Shanghai bourse plans block trading data system

China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is planning to launch an information system to facilitate trading in its block execution market, according to an interview with Geng Liang, governor of the SSE, in Shanghai Securities News, a Chinese financial newspaper.

Longer stay for short-sales ban in Australia

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), Australia’s financial regulator, has further extended its short selling ban for financial stocks due to continued volatility.

Fidessa offers buy-side access to new Nomura platform

Fidessa LatentZero, a front-office software provider, has integrated Japanese investment bank Nomura’s ModelEx suite of algorithmic order execution strategies into its Minerva order and execution management system (OEMS) and EMS Workstation trading applications for the buy-side.

Fidessa responds to growing demand for Asian trading in US

Trading systems provider Fidessa has added 13 Asia-Pacific markets to the global trading service on its US-hosted execution platform in response to increasing Asian trading volumes and US brokers’ growing desire to participate in the region.

Nomura revives Lehman’s Asian trading platform

Japanese investment bank Nomura has launched a new pan-Asian electronic trading platform for equities, integrating the execution capabilities it acquired from its takeover of Lehman Brothers Asia last September.

ASEAN exchanges to establish trading link

Stock exchanges in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form an electronic trading link between them.

New HKEx price caps could limit closing auction trading

Exchange operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx)’s plans to impose price restrictions in its closing auction could reduce trading volumes in the session and may not be effective at reducing manipulation and gaming, according to some market participants.

Asian buy-side keeps faith with algos as trading costs soar

The volatile market conditions that caused higher trading costs and wider spreads in Q4 2008 did not result in a shift away from execution algorithms by Asia’s buy-side traders, according to Glen Gee, head of analytical products and research, Asia at agency broker ITG.