Regions Archive

March 01, 2011

Burgundy offers clarity in fragmented Nordic markets

Burgundy, the Nordic multilateral trading facility, is distributing 'Liquidity Battlemaps' for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, which are designed to help trading firms manage execution across these fragmented markets. read more>

March 01, 2011

ASX closes early after malfunction

The Australian Securities Exchange closed its market over an hour early on Monday after experiencing software issues on its ASX Trade platform for equities and derivatives. read more>

February 28, 2011

Two-thirds reject EC's high-frequency rules – The TRADE poll

Market participants remain doubtful that proposed MiFID II rules on high-frequency trading will ensure market safety, according to the results of the February poll on theTRADEnews.com. read more>

February 28, 2011

Spanish MTF PAVE selects EuroCCP

Pan-European cash equities clearing house EuroCCP has signed a memorandum of understanding to become the clearing house for pioneer Spanish multilateral trading facility PAVE. read more>

February 28, 2011

Instinet Europe joins Nordic dark pool

Instinet Europe, an agency broker, has connected to exchange group Nasdaq OMX's non-displayed trading facility Nordic@Mid, which offers dark trading on stocks listed on cash equity markets in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Reykjavik and Stockholm. read more>

February 28, 2011

UK turnover slumps after LSE outage

The four-hour outage at the London Stock Exchange on Friday resulted in a 28.6% drop in FTSE 100 turnover, but did not cause any significant drop in the bourse's market share of UK blue-chips. read more>

February 28, 2011

ICE acquires broker-dealer Ballista to expand derivatives capabilities

IntercontinentalExchange, a derivatives exchange and infrastructure operator, has acquired Ballista Securities, a registered broker-dealer that offers an electronic options platform for the execution of block-sized and complex multi-leg options transactions. read more>

February 25, 2011

LSE glitch fails to fuel MTF volumes

A four-hour outage on the London Stock Exchange did not see a significant shift of flow to multilateral trading facilities, with many long-only traders preferring to scale back trading activity until the issue was resolved around midday UK time. read more>

February 25, 2011

HFT firms boost trading at Mexican Stock Exchange

The Mexican Stock Exchange has reported a 50% increase in trading volume in its 2010 financial results, driven in part by the increasing activity of high-frequency trading firms at the exchange. read more>

February 25, 2011

Deutsche Bank hit with six-month ban in Korea

Korean regulator the Financial Services Commission has banned Deutsche Bank's Korean broker-dealer business from operating for six months, following allegations of market manipulation in KOPSI 200 options. read more>