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  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- TradeZero, a Bahamas- based online broker-dealer, said on Thursday it had launched the world's first "dark pool" exchange for bitcoin to enable institutional investors to execute large trades. TradeZero has partnered with Jered Kenna, one of the earliest bitcoin investors and founder of the now defunct bitcoin exchange called Tradehill, for the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- The top three U.S. stock exchange groups on Thursday outlined how they have harmonized key exchange processes over the past year and proposed rule changes to promote more orderly trading during times of extreme volatility. Proposed rule changes to harmonize the way stocks and ETFs are halted and reopened in volatile trading sessions will be...

  • *HKEX commods H1 EBITDA dips to HK $513 mln from HK $632 mln yr ago. Aug 10- Core first-half earnings of the Hong Kong bourse's commodity division slumped by 19 percent as trade in metals declined while hiring linked to a new spot commodities trading platform in China drove up costs, the exchange said on Wednesday. Earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and...

  • Aug 10- Daily traded volumes on the London Metal Exchange shrunk by 9 percent in the first half of 2016 due to difficult market conditions, its owner said on Wednesday, and after higher fees discouraged trading on the metals bourse. LME owner Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing logged a half-year net profit of HK $2.985 billion, down from HK $4.10 billion a year ago.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- The London Metal Exchange has just unveiled a package of measures designed to "strengthen its role as the global liquidity center for metals trading." This marks a reversal of the fee hikes instituted at the start of 2015, the expiry date of a previous "no-change" honeymoon period promised by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing when it bought the...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Aug 5- Hungary's main equities index fell on Friday, led lower by drug maker Richter, after the company said its drug cariprazine failed a clinical trial in the United States. Polish assets surged this week after a proposed bill on Swiss franc mortgages proved less costly to banks than expected, reducing the risk that credit rating agencies would...

  • TORONTO, Aug 4- Canada's main stock index notched a gain on Thursday as surging oil prices boosted energy stocks, while poor earnings hurt insurer Manulife Financial Corp and the exit of a major investor weighed on Canadian Pacific Railway stock. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 16.73 points, or 0.12 percent, to 14,528.78.

  • TORONTO, Aug 4- Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday as shares of insurer Manulife Financial Corp plunged after poor earnings and the exit of a major investor hurt Canadian Pacific Railway stock. Manulife, Canada's biggest life insurer, fell 5.5 percent to C $16.93 after its lower profit missed expectations and it warned of an impending charge while...

  • The company, which owns Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange, said adjusted operating profit rose 9 percent to 333.3 million pounds in the six months ended June 30. The group, which operates in the UK, continental Europe, United States and Asia, said it was well positioned to navigate political and macroeconomic changes. LSE and Deutsche Boerse have both...

  • Aug 4- London Stock Exchange Group Plc, which has agreed to merge with German peer Deutsche Boerse to create a giant European trading house, reported a rise in first-half adjusted operating profit on Thursday and said it was working on securing regulatory approvals. The company, which owns Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange, said adjusted operating...

  • Aug 3- TMX Group Ltd, Canada's biggest stock exchange operator, reported on Wednesday that its second-quarter profit more than doubled, helped by lower operating expenses and continued market volatility. The Toronto- based company said net profit attributable to shareholders rose to C $58.3 million, or C $1.07 a share, from C $27.6 million, or 51 Canadian cents a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Intercontinental Exchange Inc was "fortunate" to have scrapped a potential counterbid for the London Stock Exchange in May, ahead of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the head of the New York Stock Exchange operator said on Wednesday. ICE, which has futures and clearing operations in Europe, earlier on Wednesday reported a...

  • Aug 3- Intercontinental Exchange Inc, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, announced a 5- for-1 stock split on Wednesday and said it would buy back up to $1 billion of shares. Net income attributable to ICE rose 26 percent to $357 million, or $2.98 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $283 million, or $2.54 per share, a year earlier.

  • Aug 3- Intercontinental Exchange Inc, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, announced a 5- for-1 stock split and said it would buy back up to $1 billion in shares. The company also reported a 26 percent rise in quarterly profit as it earned more from data services. Net income attributable to the company rose to $357 million, or $2.98 per share, for the second quarter...

  • July 29- CBOE Holdings Inc, the operator of the largest U.S. options exchange, reported a 13.6 percent rise in quarterly profit as market volatility boosted transaction fees. Net income allocated to CBOE's common shareholders rose to $50.7 million, or 62 cents per share, for the quarter ended June 30, compared with $44.6 million, or 54 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • BRIEF-DEUTSCHE BOERSE-63.7 PCT SHARES TENDERED UNDER LSE DEAL. July 29- Deutsche Boerse AG:. *Satisfaction of exchange offer acceptance condition.

  • LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC SAYS HOLDCO TODAY ANNOUNCES THAT FINAL NUMBER OF DEUTSCHE BKORSE SHARES TENDERED UNDER EXCHANGE OFFER AT TIME OF EXPIRATION OF ACCEPTANCE PERIOD AMOUNTED TO 63.65%.

  • CORRECTED-DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG SAYS HOLDCO TODAY ANNOUNCES THAT FINAL NUMBER OF DEUTSCHE BKORSE SHARES TENDERED UNDER EXCHANGE OFFER AT TIME OF EXPIRATION OF ACCEPTANCE PERIOD AMOUNTED TO 63.65%.

  • RPT-DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG- EXCHANGE OFFER ACCEPTANCE CONDITION IN BOTH LSEG ACQUISITION AND DEUTSCHE BKORSE ACQUISITION HAS BEEN SATISFIED.

  • The company's net income rose to $320.1 million, or 95 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $265 million, or 78 cents per share, a year earlier. CME Group earned $1.14 per share, excluding items, beating the average analyst estimate of $1.11 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Total revenue rose 10.5 percent to $906.4 million.