Asia

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.

TNS signs deals with Turquoise and the Taiwan Stock Exchange

Transaction Network Services (TNS), a market data and connectivity provider, has added Turquoise, the pan-European trading platform, to its expanding portfolio of trading venues and established a market data connection to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).