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January 3, 2013
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  • "Fiscal cliff" resolution boosts futures
    The last-minute pact to avert the "fiscal cliff" resulted in a boost for U.S. stock market futures Wednesday. Dow Jones industrial-average futures were up 1.6%, the Standard & Poor's 500 index's futures increased 1.9% and the Nasdaq 100 index's futures gained 2.2%. MarketWatch (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.K. deals may accelerate MF Global payouts
    Deals that resolve disputes with MF Global Holdings' U.K. affiliate should clear the way to step up cash payouts to clients and creditors, a bankruptcy trustee says. Trustee James Giddens announced that he had negotiated the two accords, which could lead to the return of $500 million to $600 million to the MF Global estate. Reuters (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • OTC derivatives clearing is offered in Poland
    Preparing for legislation that will take effect this year, Poland's KDPW_CCP is clearing zloty-denominated forward-rate agreements, interest-rate swaps, overnight index swaps and basis swaps, as well as repo transactions that involve Polish treasury bonds. Over-the-counter clearing of derivatives in other currencies is due to be introduced next year. The Trade News (U.K.) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lightower-Sidera merger yields 1 provider serving buy, sell sides
    Both the buy and sell sides can do derivatives business through one provider after the merger of Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks, announced last week. "The combined company, with its incredibly robust network, is well positioned for continued growth serving customers with an ever-increasing need for high-performance bandwidth," said Randy Peeler of Berkshire Partners, which acquired both companies in a $2 billion deal to merge their services. Securities Technology Monitor (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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