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Optiver to Halt Trading in Australian Options Markets

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Leading Amsterdam-origin market-making firm, Optiver, has halted its Australian offerings. The firm is reported to have ceased trading on the domestic exchange thus removing its position as a liquidity provider.
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Introducing the “Innovation Stage” at the Upcoming Forex Magnates’ London Summit

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Five new and promising Finance industry start ups will showcase their very best new innovations, going head-to-head for the top prize while five established companies will raise the curtain on their own ground breaking products.
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Futures Trading Halted for Four Hours on CME Group’s Globex Markets Platform

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A technical problem disrupted the opening of the CME Group’s electronic trading platform Globex this asian morning, markets opened around 03:00 GMT, with all day and session orders including GTDs cancelled.
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Indian FX Clearing House Gets No-Action Letter from US Financial Regulator

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India’s main clearinghouse for currency derivatives has received a no-action relief communique from the US CFTC, thus relieving it from enforcement action for failing to register with the authorities.
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Save the Date: Forex Magnates Launches London Summit 2014  

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The Forex Magnates London Summit is back on the 18-19th of November at the prestigious Grange Saint Paul’s Hotel, with our signature innovativation panels, renowned industry awards and some surprises in store…
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Welcome to the 21st Century: Electronic Auction-Based Trading Replaces Silver Fixing

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The “London Silver Price” will be served by the CME Group’s electronic price platform, with an algorithm designed to set the opening quotes, while Thomson Reuters will handle governance and administration services.
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Five Hong Kong Brokers Spearhead Fidessa’s ‘China Connect’ Link

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A new partnership between Hong Kong and China, governed by Fidessa, could potentially succeed in liberalizing the heavily restricted Chinese stock market. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
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US Banking Institute Wells Fargo Beefs up Its Offerings for Hedge Funds

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Wells Fargo, a leading US bank has received approval from the country’s main banking regulator as a self-clearing firm. The bank’s prime unit strengthens its services for hedge funds through the new capabilities.
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HFT Trading Arrives to Bitcoin as Coinsetter Becomes First Exchange with FIX 4.4 API

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Coinsetter has announced today that their platform has become compliant with FIX 4.4, providing connectivity with the financial industry wide used API, becoming the first bitcoin exchange to do so.
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Expanding Its Non-FX Footprint, Traiana Launches Enhanced Harmony Securities

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Traiana has announced that they have launched their newest version of Harmony Securities, the company’s cross asset post trade reporting network, as year over year volumes grow 1000% on the network.
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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...

University of Zurich students launch CoinBlesk, a bitcoin payment mobile app

Students from the University of Zurich have launched a bitcoin payment mobile app called CoinBlesk. The open source app allows for the instant transfer of...

Huobi’s bitVC launches “Fixed-term Financial Products” backed by mining activities

Huobi’s bitVC has launched “Fixed Term Financial Products” called “digVC” with a duration of 60 days. Also termed “The World’s First Hashing Power Mortgage”, 2000 subscriptions...

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Making the Most of Gamification: Part 2

Gamification lends itself most obviously to marketing campaigns and loyalty programs, but its scope is really limitless. The FX world relies heavily on education to...

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First Client Meeting… Like A First Date?!

Upon starting a new job, we are very excited. We try to impress our others by speaking and acting in just the right way. But...

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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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Invstr – Making Financial Trading Social One App Download at a Time

Launching recently is social finance app Invstr. The app oofers a gamified version of trading to help users sharpen their investment skills, learn about the market, and communicate with other traders.
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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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