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CFTC Gives Green Light for Gain Capital’s GTX SEF LLC application as a Swap Execution Facility

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The Commodities Futures Trading Commission has today posted that it temporarily approved the SEF application for GTX SEF LLC, after it had previously granted it time-limited no-action relief last October.
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Director Of Sonray Capital Markets Sentenced to Six and a Half Years Jail After $46M Collapse

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The former sole director of the Saxo Bank introducing brokerage, Russell Johnson was sent to Jail for his part in the collapse of Sonray including false accounting, theft, deception and conspiracy to steal.
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Sweden’s FI Warns of Purported Fictitious Binary Options Exchange GFTrades.com

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The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has today warned of Clearskies Group Ltd & Neltom Ltd as not having proper authorisation by Finansinspektionen, and how they solicited investors in Sweden to GF Trades.
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FSMA Warns BFXoption.com is Out of Options in Belgium

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The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) of Belgium has alerted the public last week that the company BFXoption is not regulated nor authorized to provide investment services in or from Belgium.
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EMIR News: European Commission Asks FX Related Companies for Input

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All firms which are active in the trading of FX spot and derivative contracts are invited by the EC to submit their input about where should the boundary between an FX financial instrument and a spot FX contract be.
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Canadian Regulator Extends Key Trade Reporting Deadlines Into 2015

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The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has announced that it will extend key commencement dates for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives trade reporting for market participants and clearing agencies.
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Officials From Leading Central Banks Gather In Sydney To Address FX Allegations

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A panel of senior fx officials constituting some of the leading central banks will meet in Sydney Friday for an annual meeting, whose focus will likely entail a string of probes alleging charges of fx collusion.
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New Zealand FMA Initiates New Guidelines, Broker Exodus Ahead?

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New Zealand’s Financial Market Authority (FMA), has announced the launch of Phase One in its initiation of new regulations in the country. Among changes is the requirement of increased net capital for foreign FSPs.
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Ontario Securities Commission Adds a CySEC-Regulated CIF to its Warning List

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The OSC has warned Ontario residents that the company operating binary options brands including 24option.com, 24fx.com, zoneoptions.com, grandoption.com, and binaryoption-affiliate.com, is not regulated in Canada.
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FIA Launches New Monthly Report To Foster Industry Transparency

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The Futures Industry Association (FIA) has announced the launch of its swap execution facilities (SEF) Tracker, a periodically released report detailing the trading activity placed on SEFs, credit, and fx.
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“Meet The Experts” Announces Its Newest Contributor And Bitcoin Specialist, Antony Lewis

Forex Magnates’ “Meet the Experts” platform is pleased to announce its newest contributing expert, Antony Lewis, head of Business Development at Bitcoin exchange itBit, specializing...

Coinomat Launch Digital Currency Withdrawal Service to Visa & Mastercard

Cryptocurrency exchange service Coinomat are now supporting crypto coin withdrawals, allowing customers to transfer them to their Visa or Mastercard debit cards. Launched back in November...

NMC/USD Technical Analysis – 18th April 2014

Namecoin experiences massive gains from the 13th through till the 15th, more than doubling in value in barely a couple of days, but a powerful...

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Lloyds’ Global Head Of Spot Forex, Darren Coote Resigns

Darren Coote, the Global Head of Spot Foreign Exchange at Lloyds Banking Group Plc. has resigned from his position for personal reasons, leaving a notable...

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BCS Appoints Ex-BofA Merrill Lynch MD Max Hayden as Head of Business Development

The latest person to head BCS Financial Group's new business development efforts brings a nearly 30 year career holding senior roles in financial services including...

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Pete Sinisgalli Appointed New CEO at Eze Software Group, Succeeding Tom Gavin

Eze Software Group, a global provider of investment technology across all asset-classes, has announced the appointment of Pete Sinisgalli as its new CEO, succeeding Tom...

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IG Markets the Latest Broker to Launch Web TV After Dukascopy and Saxo TV

Former Bloomberg and BBC presenters Jeremy Naylor and Sara Walker, will be the faces behind IG’s newest marketing initiative as it challenges other well known players in the field of broker-run web TV.
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OANDA Launches Retail FX Tools Marketplace, Forex Magnates Reviews

OANDA opens a Marketplace featuring apps, training, and MT4 plugins developed by the broker and its partners to provide its clients with vetted tools and services. Forex Magnates reviewed the new offering.
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