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Japan Exchange Secures Technology Vendor for Next-Generation Platform


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


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


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


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


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


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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Indian Commodity Regulator Pulls the Plug on Universal Commodity Exchange


India’s congested exchange traded arena falls victim to declining volumes, low-volatility and taxes. The Universal Commodity Exchange joins the growing number of venues that are forced to halt operations.
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Chinese Asset Management Firm Issues the First European ETF – Underlies German DAX


A Chinese financial institute has issued the first European ETF that underlies the DAX index. HuaAn Asset mgmt launched the new instrument to provide exposure to German financials, to be listed on-exchange.
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FXSpotStream Cites Record Trading Activity in June with Simple Trading Solution


the Multi-bank price aggregation service did not provide trading volumes, but celebrated a monthly and yearly uptake in trading, along with clients’ growth: “It’s all about KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid”.
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MAS to Introduce Transaction Reporting for FX Derivatives for Banks, Spot FX Exempted


The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a consultation paper on draft regulations for reporting of foreign exchange derivatives contracts transactions, expecting comments and feedback until the 8th of August.
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Last week’s bitcoin news was headlined by an announcement from the New York Department of Financial Securities (NYDFS) that it had created proposed guidelines for...

IdentityMind announces Safe Harbor Certification, expansion of AML solution to Europe

IdentityMind (IDM) Global, a Bitcoin-focused anti-money laundering (AML) and risk management solutions provider, has announced their expansion to Europe. IDM’s solutions are come at an opportune time as...

We’re going through the Flattest Stretch of Bitcoin Trading in Months: Is it biting into exchange profits?

Bitcoin (BTC) has gone through some of its flattest trading in months. Not since mid-May has trading been so boring, when BTC/USD was stuck in...

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How Bitcoin Prices Affect Exchange Volumes

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A multi-broker account aggregating platform which is aiming to provide easy cross-broker account management, a “true pricing” mechanism and some ways to provide traders with interactive communication tools.
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