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CME Group plans office in Ukraine

Exchange operator CME Group Inc. intends to set up an office in Ukraine by the end of the year, the country’s agriculture minister said Thursday, in a move he hopes will help to boost the country’s status as a world agricultural power. Get the full story »

CME stakes out ground in emerging currencies

CME Group Inc. is promoting the soundness of futures markets to build on growth in contracts linked to the Brazilian and Russian currencies, according to a senior executive with the exchange company. Get the full story »

NYSE board to meet on Nasdaq by April 14

NYSE Euronext’s board of directors plans to meet by April 14 to consider Nasdaq OMX Group’s unsolicited takeover bid, though no firm date has been set, a person familiar with the plan said on Tuesday. Get the full story »

CME’s Donohue: No need to bid on NYSE

CME Group CEO Craig Donohue stands in the lobby of its headquarters at 20 S. Wacker St. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune)

The top executive of CME Group Inc. said the company does not need to bid for NYSE Euronext to bolster CME’s ongoing drive to expand beyond the United States.

Craig Donohue, CEO of the Chicago-based exchange operator, reiterated a focus on organic growth by leveraging CME’s existing futures and options contracts through a broader range of electronic distribution. “We’re very focused on our core business,” Donohue said in an interview Monday with CNBC. Get the full story »

Corn futures match all-time high

U.S. corn futures matched their all-time high Monday on increased concerns federal forecasters will slash their supply outlook this week. Get the full story »

CME’s Duffy: Hard to break up D.Boerse-NYSE

CME Group Inc. would find it hard to counter Deutsche Boerse AG’s takeover bid for NYSE Euronext because of the steep breakup fee on the cross-Atlantic deal, CME’s executive chairman said. Get the full story »

CME: High agricultural prices attract investment

High prices for agricultural commodities will attract investment into the sector that could boost production and help increase global food supplies, according to David Lehman, managing director for research at exchange operator CME Group Inc. Get the full story »

ICE: Exchange mergers a consequence of reforms

Mergers sweeping financial exchanges are in part an unintended consequence of global financial regulatory reforms, the head of IntercontinentalExchange Inc. said Wednesday. Get the full story »

CME Group debuts global ad campaign

From BtoB Magazine | CME Group debuted a global print, TV and online ad campaign called “How the World Advances,” designed to show how its financial services help businesses expand and world economies grow. Get the full story>>

CME sees $100M from electronic trader services

CME Group Inc. anticipates the business of providing fast connections to computer-powered traders could bring in $100 million in revenue within four to five years, a senior executive said Wednesday.

The world’s biggest futures-exchange operator plans to introduce co-location services for electronic traders in early 2012, and more than 100 customers have made early commitments to the program, according to CME Chief Financial Officer Jamie Parisi. Get the full story »

Ex-CBOT chief joins board of NYSE’s clearinghouse

Bernard Dan, who headed the Chicago Board of Trade until its 2007 takeover by CME Group Inc., will help guide NYSE Euronext’s co-owned clearinghouse as it takes on the CME later this month.

Dan, currently president of Chicago-based trading firm Sun Holdings LLC, joined the board of New York Portfolio Clearing as an independent director, the clearinghouse said Wednesday. Get the full story »

CME senior exec confident about U.S. position

The proposed combination of Europe’s biggest futures markets will do little to help NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse AG compete against CME Group Inc. in the U.S., a senior CME executive said Tuesday.

“Putting together their pools of liquidity doesn’t really create competitive advantages for them,” said Jamie Parisi, chief financial officer for the Chicago-based exchange company, speaking at an event hosted by Raymond James. Get the full story »

CME Group to sponsor LPGA’s season-ender

From NBC | The commissioner of the LPGA Tour announced Sunday that Chicago-based CME Group will become the title sponsor of the season-ending Titleholders tournament at Grand Cypress in Orlando. The inaugural CME Group Titleholders will be played Nov. 17-20, and will replace the LPGA Tour Championship on the schedule.

CME disagrees with S&P’s safeguard concerns

Chicago-based CME Group Inc., the world’s largest derivatives exchange operator, said it disagrees with ratings agency Standard & Poor’s decision to put the company’s debt rating on CreditWatch Negative over a new plan to cut trading costs.

The CME plan, announced a week ago, would create a clearing membership class and offer margin discounts to traders of both Treasury securities and Treasury futures. Get the full story »

S&P put CME credit ratings on watch

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services placed CME Group Inc.’s credit ratings on watch for downgrade, saying the clearinghouse’s new service for fixed-income traders may weaken its financial safeguard system.

CME, the world’s largest futures exchange by trading volume, said Monday it was launching the service for fixed-income traders that lowers trading costs for interest-rate futures. The plan in is response to NYSE Euronext teaming with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. to develop a facility that will let investors pool collateral posted against dealings in the interest-rate futures and cash Treasurys markets. Get the full story »