Japan's biggest brokerage will slash up to 600 jobs in Europe amd the Americas to focus on its core business.
The Singapore Exchange has put in a bid to buy the Baltic Exchange, months after the LME made an approach to buy the storied London exchange.
Japanese shares surged, after last week's sharp sell-off, despite weak Q4 GDP. But Chinese stocks lost ground after its markets re-opened from a week-long holiday.
Markets in Asia dropped on Friday, with Japan's Nikkei tumbling, after a sell-off on Wall Street fueled by volatile oil and worries over bank earnings.
Asian stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, after Wall Street sold off as much as 2 percent overnight amid a plunge in oil prices.
A slowdown in China and convulsions in global markets could steer the U.S. Fed off its course later this year.
Prices have tanked 20 percent just two weeks into this year and are about 70 percent lower since the summer of 2014 when prices started declining.
Seven of the biggest investment banks operating in London paid little or no tax in Britain last year.
Asian stocks endured a sell-off on Monday, with sentiment badly dented by Friday's brutal terrorist attacks in Paris.
Asian markets will start the week digesting the deadly terror attacks that struck France on Friday, with regional stocks expected to take a hit.
Asian equities were lackluster on Thursday, with weakening commodity prices and concerns over a slower-growing China pressurizing markets.
Asian stocks mostly edged up on Wednesday following fresh economic data from China that largely met expectations.
Asian stocks put up a mixed performance on Thursday, as increasing odds of a U.S. interest-rate rise in December sapped risk appetite.
Asian stocks mostly fell on Thursday, after the Fed signaled that a December rate hike was still on the table.
Asian stocks mostly extended their rally on Monday after another rate cut in China fueled risk appetite.
Asian share markets rallied on Friday, encouraged by sharp offshore gains following hints of new stimulus from the European Central Bank.
Markets have rallied since the U.S. Federal Reserve held its fire on interest rates, but that doesn't mean it's time to pile into emerging markets.
Asia diverged on Wednesday, with China stocks posting its worst one-day performance in five weeks. By contrast, Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped on the back of easing hopes.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, with energy shares taking a hit as signs of weakness in China rekindled declines in oil prices.
Asian shares traded mixed on Monday after China's gross domestic product showed the world's second-biggest economy cooled lesser than expected.