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April 7, 2014
06:58 EDTICE, MS, NDAQ, C, UBS, CS, KCGDark markets could cause more harm than high-frequency trading, Reuters says
After a book by financial author Michael Lewis sparked worries that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market, former regulators and academics say a more serious threat to investors could be the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges, reported Reuters. Top internalizers include units of KCG Holdings (KCG), Citadel, UBS (UBS), and Citigroup (C). Dark pool operators include Credit Suisse (CS) and Morgan Stanley (MS). In an attempt to earn back some of the retail orders, exchanges such as IntercontinentalExchange Group's (ICE) New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq (NDAQ), and BATS Global Markets, have allowed brokerages to place dark pool-style orders on their platforms, with the trade hidden until after it is executed. Reference Link
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July 27, 2015
06:44 EDTUBSUBS says U.S.-based brokerage business not for sale, Reuters reports
UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti told analysts following the company's Q2 results that its U.S-based brokerage business, which posted a 6% decline in Q2 profit before tax, is not up for sale, Reuters reports. UBS formed the unit when it bought PaineWebber in 2000, and Ermotti says the unit is "critical" to the bank's overall private banking strategy. Reference Link
06:26 EDTMSSymphony Communication eyes $1B funding round, WSJ reports
Symphony Communication Services, an instant-messaging software company backed by Wall Street firms including Goldman Sachs (GS), is eyeing an investment round that may value it at as much as $1B, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The startup is canvassing a range of possible new investors, including venture-capital funds and additional financial firms, the report says. Symphony also wants funds from its existing backers, including Goldman, Morgan Stanley (MS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and BlackRock (BLK), the report says. Reference Link
05:49 EDTUBSUBS reports Q2 EPS CHF 0.32 vs. CHF 0.21 last year
Reports Q2 adjusted profit before tax CHF 1.6B. Reports Q2 CET1 capital ratio 14.4%. Reports Q2 total book value per share CHF 13.71.
July 26, 2015
20:42 EDTUBSUBS to report 25% growth in Q2 profits, Reuters says
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July 24, 2015
10:46 EDTCCiti's Mexico unit facing expanding money laundering probe, Bloomberg says
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06:25 EDTUBSUBS steps back from Puerto Rico bond funds, Reuters reports
UBS is backing away from its Puerto Rico bond funds, telling clients that they can no longer use them as collateral for some loans after Puerto Rico's financial troubles resulted in major credit agency downgrades, Reuters reports, citing a July 13 letter to clients. UBS' Puerto Rico unit said it will contact investors to discuss alternative options, the report says. Reference Link
July 23, 2015
08:38 EDTNDAQNASDAQ says valuations in deal market 'frothy'
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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 EDTICE, NDAQNasdaq, NYSE plan deal for closing auction back ups, WSJ reports
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05:47 EDTCSCredit Suisse reports Q2 EPS CHF 0.61 vs. (CHF 0.45) last year
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July 22, 2015
16:26 EDTCCiti releases results of 2015 Dodd-Frank Stress Test
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12:58 EDTCCiti says to wind down banking operations at Banamex USA
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12:53 EDTCFDIC announces $140M civil penalty against Citi's Banamex USA unit
The FDIC announced the assessment of a civil money penalty of $140M against Banamex USA, Century City, California, for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws and regulations. In a concurrent action, the California Department of Business Oversight assessed a civil money penalty of $40M. The FDIC's penalty of $140M will be satisfied in part by the CDBO's penalty. The FDIC's penalty will be paid to the United States Department of the Treasury. In taking this action, the FDIC determined that the bank failed to implement an effective BSA/AML Compliance Program over an extended period of time. The institution failed to retain a qualified and knowledgeable BSA officer and sufficient staff, maintain adequate internal controls reasonably designed to detect and report illicit financial transactions and other suspicious activities, provide sufficient BSA training, and conduct effective independent testing.
09:59 EDTCSCredit Suisse CEO considers possible acquisition, FT reports
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July 21, 2015
10:58 EDTCCiti fined $70M, ordered by CFPB to provide $700M in relief
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08:49 EDTMSMorgan Stanley price target raised to $46 from $40 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital raised its price target on Morgan Stanley after the company reported higher than expected core Q2 EPS. The firm says that all of the company's segments delivered results that beat expectations. The firm raised its annual EPS estimates for the company by 2% and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
06:07 EDTMSONUG: Yahoo hires VP of global network from Symantec
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