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August 14, 2014
06:18 EDTBCS, CME, NDAQNASDAQ, CME Group eyes Barclays index division, Bloomberg says
Barclays (BCS) index division is gaining bids from NASDAQ (NDAQ), Bloomberg and CME Group (CME), according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. One of the sources said that the index unit could go for nearly $1B. Reference Link
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July 30, 2015
15:00 EDTNDAQNASDAQ, Markit are potential suitors for IDC, WSJ reports
Nasdaq (NDAQ) and Markit (MRKT), in addition to some private equity firms, are potential bidders for financial data provider Interactive Data Corp., says the Wall Street Journal. A deal for IDC, which is pursuing a possible sale or IPO, could value the company at over $5B, including debt, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
14:43 EDTNDAQNASDAQ, Markit have expressed interest in IDC, WSJ reports
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07:15 EDTCMECME Group reports Q2 average daily volume up 6% to 13.3M contracts
Clearing and transaction fee revenues were $682M, up 12% compared with second-quarter 2014. Market data revenue was $103M, up 15%. Second-quarter 2015 total average rate per contract was 77.7c, up from 75.3c in first-quarter 2015, driven primarily by a higher proportion of total volume coming from commodities products, which have higher average fees.
07:14 EDTCMECME Group reports Q2 organic growth of 12%
07:14 EDTCMECME Group reports Q2 EPS excl-items 95c, consensus 92c
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July 29, 2015
07:25 EDTCMEHouse Agriculture Committee to hold a hearing
The Committee holds a hearing entitled, "Dodd-Frank Turns 5: Assessing the Progress of Global Derivatives Reforms" with Executive Chairman & CEO Duffy of CME Group and SVP Edmonds of Intercontinental Exchange on July 29 at 10 am. Webcast Link
05:51 EDTBCSBarclays reports Q2 adjusted profit before tax GBP 1.85B vs. GBP1.66B last year
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July 23, 2015
10:00 EDTBCSBarclays in talks to sell Portuguese banking unit, Bloomberg reports
Barclays is in advanced discussions with a Spanish bidder to sell its Portuguese banking unit, Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the plan. The sale would exclude Barclays' Portuguese credit-card business, the report says. Interested parties may include Bankinter, the report says. Reference Link
08:38 EDTNDAQNASDAQ says valuations in deal market 'frothy'
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08:37 EDTBCSBarclays announces strategic partnership with Elkhorn Capital
Barclays announced a strategic partnership with Illinois-based investment firm Elkhorn Capital Group. The partnership is designed to extend Barclays’ product availability by bringing together its extensive experience in creating distinctive investment concepts with Elkhorn’s independent product expertise. The partnership will allow Barclays and Elkhorn to collaborate in offering clients access to additional products based on Barclays’ strategies.
08:16 EDTNDAQNASDAQ backs FY15 operating expense view of $1.085B-$1.11B
08:15 EDTNDAQNASDAQ says U.S. IPO win rate was 70% for Q2
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08:12 EDTNDAQNASDAQ CEO says NFX to begin trading tomorrow
Greifeld said, "As we move into the second half of 2015, we look forward to continuing our strong performance in foundational equity listings and trading businesses, working to accelerate growth through product enhancements and other initiatives, and to launching NFX, a broad-based partnership with leading market participants to bring more significant choice to the energy derivatives market." NASDAQ CEO Bob Greifeld made the comments in the company's press release and during its Q2 earnings conference call.
07:07 EDTNDAQNASDAQ reports Q2 EPS 83c, consensus 80c
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06:47 EDTNDAQNasdaq, NYSE plan deal for closing auction back ups, WSJ reports
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July 22, 2015
06:15 EDTBCSBarclays close to SFO settlement over Qatar bribes, Daily Mail reports
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July 21, 2015
06:43 EDTCMECME Group, MCX of India sign MOU
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Multi Commodity Exchange of India, or MCX, India's leading commodity exchange, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, on various cooperation activities and potential business opportunities, including a joint viability study of setting up operations in an International Finance Service Center in India. Under this MOU, various initiatives between CME Group and MCX will also include the establishment of a joint working group to explore opportunities to develop and market new products and services for the US and Indian markets, as well as collaboration on customer education. At the same time, CME Group and MCX also announced the extension of the licensing agreement which enables MCX to settle their rupee-denominated oil and gas contract to CME Group's NYMEX prices.
06:08 EDTBCSU.K. watchdog visited Barclays 186 times in 2014, Bloomberg reports
The FCA's supervisory team made 186 visits to Barclays (BCS) in 2014, more than any other British bank that year, Bloomberg reports. HSBC (HSBC) was next highest with 85 visits, with RBS (RBS) and Lloyds (LYG) following with 65 and 58 encounters, respectively, the report says. Reference Link
July 20, 2015
06:24 EDTBCSBarclays has no new target for layoffs, Reuters reports
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July 19, 2015
17:32 EDTBCSBarclays to cut 30,000 jobs in two years, The Times says
Barclays plan to cut 30,000 jobs within two years as it considers accelerating its cost-cutting program, reports The Times, citing senior sources. Reference Link
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