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Euronext Puts SpotLight on Short Maturity Options Offering

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Pan-european multi-asset trading venue extends its derivatives instrument list. Amsterdam-based, Euronext Exchange, launches a new set of Spotlight Options on Euronext NV taking the total offering to twelve.
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Even the Best Make Costly Mistakes: Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Settles

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According to an announcement on the website of the US Department of Justice, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has settled for $896,000 in civil penalty related to the acquisition of voting securities in USG Corp.
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Chinese Regulators Vow Futures Market Will Advance by “Leaps and Bounds”

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Officials also call for crackdown after China’s early futures market recorded cases of violations of laws and regulations mainly in market manipulation, fraud, misappropriation of clients’ margins and more.
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Citibank to Exit Retail Banking in Japan, FX Related Corporate Unit to Stay

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According to a report from Reuters, Citibank is looking to sell its retail banking division in Japan. Not being affected and important to the Japanese FX market is that the bank’s corporate unit will remain.
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RBA Chief Can Do No More – Glenn Stevens Calls on Businesses to Step Up

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With loose monetary policy having a diminishing effect the more it is implemented and fiscal budgets muzzled by debt, finally central bankers are realizing that it takes more than cheap money to buy economic growth
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Dubai Tries to Attract Investors by Lowering the Bar for Professional Status and More

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Dubai is set to strengthen the supervisory and enforcement powers of its financial watchdog to get closer in line with International Standards. Also, creates a new category for $500,000 Qualified Investor Fund.
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Indian FX Clearing House Gets No-Action Letter from US Financial Regulator

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India’s main clearinghouse for currency derivatives has received a no-action relief communique from the US CFTC, thus relieving it from enforcement action for failing to register with the authorities.
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South African Investors Gain Exposure to Gold Through Newly Listed Bond on JSE

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has issued the world’s first gold bond to give private investors direct exposure on the price movements on the precious metal, the new instrument is backed by Rand Merchant Bank.
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Yen LIBOR Manipulation Exposed as Senior Trader Admits Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

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British banker, Paul Robson is the second former Rabobank employee to plead guilty in front of a court in the case of the Japanese Yen LIBOR rigging scandal. FBI: “such criminal activity will not be tolerated.”
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Swedish National Pension Fund, AP3, Taps SuperDerivatives for DataX Valuation Solution

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SuperDerivatives has announced that its DataX market data solution has been chosen by Swedish national pension fund, AP3. Known for their derivatives analysis and valuation solutions, SuperDerivatives’ products are used by many banks and investment houses to price and mark-to-market …
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