Europe

New Markit tool allows buy-side to rank brokers

Markit, a market data provider, has launched Markit MSA, a service that ranks brokers by their European equity trading activity, both on and off order book.

AIM Italia takes a step closer to launch

The rule book for AIM Italia, Borsa Italiana’s answer to the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market for small- and mid-cap stocks, became effective today, bringing the new market closer to launch.

Turquoise fires next shot in MTF price war

Pan-European trading platform Turquoise has revealed a raft of plans designed to boost trading on the platform, including undercutting the taker fees charged by rivals Chi-X and BATS Europe.

Two MTFs could fail in 2009 – NET2S

There is not enough trading volume to sustain Europe’s new execution venues, according to Frederic Ponzo, managing director of financial technology consultancy NET2S.

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).

Nasdaq OMX aims to bring Baltic markets closer to Europe

Global exchange group Nasdaq OMX is to extend its trading hours for all asset classes on its Baltic exchanges, in a bid to generate greater trading activity and attract more foreign investors.