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World Markets Exchanges

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 2- The new chief executive of Deutsche Boerse forecast 2018 would be a good year for the German stock exchange operator after a turbulent 2017 marred by an insider trading scandal, a failed merger and a profit warning. He succeeded Carsten Kengeter, who resigned last year amid an investigation into alleged insider trading that had its roots in the...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 27- South African financial markets opened at 0900 GMT on Wednesday after the resumption of trading was delayed due to technical issues, exchange operator JSE Ltd. said.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 22- China's main over-the-counter equity market said on Friday that it would improve its trading mechanism by introducing auction trading, in an apparent effort to boost liquidity. China launched the OTC equity board in 2015, hoping it would become a hotbed of innovation. Starting on Jan. 15, negotiation-based share transfers during the trading...

  • Lloyd Blankfein, CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs.

    Goldman Sachs is planning to get into the business of trading digital currencies, Bloomberg reports, citing sources familiar with the matter.

  • Dec 20- The online brokerage firm E* Trade Financial Corp will allow customers to trade bitcoin futures from Cboe Global Markets Inc, the company said on its website Wednesday, joining its rivals in opening the door for more mainstream adoption of the cryptocurrency. The launch of futures by Chicago- based exchange Cboe and its rival CME Group Inc a week earlier,...

  • A customer looks at Bitcoin prices on Coinbase as he uses a Bitcoin machine in Old Street underground station in London.

    Coinbase’s attempt to open trading in a new digital currency on Tuesday shows the industry is still experiencing growing pains.

  • MILAN, Dec 20- Italian fashion house Valentino plans to list on the Milan stock market sometime from late 2018, with its Qatari owner planning to sell around a quarter of the company in an initial public offering of shares, a source close to the matter said. The group, founded in 1960 by designer Valentino Garavani in a studio near Rome's Spanish Steps, retains a...

  • TOKYO, Dec 20- Bitcoin fell more than 10 percent on Wednesday to a one-week low of $15,800 at cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp, losing almost one- fifth of its value from a peak hit just three days ago. The digital currency has been sliding since it reached a record high of $19,666 on Sunday, when the exchange giant CME Group launched bitcoin futures, one week after...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON/ SYDNEY, Dec 18- Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder. A total of 751 contracts- each of them for five bitcoins- had been traded on CME's January futures contract as of...

  • NEW YORK/ SYDNEY, Dec 18- Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on the CME Group Inc on Sunday, although market experts believe a recent rally in the cryptocurrency has further to go. The reference price, from which price limits are set, is $19,600 for the February contract, $19,700 for March and $19,900 for June, according to CME.

  • The CME bitcoin front-month futures opened at $20,650 and have so far traded as low as $19,290 and as high as $20,650 in a session that extends into Monday. The new contract was recently at $19,290 on CME, below the $19,500 reference price set by the exchange for the January contract. The reference price, from which price limits are set, is $19,600 for the February...

  • The CME bitcoin futures opened at $20,650 and have so far traded as high as $20,650 and as low as $19,315 in a session that extends overnight into Monday. The new contract was recently at $19,480 on CME, while the week-old bitcoin futures contract at the Cboe was last trading at $19,500, up 7.7 percent on the day. The seed price, or the reference price from which price...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract to wager on the cryptocurrency on Sunday. "The CME contract is based on a broader array of exchanges," said Matt Osborne, chief investment officer of Altegris, a $2.5 billion alternative investments...

  • Exchange operators CME Group and Deutsche Boerse have decided to downgrade their membership for the consortium starting at the end of January 2018, according to slides titled "member attrition" from a board meeting presentation held on Friday. CME Group and Deutsche Boerse were premier members of the group and will downgrade to a general membership.

  • Gautam Sashittal of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre outlines how the trading hub has grown its reach in commodities trade.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 13- The European Commission adopted decisions on Wednesday to allow European investors to continue trading in shares listed in several stock exchanges in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong after new EU market rules come into force in January. The commission's decision concerns more than 20 regular exchanges in the United States,...

  • LONDON, Dec 13- The start of trading in government bond and stock market futures on the derivatives and futures exchange Eurex was delayed by around 50 minutes on Wednesday after the platform suffered "serious issues." The opening of trading on Eurex at 0700 GMT was delayed as the exchange was experiencing "serious issues. The technical problems had little impact...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew optimistic that the $20,000- mark is within reach. The CME Group is expected to launch its futures contract on Dec. 17.

  • Dec 12- Digital currency exchange operators Coinbase and Bitfinex reported problems with service through their websites on Tuesday, frustrating traders seeking to cash in on the latest surge in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Wallet-provider Coinbase's website showed "service unavailable" early on Tuesday U.S. time, flashing a message...

  • Dec 11- Cboe Global Markets Inc launched bitcoin futures contracts on Dec. 10 and CME Group Inc will launch its own bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 17. Extended hours will be 6 p.m. Sunday to 9:30 a.m. Monday, and 4:30 p.m. Monday through to 9:30 a.m. Friday.- CME's BTC will trade on CME Globex and CME ClearPort Sunday to Friday from 6 p.m.- 5 p.m. Eastern time with a...