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  • FRANKFURT, June 15- Deutsche Boerse is looking at the possibility of buying currency trading platform 360 T, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday, although it was not yet clear if the German exchange operator will place a binding bid. Deutsche Boerse declined to comment on whether it was bidding, while 360 T, one of a handful of multi-bank, multi-user...

  • SINGAPORE, June 11- Credit rating agency Standard& Poor's has cut its outlook on Singapore- listed commodities trader Noble Group Ltd to' negative' from' stable', saying it expects higher earnings volatility. The move marks the latest problem for the embattled commodity trader, which has seen its shares dive as much as 48 percent since mid-February after...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Wall Street's self-funded watchdog said on Wednesday it may cut the fees it charges to professional users, like banks, of its weekly report on off-exchange trading volumes in order to make the information more accessible following industry complaints. "We are looking hard at reducing or eliminating those fees," Richard Ketchum, chief executive...

  • CHICAGO, June 9- CME Group Inc will extend electronic grain and oilseed futures and options trading by five minutes next month following the closure of most of its open-outcry futures pits, the company said on Tuesday. The period, which is set to begin on July 6, will give traders time to square up positions, adjust errors in orders and enter last-minute...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 6- South Africa's National Treasury said on Saturday electricity supply constraints were getting government attention at the highest level after rating agency Fitch said an unstable power supply had led it to cut growth forecasts. South Africa is building three large-scale power stations to reduce chronic electricity shortages that...

  • SAO PAULO, June 3- Moody's Investors Service expects to decide whether to downgrade Brazil's credit rating only after its analysts meet with the country's policymakers in the third quarter, said senior analyst Mauro Leos at the rating agency on Wednesday. The agency assigned a negative outlook to Brazil's Baa2 credit rating last September, warning it could...

  • HONG KONG, May 28- China this week pushed ahead efforts to link its domestic markets with global peers by launching a joint venture in Germany to provide a wide range of yuan-denominated products to European investors. Deutsche Boerse agreed to set up a venture with the Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Financial Future Exchange to develop Chinese shares and...

  • Expectations that yuan-denominated shares listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges could make the cut have grown as reforms such as the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme have helped open up China's stock market. "FTSE have offered a half-measure and that's not completely surprising, given the intransigence with which a number of major index...

  • Expectations that yuan-denominated shares listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges could make the cut have grown as reforms such as the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme have helped open up China's stock market. "FTSE have offered a half-measure and that's not completely suprising given the intransigence with which a number of major index...

  • FRANKFURT, May 26- German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse is set to unveil a joint venture with Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Financial Futures Exchange aimed at easing European investors' access to Chinese shares and ETFs, two people familiar with the plans said. "A central goal for Deutsche Boerse is to expand its cooperation with China," one of the people...

  • It's also the prize being sought by Charles Li, the chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which bought the venerable London Metal Exchange. This is particularly attractive for global investors not big enough to justify the costs and risks involved in establishing a legal entity in China in order to be allowed to trade there.

  • HONG KONG, May 21- China's investors are fuelling their own version of a dotcom bubble going by the meteoric rise in the shares of a newly-listed Internet video company. "The forces are much too strong to make any bubble burst or any stock market to go down right now," said Josef Schuster, founder of IPO research and investment firm Ipox Schuster LLC.

  • New Liquidnet venue seeks to tame bond jitters Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    *Dark-pool bond platform due in "a few months"- CEO. *Aims to make difference in liquidity-parched market. LONDON, May 20- Liquidnet will launch its new bond-trading platform in "a few months" and aims to help tame recent volatility in market prices by adding liquidity, the head of the U.S. dark-pool operator told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • *Paris- based Kepler Cheuvreux has taken measures on Greece. LONDON/ ATHENS, May 19- Greece's cash crunch has pushed several European brokers to cut back on Greek share trading or restrict approval of new positions in case Athens imposes capital controls, industry sources told Reuters. Trading sources in Athens said global banks were still routing Greek trades,...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- CME Group Inc said on Monday it would launch a zinc futures contract next month, stepping up a global battle for metals market share with the London Metal Exchange amid expanding Asian markets. The statement did not explain JPMorgan's role in the zinc contract. "We're pleased that CME Group has responded swiftly and decisively to industry...

  • SAO PAULO, May 14- Brazil's BM&FBovespa SA posted first-quarter net income of 279.7 million Brazilian reais, a 9.2 percent increase over the same period last year, according to a securities filing on Thursday. The result was below the 295 million reais expected in a Reuters poll of four analysts. Market volatility due to economic uncertainty in Brazil and bets on...

  • S&P downgrades Chicago GO bonds to A- from A+ Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
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    S&P credit rating agency on Thursday downgraded Chicago's general obligation bonds to A- from A+.

  • S&P downgrades Chicago GO bonds to A- from A+ Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 14- S&P credit rating agency on Thursday downgraded Chicago's general obligation bonds to A- from A+, which the agency said was three notches above "junk" level, citing the financial challenges the city is facing. The agency said it expects the city will address its liquidity pressures, "whether through full re-negotiations or through utilizing its own...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The top U.S. derivatives regulator said on Thursday that his agency has directed exchange market operator CME Group Inc to beef up its enforcement staff and develop plans to detect manipulative "spoofing" tactics. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Tim Massad discussed the agency's recommendations to CME in prepared...

  • Issues like the cost of trading on exchanges, trading incentives and broker standards, were discussed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Market Structure Advisory Committee at its day-long meeting in Washington, D.C. The panel's 17 members include representatives from fund companies, an exchange, off-exchange trading venues, dealers and...