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  • Futures market operator CME's profit falls 4.8 pct Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:08 AM ET

    Feb 5- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported a 4.8 percent fall in quarterly profit due to lower transaction volume and clearing fees. Net income attributable to CME fell to $291.7 million, or 86 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $306.5 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier. CME, which owns the Chicago Board of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- As the long rout on world energy markets intensified in volatile trade in recent months, exchange operators have reaped benefits. On Thursday, the Atlanta- based exchange reported forecast-busting earnings for the fourth quarter due to its data business. "More people are paying attention to those prices and trying to figure out when to lock in low...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- As a deepening panic has swept across world energy markets in recent months, exchange operators have reaped benefits as trading volumes soared. The bumper volumes will likely be a hot topic of discussion when Atlanta- based ICE reports quarterly earnings on Thursday and its Chicago rival releases its numbers on Friday. The exit and entry has...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 3- CME Group Inc plans to resume the listing schedule for live cattle futures and options contracts, effective Feb. 18, the exchange said in statement on Wednesday. CME Group temporarily delayed listing new contracts in early December 2015 to evaluate possible delivery changes of non-U.S. origin cattle in anticipation of a repeal of beef, as a covered...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 3- Exchange operator CBOE Holdings Inc on Wednesday reported lower quarterly revenue on a sharp drop in trading volume and said it would increase spending in 2016, sending its shares lower. The company, which owns the Chicago Board Options Exchange, said core operating expenses would rise 8 percent to 10 percent to $211 million to $215 million in...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 3- Exchange operator CBOE Holdings Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, but operating revenue dropped due to a decline in transaction fees and trading volume. Net income allocated to common stockholders rose to $50.2 million, or 61 cents per share, in the fourth quarter from $49.1 million, or 58 cents per share, a...

  • CBOE tops 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:49 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ CBOE Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $50.2 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. CBOE shares have risen 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LONDON, Feb 2- National Australia Bank Ltd has delayed the float of Clydesdale Bank Plc by 24 hours to update its listing prospectus after a request for more information from a rating agency. Clydesdale, whose shares were priced at 180 pence on Monday, had received a request from an unnamed rating agency that could result in a downgrade of the bank's deposit rating,...

  • Questar and Alere are big market movers Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 4:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:. Questar Corp., up $4.60 to $24.99. Aetna Inc., up $1.53 to $103.37.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Barclays and Credit Suisse are poised to settle federal and state charges that they misled investors in their dark pools, with Barclays admitting it broke the law and agreeing to pay $70 million, federal and New York state officials said on Sunday. Of that, Barclays will pay a $70 million fine split evenly between the SEC and New York state, admit...

  • WASHINGTON— Two major global banks, Barclays and Credit Suisse, are paying a combined $154.3 million to settle government investigations that they misled clients about being able to safely trade on their "dark pool" financial exchanges, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Attorney General's office said Sunday. The banks left their...

  • SAN DIEGO, Jan 29- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, is considering implementing circuit breakers in its cattle markets after complaints about extreme volatility. The circuit breakers could be triggered when prices decline sharply, "so people don't get into panic-type selling on the way down," Executive Chairman Terry Duffy told a...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- The New York Stock Exchange on Thursday recommended reforms to the U.S. equities market which it said could improve stability and prevent a repeat of the wild price swings seen on Aug. 24 during a near-unprecedented bout of volatility. During the volatility on Aug. 24 there were 1,278 halts compared to 39 on a typical day, NYSE, which is owned by...

  • Fix stock market rules before admitting IEX -Nasdaq CEO Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 3:41 PM ET

    The move prompted Nasdaq, along with other exchanges and automated trading firms, to complain to the SEC about IEX's operating model. They said it runs afoul of a sweeping set of rules governing exchanges the SEC adopted in 2005 called Regulation National Market System. The SEC has also received hundreds of letters in support of IEX, which features a "speed bump"...

  • TORONTO, Jan 27- Dour credit rating agencies and rising borrowing costs have added to Alberta's misery after a plunge in crude oil prices slammed its economy, but portfolio managers have sniffed value in the province's underperforming bonds. The spread between the yield on Alberta's 10- year bond and the Government of Canada's 10- year benchmark has widened...

  • COLUMN-The 'Fed put' to be tested: James Saft Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 3:00 PM ET

    Worries about slow growth and debt in China, as well as slowing global trade, have hit global financial markets hard, sending U.S. stocks to their worst January ever, down 7 percent. Futures prices now indicate a 70 percent chance that the Fed either keeps rates unchanged or hikes by 25 basis points once this year, according to data from CME Group, an outcome given less...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 22- Rating agency Moody's on Friday placed large parts of the global oil and gas sector on review for a downgrade, as a crash of more than 70 percent in oil prices over the last 18 months has pulled down energy company stocks as well. The reviews affect oil and gas companies across the world, including the United States and Canada, Latin America, the...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 22- Australian markets operator ASX Ltd on Friday said it has bought a minority stake in a U.S. blockchain developer, positioning itself to become the first stock exchange in the world to use distributed ledger technology for public companies. The A $14.9 million investment in Digital Asset Holdings would help to cut costs, speed up transactions and...

  • *Plans include creating spot commodities market in China. HONG KONG, Jan 21- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing will start new initiatives including an onshore China commodities platform and a way for foreign companies to launch offerings in the mainland via the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect program, its CEO said. The initiatives will be launched between...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- The suspended stock market circuit breaker mechanism was not an appropriate policy for China, the deputy head of the country's securities regulator told CNN, two weeks after the mechanism was halted. "The circuit breaker is a standard practice in a lot of Western markets, so we thought that perhaps it could work in China as well," Fang Xinghai, the vice...