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Hedge Funds Keep Singapore’s Asset Management Industry Afloat

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Asia’s compelling financial services hub, Singapore continues to attract investor funding in its growing asset management segment. Total assets under management were up 11.8% according to a central bank report.
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Semi-Annual North America FX Volume Survey: Electronic Trading Rises Further

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Results from the latest semi-annual North America survey show 43% of all transactions are spot FX, 29% swaps, while electronic trading now accounts for more than half of all deals as of April this year.
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Moscow Exchange Bond & Equity Markets Halt Trading for Almost Two Hours

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Trading was interrupted by a fund transfer transaction which resulted in a systemwide halt, the trading session has been extended until 19:30 while the foreign exchange and derivatives markets remained unaffected.
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CME Group Acquires GFI Group’s OTC Energy, FX Futures and Options Tech

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Trayport and FENICS are the subsidiaries which the CME Group is after, as immediately after the acquisition a private consortium led by GFI Group’s management will acquire the company’s wholesale brokerage business.
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Confisio & Traiana Partner with Dion Global to Launch Collateral Valuation

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The new service has been launched ahead of the impending EMIR deadline, when counter-parties will be required to provide daily reports on mark-to-market valuations of their positions and collateral value.
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NYDFS Intends to Place Monitors at Deutsche Bank and Barclays as FX Investigation Continues

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As the investigation by regulators in regards to collusion and price fixing in the FX interbank market continues, the NYDFS has issued its intentions to place monitors at Deutsche Bank and Barclays.
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Phillip Futures Adds ICE Futures Clearing to Its List of Venues Membership

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The Chicago-based futures commission merchant (FCM) and forex dealer member (FDM), Phillip Futures Inc. is now a clearing member of ICE Futures, adding to CME, CBOT, NYMEX, COMEX, NYSE-LIFFE, CFE and DME.
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Advanced Markets Adds Spot Crude Oil, Russian Ruble and Thai Baht

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The FX and metals wholesale liquidity provider is entering the energy market for the first time with spot oil contracts and plans for natural gas contracts in the coming weeks that will act like Forex.
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Forex Base Effects on Japanese Inflation Waning as BOJ Talks up Its Policy

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Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso has stated that “the conquest of deflation in Japan is now in sight”, as Blackrock research sees increased interest in Japanese equities, which could spell a weaker yen in H2 2014.
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Tullett Prebon’s Revenues for H1 2014 Lower by 18% YoY, Margins at 14%

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Underlying operating profits during the first half of 2014 have dropped by almost 30% as the firm’s CEO Terry Smith underlines challenging market conditions and subdued levels of activity in the financial markets.
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Bug Bounties Pay as CrowdCurity Scores $1M in Tim Draper Led Venture Funding Round

In January, Forex Magnates covered web security firm CrowdCurity. Following traction of their offering, CrowdCurity has announced that they have received $1 million in a...

Overstock expresses interest in exploring the “cryptosecurity”, acknowledges challenges

As elaborated upon by Wired, Overstock.com unveiled a wiki page titled “How to issue a cryptosecurity”. Such a financial instrument would be traded from person-to-person...

Rio 2 helped Western Union with “$50 for $5″ campaign: What can they do for Bitcoin?

The iMedia Connection website reports Western Union recently enlisted the help of the producers of Rio 2 and Fox Studios to promote its recent “$50...

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In Lean Times, Which Marketing Tactics Are Necessary For Brokers?

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EMIR Q&A – Necessity Or Tool For Clarification?

Legislation would be even more verbose if it needed to include all of the practical advice, which firms need to develop an implementation plan. The...

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Copy Trading Update: Tradency Integrates Mirror Trader with cTrader

cTrader continues its expansion into the copy trading space as only a few weeks after Myfxbook, Tradency comes to the fray, with full integration of the platform into its Mirror Trader social trading solution.
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IG Opens API to Public Development, Launches IG Labs

IG Group has been busy today as earlier they released the Full Year financial results to the public. Following the earlier news, they are also now launching IG Labs live today. IG Labs is a developer portal providing access to …
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