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Director Of Sonray Capital Markets Sentenced to Six and a Half Years Jail After $46M Collapse


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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Plus500 Crushes Q4 Financial Results, Shares Higher, Considers Main Market Listing on LSE


Plus500 shares are at an all-time high this morning as the broker has posted full year revenue of $115.1 million and net profit of $50.6 million, which were higher by 105% and 196% respectively from 2012.
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ACTIV Financial Colocates Down Under: Opens Ticker Plant at ASX, Eyes APAC


With Europe continuing its barrage of rulings against HFT, Australia welcomes it. Today, ACTIV Financial has established a ticker plant at ASX, in order to provide higher quality and better performing data from the region.
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Sucden Financial Looks To The East: Gains Hong Kong SFC License


Institutional FX company Sucden Financial’s Hong Kong subsidiary has today been granted an FX license by the Hong Kong SFC, enabling it to trade directly with its brokerage desk or via electronic systems.
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ICAP Announces Strategic Alliance With Clarus Financial Technology For OTC Data Service


British information services and post trade risk mitigation company ICAP has today announced that it is to launch a new OTC data service in conjunction with US-based firm Clarus Financial Technology.
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LCG Settles Legal Proceedings – Pays £350,000 Contribution To Expenses


LCG has today made a corporate statement that it has settled a claim in relation to the termination of a fee sharing agreement with Life Settlement Consulting Ltd surrounding introductions to a managed FX fund.
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GAIN Capital Reports Monthly Metrics For September – 5.5% Up MoM


GAIN Capital has today released its monthly metrics for September 2013, which has proved to be a month of recovery after August’s slight downturn. Post GFT buyout, GAIN’s results are showing a return to form.
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Effects of US Government Shutdown on FX Industry: CFTC Asks NFA to Update Members


The CFTC is currently operating with limited scope following the governmental shutdown, and has informed NFA to send a message on its behalf to members. Antideficiency Act provides relief for CFTC & SEC Continuity.
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Monex Group Releases Metrics For September 2013 – Decrease in Global FX Volume


Tokyo’s Monex Group has today announced its monthly business metrics for September 2013, with an increase in average daily volumes, but an overall downturn in global FX trading volumes for the month.
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Playing It SEF: ICE Swap Trade Goes Live In Anticipation of Approaching CFTC Deadline


Subsequent to last week’s approval by the CFTC of ICE Swap Trade’s application to register as an SEF, the company has today announced that its swap execution facility has gone live.
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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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