Tora Compass provides access to Merrill Lynch dark pool

Buy-side clients of Tora Compass, an electronic trading platform for Asia, are now able to gain direct access to Merrill Lynch’s liquidity pool MLXN. The pool recently added access to liquidity for Hong Kong and Japan, and offers complete anonymity and full automation.

Chi-X reports “challenging” end to 2008

Chi-X, a pan-European equity multilateral trading facility, recorded a drop in trading activity during the last quarter of 2008, citing tough market conditions.

AboveNet supports high-speed connectivity for BATS Europe

AboveNet Communications, a fibre optic connectivity solutions provider, has installed a private managed Ethernet network for BATS Europe, the London-based pan-European multilateral trading facility.

Neonet moves to clarify Deutsche Börse takeover rumours

Neonet, a Swedish-based agency brokerage and technology provider, has confirmed it is in exploratory discussions with a “counterpart”, widely tipped to be German exchange operator Deutsche Börse.