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Sifma finds electronic bond-trading volumes are soaring

The take-up of electronic trading in global fixed income markets accelerated sharply in 2006, according to the annual Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Sifma) survey. The data revealed that 74% of operators of electronic trading systems for fixed income securities witnessed an increase in trading v

Electronic bond trading up sharply in 2006, says Sifma survey

The take-up of electronic trading in global fixed income markets accelerated sharply in 2006, according to the annual Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Sifma) survey. The data, which was compiled from more than sixty operators of electronic trading systems for fixed-income securities in the US, Eur

Markit Group to price loan credit default swaps

Markit Group, which provides OTC derivatives valuation and trade processing services, has extended its pricing service to loan credit default swaps (LCDS). Markit says LCDS was launched in response to strong interest in the nascent LCDS market from dealers and institutional investors wishing to take synthetic exposur