Regions Archive

March 11, 2011

Japanese markets ride out earthquake

The Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange were both unaffected operationally on 11 March following an earthquake. read more>

March 10, 2011

Goldman Sachs to launch dark pool in Canada

Bulge-bracket broker Goldman Sachs is planning to launch a non-displayed alternative trading system in Canada, SIGMA X Canada, designed to reduce market impact for users. read more>

March 10, 2011

LSE merger partner plans HFT platform

Canadian exchange group TMX has released details of its planned alternative trading system, TMX Select, which is designed to attract high-frequency traders. read more>

March 10, 2011

LCH.Clearnet goes live with SwapClear FCM service

Central counterparty LCH.Clearnet has announced the successful launch of its SwapClear futures commission merchant service in the US, allowing buy-side traders to centrally clear interest rate swaps. read more>

March 09, 2011

Stock Exchange of Thailand prepares for higher algo volumes

Stock Exchange of Thailand prepares for higher algo volumes

The Stock Exchange of Thailand has drawn up a shortlist of vendors to supply a new trading engine that is expected boost capacity of the exchange by 100 times when implementation is completed in two years. read more>

March 09, 2011

European investors warm to Eurex KOSPI contract

Eurex, the European derivatives exchange joint-owned by Deutsche Börse and SIX Swiss Exchange, has reported healthy volumes in its Korean KOSPI options contracts, with over 500,000 contracts traded since its launch on 30 August 2010. read more>

March 09, 2011

ASIC consultation extension welcomed

The two-stage approach to adopting market integrity rules taken by national regulator the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, has been welcomed by agency broker and dark pool operator ITG, as it has opened the country to exchange competition while allowing further debate into more contentious issues. read more>

March 09, 2011

Saxo opens HK office to serve institutional, retail flows

Saxo opens HK office to serve institutional, retail flows

Saxo Capital Markets, a trading platform provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of Denmark's Saxo Bank, has opened an office in Hong Kong in response to growing opportunities offered by increasing institutional flows to the region as well as demand for white-label solutions from financial institutions. read more>

March 09, 2011

Canada's HFT reforms divide market

Plans by Canadian regulators to reduce high-frequency traffic have been welcomed by some equity market participants, while others fear higher costs would prompt a flight of low-latency trading volumes to the US. read more>

March 09, 2011

Record January for European dark pools reflects crossing network growth

European dark pools reached a record proportion of pan-European value traded in January 2011, with total dark pool activity estimated at between 3.5-4.5% of consolidated turnover. read more>