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Exclusive: LMAX Launches LMAX Prime PoP Solution and Hong Kong Operational Office

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Expanding its product offerings, LMAX has launched a new Prime of Prime broker solution called LMAX Prime. The firm has also opened a Hong Kong office to support customers during Asian market hours.
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Trading Volumes of OSE-FX Increased by 23.3% MoM in August at Japan Exchange Group

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Despite the monthly pickup in trading, on a Year-over-Year comparison the JPX FX volumes seem much worse. The total trading volume is down 289,123 units from August 2014, which is a 72.3% decrease.
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Click 365 Margin FX Trading Volume up 15.1% in August at the Tokyo Financial Exchange

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Margin FX trading volume at the TFX reached 1,968,579 In August 2014, down about 40% from the same month of the previous year. The volume of Equity Index Margin remained almost completely flat in August.
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KCG Hotspot Forex Trading Volumes Rise 20.5% MoM

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Preliminary results signal an increase in average daily FX volumes for KCG Hotspot, reaching $606.9 billion total for August 2014. From a broader perspective, the summer lull continues when taking all factors into account.
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Swiss Central Bank “Stands Ready” to Act in Order to Defend Franc Cap of 1.20 per Euro

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As officials and politicians in Europe call for weakening of the Euro, as French Prime Minister did today, Switzerland has to handle an appreciating Franc slowing down growth in addition to the crisis in Ukraine.
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Rising Forex Volatility Brings Gains for FX Fund Managers in July

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According to data published by Parker Global Managers, performance-based benchmark Parker FX is reporting the first positive returns in a while for global foreign exchange fund managers participating in the index.
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Payment Picks: US Homeland Security under Attack, Paypal to Be Splintered from Ebay?

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This week saw a few developments in the payments realm, as a virus was expected to have infected over 1000 US retailers in the past year – meanwhile rumors about about Paypal’s fortune with Ebay.
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Video: Dallas FED Chairman, Richard Fisher, Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge

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It is time for the financial industry to pay up in donations and raise awareness about Lou Gehrig’s disease after a round of major tech companies CEO’s made the ice bucket challenge truly viral in August.
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Chinese Internet Giant Alibaba Is Set for Biggest IPO in Tech History

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Towards the $200 billion Wall Street IPO in September, Forex Magnates profiles the empire behind the Chinese versions of Amazon, Ebay and PayPal. Will Alibaba be disrupting finance next as it eyes westward expansion?
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Deutsche Bank London Fined Almost £5 Million for Misreporting CFD Transactions over 5 Years

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Deutsche Bank AG London Branch has been fined £4,718,800 by the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for incorrectly reporting 29,411,494 CFD transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.
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Bitcoin Picks: OpenBazaar to Launch Beta, Banco Santander to Devise Bitcoin Strategy

With Bitcoin prices stabilizing around $500 in the final week of August, news about the digital currency this week include Santander devising a Bitcoin Strategy...

OpenBazaar Beta 1.0 for Linux, OSX available: “Not without risks”

OpenBazaar has launched its Beta 1.0, available for Linux and OSX. Beta 2.0, available for Windows, is planned for launch in one month. The software...

Australian tax commissioner: We may consider Bitcoin as money in the future

Chris Jordan, Commissioner of the Australian Tax Authority (ATO), indicated that bitcoins may be considered as money in the future. At an inquiry last week,...

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Copy Trading

Traders can collaborate with peers with the same interests, exchanging mutually beneficial trading related information. One such approach is fx copy trading, whereby “Leaders” publish...

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Coffee Futures: Break or a Fake?

Coffee futures can be one of the more volatile commodities around, especially during different seasons where drought concerns or frost concerns in Brazil can really...

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Are Analytics Sites Like Alexa A Viable Measure For Web Traffic?

There are quite a few services like Alexa, including Compete, Nielsen Online, Comscore, SimilarWeb and various google tools – all are useful in some way...

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FxPro Launches New In-House Developed Web Trader for MT4 Customers

Expanding its list of in-house developed technologies, FxPro has launched a new webtrader to clients. The trading platform replaces their previous version which was licensed from a 3rd party provider.
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Chinese Internet Giant Alibaba Is Set for Biggest IPO in Tech History

Towards the $200 billion Wall Street IPO in September, Forex Magnates profiles the empire behind the Chinese versions of Amazon, Ebay and PayPal. Will Alibaba be disrupting finance next as it eyes westward expansion?
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