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Deutsche Boerse, Bank of China agree closer cooperation: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse <DB1Gn.DE> and Bank of China <601988.SS> are set to sign a strategic partnership agreement that would make it easier for Chinese and European investors to gain access to each other's capital markets, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday. The deal, which will make Bank of China a trade and clearing partner of Deutsche Boerse, will be sealed on Friday in Berlin during a state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the sources said.

Deutsche Boerse, Bank of China agree closer cooperation: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse <DB1Gn.DE> and Bank of China <601988.SS> are set to sign a strategic partnership agreement that would make it easier for Chinese and European investors to gain access to each other's capital markets, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday. The deal, which will make Bank of China a trade and clearing partner of Deutsche Boerse, will be sealed on Friday in Berlin during a state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the sources said.

Eurex rejects calls to void DAX futures trade after halt

By Anika Ross and Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's leading derivatives exchange rejected requests to void trades made during an abnormal plunge in German equity futures shortly after the European Central Bank announced its latest rate decision. Trade in the front-month March futures contract on the blue-chip DAX index <.GDAXI> was halted after it fell 2 percent in the space of a minute, a move that some in the market attributed to human error, known as a "fat finger".

Deutsche Boerse revamps trade offering for retail clients

By Edward Taylor FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse AG <DB1Gn.DE> has overhauled its offering for retail clients in an attempt to claw back trading volume which has migrated to non-exchange platforms. The Frankfurt-based exchange operator will extend price-execution guarantees to retail customers as well as institutional clients, it said on Monday.

Frankfurt's Eurex exchange hit by technical glitch

German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse said trading on its derivatives exchange Eurex was suspended for more than an hour earlier on Monday owing to technical problems. "Today, the Eurex Exchange market was halted at 8:20 am (0620 GMT) in order to protect the integrity of the market. The market halt was triggered by an incorrect time synchronisation within the system. The problem was resolved, pre-trading started at 9:20 am and as of 9:30 am all products were again tradable," Deutsche Boerse said in a short statement.

Deutsche Boerse's Eurex resumes trading after outage

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Exchange operator Deutsche Boerse <DB1Gn.DE> halted trading on its derivatives platform Eurex for over an hour on Monday after the system suffered a time-keeping glitch. "The market halt was triggered by an incorrect time synchronization within the system," the company said in a statement. The platform was shut down at 0220 ET, pre-trading resumed at 0320 ET and all products were tradable again 10 minutes later, it said.

Germany may relaunch 'Neuer Markt' for tech shares

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is in talks with Deutsche Boerse on relaunching the "Neuer Markt", the market for technology stocks which soared during the Internet boom of the late 1990s before shutting six years later when share values collapsed. Economy Minister Philipp Roesler told Reuters in an interview that recreating the market, hailed over a decade ago as Germany's answer to the U.S. Nasdaq <.IXIC>, could make it easier for start-ups to get the capital they needed to grow.

SEC says Eurex made missteps in handling of its futures index

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday accused the Germany-based futures exchange Eurex with violating federal securities laws related to sales to U.S. investors, but said it decided not to formally charge Eurex's operator, Deutsche Boerse, with any wrongdoing. In deciding not to charge Deutsche Boerse, the SEC said it was due in part to the exchange's "substantial and timely cooperation."

European shares mainly drop on mixed earnings

European stock markets mostly fell on Friday, as investors digested mixed company results, but Paris advanced amid a rosier outlook, analysts said. The euro edged lower to $1.3267 from $1.3275 in New York late on Thursday and the dollar fell to 98.24 yen from 99.20 yen. Sterling was stable against the euro and dipped against the dollar. US stocks also fell on Friday after recent gains. In midday trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.69 percent, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 0.29 percent.

European shares mainly drop on mixed earnings

European stock markets mostly fell on Friday, as investors digested mixed company results, but Paris advanced amid a rosier outlook, analysts said. Many investors took their cue from Wall Street, which was muted overnight in the face of disappointing jobs and consumer data, dealers said. The euro edged lower to $1.3262 from $1.3275 in New York late on Thursday and the dollar fell to 98.50 yen from 99.20 yen. Sterling was stable against the greenback and European single currency. US stocks opened lower on Friday after recent gains.
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