Plus Markets puts itself up for sale-continued

February 2, 2012--PLUS Markets (PMK.L), the British stock exchange for small companies, has put itself up for sale after concluding it needed more financial backing to take advantage of opportunities thrown up by forthcoming regulatory and technological changes.
"The board has decided to conduct a formal sale process in order to identify appropriate potential partners for the company, or major strategic investors," PLUS said in a statement on Friday.

"The board believes that it is in the best interests of the company to seek a partner which will help it achieve the scale and reach required to maximise value to stakeholders."

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Source: Reuters

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Deutsche Borse AG publishes results for Q3/2014
Net revenue in Q3 increased to €496 million / Operating costs of €266 million excluding exceptional items / Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of €0.85 / Net revenue and EPS in the first nine months up slightly on the previous year / Clearstream passes ECB stress test
October 27, 2014--Deutsche Bouml;rse AG published its figures for the third quarter of 2014 on Monday. The Group generated net revenue of €495.9 million, an increase of 8 per cent on the prior-year period (Q3/2013: €457.9 million).
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Most economists expected no change in rates
Bank sees inflation falling in 2015
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November 19, 2014--Forecasts for the UK economy is a monthly comparison of independent forecasts.
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Euro area investment fund statistics
November 17, 2014--In September 2014, the amount outstanding of shares/units issued by euro area investment funds other than money market funds was €263 billion higher than one quarter earlier in June 2014. This increase was due mainly to net issues of shares/units.
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Exchange traded commodities and additional exchange traded notes issued by Boost ETP launched on Xetra for the first time
November 17, 2014--Eight exchange traded commodities (ETCs) and four exchange traded notes (ETNs) from issuer Boost ETP Plc have been tradable on Xetra since Friday.
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WisdomTree Europe Names Director of Capital Markets
November 17, 2014--Zach Hascoe moves from WisdomTree's U.S. Capital Markets Team To Lead Capital Markets for WisdomTree Europe
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FCA urged to radically overhaul fund industry
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November 14, 2014--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its Risk dashboard for the third quarter of 2014. ESMA's Risk Dashboard assess the risks associated to European financial markets looking into liquidity, market, contagion and credit risks.
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New SPDR bond index ETF launched on Xetra
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November 14, 2014--A new bond index fund from the ETF offering issued by SPDR (State Street Global Advisors) has been tradable in the XTF segment on Xetra since Friday.
ETF name: SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch 0-5 Year EM USD Government Bond UCITS ETF
Asset class: government bonds
Total expense ratio: 0.42 percent
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Turning down the heat on dealing commission
November 14, 2014-- As the FT reported earlier this week, ESMA is set to step back from imposing a much contested overhaul of dealing commission.
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Euro zone grows faster than expected in third quarter
November 14, 2014--Euro zone economic growth was stronger than expected in the third quarter, preliminary data showed on Friday, as France beat market expectations and Germany steered clear of a recession.
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ECB's Noyer: 'no problem' buying govt bonds if needed
November 13, 2014--European Central Bank Governing Council member Christian Noyer said he saw no problem with buying government bonds if interest rates rose or if the European economy suffered new shocks that derailed inflation forecasts.
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UBS GAM launches 0.09% US equity tracker
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Russian central bank cuts growth forecasts, sees sanctions until 2017
November 10, 2014--Russia faces the prospect of three more years of sanctions and stagnation, the central bank said on Monday, honing its tactics to defend the rouble from the fallout of President Vladimir Putin's Ukraine policies and dependence on oil revenue.
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ESMA consults on revised EMIR standards on the reporting to trade repositories
November 10, 2014--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published a consultation paper on the revision of the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) in relation to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
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ETFGI's research finds ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered 8.7 billion US dollars in net new assets in October 2014 and a record 56.2 billion US dollars in NNA year-to-date
November 10, 2014-ETFGI's research finds ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered US$8.7 Bn in net new assets (NNA) in October 2014 and a record US$56.2 Bn in NNA year-to-date, which surpasses any full year NNA for the European-listed ETF/ETP industry.
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Passive investment set to double by end of decade
November 10, 2014--Passive investment across European pension schemes will double by the end of the decade, according to Create Research.
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Nasdaq Buyback Index Launched as ETF in Europe
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November 10, 2014--Nasdaq today announced that the Nasdaq Global Buyback Achievers(TM) Index is serving as the basis for Invesco PowerShares' most recent ETF launch-the PowerShares Global Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF (symbol: BUYB).
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Invesco targets Europe for ETF expansion
November 9, 2014--Invesco Powershares, the exchange traded fund provider, has launched its first product in Europe in more than six years as part of a new growth strategy that will see the firm attempt to become one of the region's biggest ETF providers.
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France tries to salvage 'Tobin' tax
November 8, 2014--French Finance Minister Michel Sapin urged his European colleagues on Friday to agree a long promised financial transaction tax, even if flawed or watered-down.
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UK Official holdings of international reserves: October 2014
November 5, 2014--This monthly release shows details of movements in the UK's official holdings of international reserves, or assets.
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Record trading levels for volatility derivatives in October
New all-time monthly volume record of around 1.5 million contracts
November 5, 2014--International derivatives market Eurex Exchange reached a number of trading records in the volatility derivatives segment in October. The existing peak-set in March 2014-was exceeded in October with a total of 1,494,829 contracts traded. The average daily volume was 64,993 contracts in October, an increase of 78 percent compared with January to September 2014.
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Boerse Stuttgart records monthly turnover of around EUR 8.2 billion
November 4, 2014--Intensive trading driven by sharper movements in underlying markets // Strong growth in securitised derivatives and exchange-traded products
According to the order book statistics, turnover for October at Boerse Stuttgart was around EUR 8.2 billion, the highest monthly trading volume since January 2014.
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EC-2014 Autumn Economic forecast: Slow recovery with very low inflation
November 4, 2014--The European Commission's autumn forecast projects weak economic growth for the rest of this year in both the EU and the euro area. Real GDP growth is expected to reach 1.3% in the EU and 0.8% in the euro area for 2014 as a whole. Growth is expected to rise slowly in the course of 2015, to 1.5% and 1.1% respectively, on the back of improving foreign and domestic demand.
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ECB Accelerates Covered-Bond Purchases in Second Week
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-Europe Index Dashboard-October 2014
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Derivatives trading volume hits historic high
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Financial Conduct Authority consults on restrictions on the retail distribution of regulatory capital instruments
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Mifid II: Regulatory 'typhoon' on course for Europe
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Depreciation in the Rouble Hurts Business Sentiment
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EU Benchmarks Plan Too Demanding of Other Nations, Lawmaker Says
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WisdomTree launches European ETF platform
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Guide to Islamic finance in the UK
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Source lists its second sector ETF on London Stock Exchange
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ROBO-STOX opens London Stock Exchange trading
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First European ETF providing exposure to the global robotics and automation sector.
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Change at the top of Deutsche Borse AG Chief Executive Officer Reto Francioni will hand over his tasks to his successor after the Annual General Meeting 2015
Carsten Kengeter takes over the position of Chief Executive Officer from 1 June 2015-Deputy CEO Andreas Preuss extends contract
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EBA publishes 2014 EU-wide stress test results
October 26, 2014--The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today the results of the 2014 EU-wide stress test of 123 banks. The aim of the stress test is to assess the resilience of EU banks to adverse economic developments, so as to understand remaining vulnerabilities, complete the repair of the EU banking sector and increase confidence.
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ECB's in-depth review shows banks need to take further action
October 26, 2014--Key results of comprehensive assessment of 130 largest euro area banks:
Capital shortfall of €25 billion detected at 25 participant banks
Banks' asset values need to be adjusted by €48 billion, €37 billion of which did not generate capital shortfall
Shortfall of €25 billion and asset value adjustment of €37 billion implies overall impact of €62 billion on banks
Additional €136 billion found in non-performing exposures
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ESMA publishes updated EMIR Q&A
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