Middle East, following a dearth of initial public offerings in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The exchange is now turning to the Middle East, an executive said, seeking to convince investors it is...

  • TORONTO, April 10- Canada's main stock index ended higher on Monday, with energy stocks leading broad gains as the price of oil rose. The heavyweight energy group climbed 1.6 percent, with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd adding 1.6 percent to C $45.31 and Encana Corp up 3 percent at C $16.02, as a shutdown at Libya's largest oilfield and political tensions in the...

  • TORONTO, April 10- Canada's main stock index was barely higher in morning trade on Monday, helped by energy stocks as the price of oil rose, while miners broadly weighed. The heavyweight energy group climbed 1.2 percent, with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd adding 1.6 percent to C $45.33 and Encana Corp up 2.2 percent at C $15.89, as a shutdown at Libya's largest...

  • SHANGHAI, April 8- In Beijing's latest push to attract foreign investment into the country's $9 trillion bond market, China's state-owned clearing house said on Saturday that it will work with Canada's TMX Group to expedite cross-border investments. Shanghai Clearing House, supervised by China's central bank, said in a statement that by exploring ways to...

  • TORONTO, April 6- The Toronto Stock Exchange operator, TMX Group Ltd, said on Thursday it has developed a blockchain-based prototype for electronic shareholder voting, the latest effort by an exchange operator to leverage the technology to try to solve an industry problem. "This is something that's been plaguing us for quite some time," John Lee, vice president of...

  • TORONTO, April 6- The Toronto Stock Exchange operator, TMX Group Ltd, said on Thursday it has developed a blockchain-based prototype for electronic shareholder voting, the latest effort by an exchange operator to leverage the technology to try to solve an industry problem. "This is something that's been plaguing us for quite some time," John Lee, vice president of...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Trading volumes and open interest in U.S. crude futures soared in 2016, particularly among buyers out of Asia and shale companies locking in output, both of whom have shown an affinity for far-dated contracts, the CME Group Inc said on Thursday. Shale has since emerged as a resilient rival to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Trading volumes and open interest in U.S. crude futures soared in 2016, particularly among buyers out of Asia and shale companies locking in output, both of whom have shown an affinity for far-dated contracts, the CME Group Inc said on Thursday. Shale has since emerged as a resilient rival to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  • LONDON, April 4- The European Union's securities watchdog has proposed tougher conditions on the use of credit ratings compiled outside the bloc, potentially making it harder for rating agencies in Britain to offer their services in the EU after Brexit. London hosts the world's "Big Three" rating agencies, Moody's, Standard& Poor's, and Fitch, which dominate...

  • The SEC is expected to approve or reject their proposals in the coming weeks. The SEC approved the market's first speed bump last year, but rules around intentionally slowing down trades are vague and it is difficult to predict which, if any, of the proposals will pass. SEC staff are scrutinizing how each exchange justifies its plans, said a person familiar with the...

  • PRETORIA, April 4- South Africa's new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday the credit rating downgrade by S&P meant the government had to pay even greater focus on growing the economy, and that he would address the issues raised by the rating agencies. Gigaba said South Africa's rand denominated debt was still rated as investment grade and that the...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- An attempted merger between the German and British stock exchanges was struck down by European regulators on Wednesday, formally ending a deal that unravelled in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. "We could not approve this merger on the terms... proposed," said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager,...

  • *LME Clear hoped to introduce cuts to initial margins last autumn. *Average Jan copper volumes down 12 pct on LME, up 22 pct on CME. LONDON, March 28- Regulatory delays to a proposal to slash initial clearing margins by the London Metal Exchange has dealt another blow to the exchange's ability to fend off competition from U.S. rival CME Group, whose margins are sharply...

  • March 23- IG Group Holdings Plc, a British online trading company, reported a 3.8 percent fall in quarterly revenue as it earned less per client, especially in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company, which provides online stockbroking and trading services to retail investors, said revenue fell to 117.4 million pounds for the three months ended Feb. 28, from 122...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, March 22- Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade on Wednesday approved BM&FBovespa SA's takeover of rival Cetip SA Mercados Organizados, and will not require any antitrust measures beyond those the exchange and clearinghouse firms proposed themselves. The spike in shares was "mainly due to the approval of the deal with remedies that were not...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, March 22- Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade on Wednesday approved BM&FBovespa SA's takeover of rival Cetip SA Mercados Organizados, and will not require any antitrust measure beyond those the exchange and clearinghouse proposed for themselves. Trading transactions in Brazil are settled through a central counterparty clearinghouse, a...

  • approval@ SAO PAULO, March 22- Brazilian stocks rose on Wednesday as shares of BM&FBovespa SA and Cetip SA rallied after antitrust watchdog Cade approved a tie-up between the companies. The rally helped lift Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index despite persistent concerns that widening corruption investigations could hamper the approval of fiscal...