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Securities Derivatives

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- U.S. equity index futures fell at the open on Sunday after North Korea said it conducted a hydrogen bomb test. S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.5 percent, shortly after electronic trading resumed on Sunday evening. North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a...

  • Sept 1- U.S. stocks index futures extended gains on Friday after a report from the Labor Department showed monthly employment numbers for August came in below expectations. But the pace of increase could be more than sufficient for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming its massive bond portfolio. Futures snapshot at 8:34 a.m. ET:.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- European shares started September on a firm footing on Friday after three months of losses as financials rose and an update from Vivendi boosted media stocks. Germany' DAX gained 0.5 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent, though a near-40 percent slump in Indivior's shares put pressure on the FTSE 250 which retreated 0.2 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- European shares rose early on Friday, starting September on a firm footing after three months of losses as financials rose and an update from Vivendi boosted media stocks, though a record plunge in pharma firm Indivior weighed on British mid caps. Germany' DAX gained 0.3 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent, though a 35 percent slump in...

  • Aug 30- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors' jitters over North Korea's latest missile test eased and focus shifted to a clutch of economic data. President Donald Trump warned that all options are on the table in response to North Korea's missile test over Japan. *Harvey made landfall again on Wednesday near the Texas- Louisiana...

  • Aug 29- U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Tuesday, with the Dow e-minis down more than 100 points, as investors scampered to safe-haven assets after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, sparking concerns about fresh tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. President Donald Trump said "all options are on the table" for North Korea.

  • BENGALURU, Aug 29- The price of gold rose to its highest in nine and a half months on Tuesday as mounting geopolitical tensions over North Korea's launch of a missile that flew over Japan stoked demand for safe-haven assets, while weighing heavily on the dollar and equities. *U.S. stock futures and Asian share markets tumbled on Tuesday, while the yen jumped to...

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- U.S. stock futures and Asian share markets tumbled on Tuesday, while the yen jumped to four-month highs against the dollar after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan, setting up a tense start to trading for markets in the region. North Korea fired a missile early on Tuesday that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific waters off the...

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- U.S. stock futures fell almost one percent and the yen jumped to four-month highs against the dollar in early Asian trade on Tuesday after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan, setting up a tense start to trading for markets in the region. North Korea fired a missile early on Tuesday that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific waters off...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. stock futures opened sharply lower on Monday for the overnight session after the Japanese and South Korean governments said North Korea had fired a missile that passed over northern Japan early on Tuesday. "The market is sensitive to this," said Michael Purves, chief global strategist at Weeden& Co, who said the concern was that the situation...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. stock futures opened sharply lower on Monday for the overnight session after the Japanese and South Korean governments said North Korea fired a missile that passed over northern Japan early on Tuesday. S&P 500 e-minis were down 0.6 percent, Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 0.8 percent and Dow e-minis were down 0.5 percent. The S&P 500 and Dow had...

  • Aug 28- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as Tropical Storm Harvey barreled into the Texas coast, the heart of the U.S. energy sector, raising concerns about the impact of the storm on the economy and piling more pressure on the dollar, which hit 16- month lows against a basket of currencies. *Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more...

  • Aug 25- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday as investors await Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the central bankers' symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for clues regarding the future path of monetary tightening. *Shares of consumer staples will also be in focus after Amazon laid out plans, including price cuts for range of products, as it completes its...

  • Aug 24- U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Thursday, with caution prevailing ahead of the start of the annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. *Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are scheduled to speak on Friday, although the likelihood of new policy messages from either are slim.

  • Aug 23- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as investors appeared to be in a risk-off mode a day after President Donald Trump said he will shutdown the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. *Trump also said he might scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan,...

  • Aug 23- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as investors appeared to be in a risk-off mode a day after President Donald Trump said he will shutdown the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. *Trump also said he might scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. *U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan,...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 23- China's benchmark stock indexes ended the morning session little changed on Wednesday as rising financial shares offset selling pressure on materials firms amid doubts about how much longer a rally in steel prices can be maintained. China CSI300 stock index futures for September rose 0.2 percent to 3,734.4, 16.2 points below the underlying...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 23- The Hong Kong stock exchange halted trading for the full day on Wednesday as a strong typhoon lashed the financial center and other parts of southern China. Trading was suspended for the rest of the day in the securities market, including Stock Connect trading with mainland Chinese markets, and the derivatives market, as the highest level...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 23- The Hong Kong stock exchange has delayed the start of trading on both the securities and deriviatives markets on Wednesday morning due to Typhoon Hato. Trading in the securities market, including Stock Connect trading, and derivatives market has been delayed due to the issuance of typhoon signal No 8, the city's third-highest weather warning,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stock futures trading volume fell during the two hours on Monday that people across a large portion of the United States donned special glasses to catch a glimpse of the first total solar eclipse to unfold across the country in nearly a century. Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic Coast. Yes, I will stop and go outside and check it out in a couple of...