Asia

Knight commences trading in nine Asian markets

Knight Asia, the Asian arm of US-based agency brokerage Knight Capital, will start trading in nine markets in Asia from today, as it looks to establish a presence in the region.

LSE and Tokyo growth market moves forward

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have taken another step toward establishing their joint venture TOKYO AIM, a new market for growing companies in Japan and Asia.

Instinet enhances Australian post-trade capabilities

Instinet, a global agency-brokerage owned by Nomura Holdings, has secured membership on the ASX Settlement and Transfer Corporation (ASTC), the settlement processing facility of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Use of advanced trading techniques surges in Asia – Celent

Electronic trading volumes grew rapidly in Asia between 2004 and 2007, as more exchanges developed and enhanced the functionality of their trading platforms, according to a new report on buy-side execution of securities trades from research and advisory firm Celent.

ITG expands CSA programme to Asia-Pacific

Investment Technology Group (ITG), an agency brokerage and trading service provider, has launched its commission sharing arrangement (CSA) programme in Asia-Pacific, to help buy-side firms embrace best execution in the region.

KRX and Bank of Laos make progress on new exchange

The Korea Exchange (KRX) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Bank of Laos to create a joint venture that will establish a stock market and supervisory authority in Laos by October 2010.