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Traders may get their lunch back

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Singapore Exchange Ltd., which runs the city’s equity market, is considering reinstating the midday intermission, according to people familiar with the matter. SGX in 2011 scrapped the break, which lasted from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. every day, in an effort to boost trading.

Ex-SocGen trader wins court hearing

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Former Societe Generale trader Stephane Esper won a French court ruling blocking a request by U.K. prosecutors to extradite him to face charges for rigging a key interest-rate benchmark.

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Barclays became the latest European firm to post bond-trading revenue that missed analysts’ estimates as the continent’s banks grabbed the smallest share of that business since the financial crisis.

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Packed Lunch

Traders may get their lunch back

Singapore Exchange Ltd., which runs the city’s equity market, is considering reinstating the midday intermission, according to people familiar with the matter. SGX in 2011 scrapped the break, which lasted from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. every day, in an effort to boost trading.

Gavel

Ex-SocGen trader wins court hearing

Former Societe Generale trader Stephane Esper won a French court ruling blocking a request by U.K. prosecutors to extradite him to face charges for rigging a key interest-rate benchmark.