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GFI Hasn’t Terminated CME Takeover Deal yet, despite BGC’s Superior $675 MLN Proposal

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Despite getting an over 15% better price for the GFI Shares, the company’s board of directors “has not changed its recommendation with respect to, and continues to support, the pending transaction with CME.”
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BCG Partners Enters into a Tough Bidding War with CME for Acquisition of GFI

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After the CME Group bid $4.55 in an all-shares deal in late July, BCG Partners comes to the table allegedly owning close to 14% of GFI’s float with an all-cash $675 million unsolicited offer.
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FX Revenues at BGC Partners Drop by 5% QoQ, as FX Volumes Rise by 17%

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This being the last quarter affected by the sale of eSpeed to NASDAQ OMX, the company has reported that it is expecting its overall earnings to increase between 39 and 60% in the third quarter of 2014.
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BGC Capital and Thomson Reuters’ OTC Data Partnership Offers 98 FX Pairs

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BGC’s executive managing director & global head of BGC Partners’ Market Data Group, Mark Benfield has detailed some of the aspects of the partnership with Thomson Reuters which BGC entered into last week.
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BGC sets new record in FX Forwards – 18 yards

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Britians Prince Harry helped City brokers BGC Partners to break a world record on Monday as he ‘assisted’ the firm’s brokers with an incredible €18 billion trade during their Charity Day.
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TeraExchange Enhances Bitcoin Offering – Launches New Platform and Price Index

US-regulated Swap Execution Facility, TeraExchange joins the Bitcoin bandwagon. The multi-asset regulated venue has launched a new price index and trading platform for the trading...

Partnership between BitXatm, CryptVision for 1000 ATMs falls apart, companies trade blame

Coindesk reports that BitXATM’s plan to bring 1000 bitcoin ATMs to the United States, with the help of Los Angeles-based CryptVision, has fallen apart. The...

Bitcoin Brands to expand ATM offering to New Hampshire

Cephas Holding Corp, also known as Bitcoin Brands, says that it plans on launching Bitcoin ATMs in New Hampshire, one of the more bitcoin-friendly states....

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Warning: Extreme Volatility Coming

For those who have been wishing for more volatility, your wish is about to come true. This week’s Scottish referendum vote will cause widespread carnage...

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Prime Brokerage A Rising Force In Middle East?

FX prime brokerage in the Middle East in on the rise for a variety of reasons. Dubai, for example, with its strategic location between Asian...

Hugh Taggart

News Volume as a Filter For FX Carry Trades

There’s a growing realization in the ‘Big Data’ world, of which sentiment analytics is a small part, that you can’t expect to hire any data...

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ITG Brings Increased Transparency to the FX Market, Introduces an FX Volatility Index

The freely available tools by ITG FX Volatility Cost Index and the upgraded ITG FX Trading Cost Index, open the scope for foreign exchange traders to estimate their trading costs and potential price slippage.
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ICE Changes Gold Contracts Specifications, Opts for Physical Delivery of Bullion

The specifications of mini gold futures and options instruments traded on ICE Futures U.S. will be changed starting today to make physical delivery of gold bullion much more convenient for investors.
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Japanese Binary Options Trading Continues to Recover, Volumes up 28% in August MoM

Second month of trading volume increases for binary options in Japan. During August 2014 the trading reached ¥68,828,888,822. The figure is a complete recovery to the May 2014 trading volume level.
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Special: Sneak Peek at Forex Magnates’ Interview with CySEC Chairwoman Kalogerou

Demetra Kalogerou, the leader of the retail FX industry’s most influential regulator, speaks exclusively with Forex Magnates about restoring Cyprus’ credibility, regulating Binary options and Social Trading.
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Alpari Russia Starts Offering a New Type of Spread Attached Binary Option

The new binary options type offered by Alpari Russia is called Spread High/Low. It is essentially adding a spread to the market price of the asset and providing higher returns at the cost of higher risks.
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