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January 14, 2014
05:47 EDTNDAQ, MHFI, BCSNasdaq, S&P interested in acquisitions to grow index businesses, Reuters reports
Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ) and S&P Dow Jones Indices (MHFI) say they're interested in acquisitions to build their index businesses, reports Reuters. The CEOs of both firms recently told Reuters that they would be interested in looking at bidding on index businesses that come to market, including the index businesses run by Russell Investments and Barclays (BCS).Reference Link
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October 29, 2014
07:12 EDTMHFIMcGraw Hill Financial incurred $46M of pre-tax restructuring charges in Q3
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07:12 EDTMHFIMcGraw Hill Financial cuts FY14 EPS to $3.78-$3.83 from $3.80-$3.90
FY14 EPS consensus of $3.86. With the recently announced agreement to sell the McGraw Hill Construction business, its year-to-date results, including directly attributable shared costs, have now been reclassified to discontinued operations. The Company is modestly adjusting its guidance as a result of the sale.
07:11 EDTMHFIMcGraw Hill Financial reports Q3 adjusted EPS $1.02, consensus 94c
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06:39 EDTBCSECB says loan demand expected to rise, Reuters reports
Demand for loans from euro zone banks is expected to rise sharply this quarter, the European Central Bank stated in a report, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, the bloc's banks are expected to ease credit standards in Q4, after credit standards in France and Germany eased in Q3, the news service quoted the ECB as saying. Publicly traded companies in the space include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
05:20 EDTNDAQNASDAQ, Shenzhen Stock Exchange sign MOU
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October 28, 2014
15:44 EDTMHFINotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Southern Company (SO), consensus $1.07; Phillips 66 (PSX), consensus $1.75; Automatic Data Processing (ADP), consensus 60c; Praxair (PX), consensus $1.63; WellPoint (WLP), consensus $2.27; Exelon (EXC), consensus 73c; Eaton (ETN), consensus $1.23; Hess (HES), consensus $1.08; TE Connectivity (TEL), consensus $1.00; McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), consensus 94c; Waste Management (WM), consensus 68c; Hershey (HSY), consensus $1.08; Ralph Lauren (RL), consensus $2.06; Wisconsin Energy (WEC), consensus 53c; Garmin (GRMN), consensus 71c; Sealed Air (SEE), consensus 46c; DENTSPLY (XRAY), consensus 60c; Goodyear Tire (GT), consensus 70c; Revlon (REV), one estimate 45c; Booz Allen (BAH), consensus 41c; Carlyle Group (CG), consensus 54c.
06:04 EDTBCSBarclays provides strategic update, plans to cut 9,000 jobs
Barclays said, "We will commence a second phase of Simplification and cost efficiency to achieve run-rate savings of 1 billion per annum by the end of 2017, creating value for customers and improving our long-term competitiveness. In order to achieve these savings, we will invest around 1.6 billion over three years on initiatives to simplify processes and increase automation. In particular, we will digitise our key customer journeys to improve customer service and increase the efficiency of end-to-end processing...Within the organisation, we will rebalance roles to reflect the evolving nature of the business and ensure we have the people and capabilities required for the transition to a more digitised, IT enabled business. We anticipate a reduction of approximately 9,000 full time roles across the business while building new capability in digital and IT. We will also further rationalize our legal entities, including our life companies." Barclays issued new medium-term targets for efficiency, risk and returns: Cost:income ratio to exit 2017 at around 45%; Simplification run-rate savings of GBP 1B per annum by the end of 2017; Asset quality ratio of around 40 basis points through the economic cycle, and lower than this over the next three years; Sustainable returns on required equity of around 13.5%-15% by the end of the strategic plan period and through the economic cycle.
October 27, 2014
13:13 EDTBCSU.K. banks to raise PPI compensation provisions, Sky News reports
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07:30 EDTBCSInternational Economic Forum of the Americas to hold a forum
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October 26, 2014
17:32 EDTBCSEuropean banks may gain after ECB stress tests, Bloomberg says
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13:27 EDTBCSECB releases results of bank stress test
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October 24, 2014
08:44 EDTBCSECB draft shows 25 EU banks set to fail stress test, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites a draft ECB document the news service has viewed. Publicly traded EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
08:08 EDTNDAQNASDAQ says U.S. equity volumes so far in October up 30% from prior year
Comment from NASDAQ's Q3 earnings conference call.
07:43 EDTNDAQNASDAQ reports U.S. IPO win rate 61% year-to-date
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07:06 EDTNDAQNASDAQ lowers non-GAAP operating expense guidance
NASDAQ lowered non-GAAP operating expense guidance to $1.205B-$1.225B, down from the prior $1.22B-$1.25B. Included in this non-GAAP operating expense guidance is an expected $30M-$35M in GIFT new initiative spending, down from a prior $30M-$40M estimate, and $1.175B-$1.19B in core non-GAAP operating expense, down from $1.19B-$1,21B.
07:04 EDTNDAQNASDAQ boosts stock repurchase authorization by $500M
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07:04 EDTNDAQNASDAQ reports Q3 EPS 73c, consensus 70c
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October 23, 2014
15:39 EDTNDAQNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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October 21, 2014
08:18 EDTBCSBasel Committee accelerating work on leverage ratio, FT says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will begin work on the calibration of the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital seen as less vulnerable to manipulation, sooner than previously planned, which suggests the finished rule could be released as soon as 2015 or 2016, which is ahead of the previous target date of 2017, reported Financial Times, citing comments from the secretary-general of the committee, William Coen. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded large EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
October 20, 2014
07:21 EDTBCSFederal Reserve Bank of New York and Boston to hold a workshop
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