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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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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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Is Japan Suffering from FX Liquidity Isolation?

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By far the largest country by retail forex volume, Japan is home to the some of the largest online brokers in the world. Surprisingly, experts view the country as lacking when it comes to FX liquidity.
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Saudi Exchange Welcomes Foreigners – Expected to Boost Derivatives Market

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The GCC’s largest economy and most liquid stock market, Saudi Arabia, will allow overseas investors to trade in financial instruments by 2015, the initiative is expected to bolster the growing margin FX arena.
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Japan Exchange Secures Technology Vendor for Next-Generation Platform

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NASDAQ OMX and NTT DATA Corporation have been selected by Japan’s leading financial trading venue, the Japan Exchange Group, to develop its new derivatives trading platform after a five month search.
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Australian Stock Exchange Reduces OTC Transaction Costs to Bolster Activity

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Australia’s main stock exchange plans to lower costs for derivatives transactions. The multi-asset bourse will roll out the new fee structure from the 1st of October as it aims to enhance its trading volumes.
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ICE Sells NYSE’s Wombat Financial Software to SR Labs for an Undisclosed Sum

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The deal has passed due diligence and the transaction concluded only six weeks after it has been announced back in the beginning of June, both companies have refrained from announcing additional details.
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UK’s FCA Close to FX Rigging Settlement Agreements with Several Major Banks

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Bloomberg reports sources close to the investigation have stated that that the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is close to settling with Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co and UBS, RBS and HSBC pending.
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Singapore Exchange Extends South Asia Reach with Liaison Office in India

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Asia’s premier financial trading hub, Singapore, extends its regional reach with new office in Mumbai. SGX, the country’s main financial trading bourse, opens up liaison office to strengthen ties with India.
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Fueled by Algo Trading, Weekly Options Volumes in Israel Soared By 180% YoY

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Institutional investors in Israel are shifting their trading activity away from investments managers and more into algorithmic trading machines, reaching 40% of the TA25 weekly options trading volumes.
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