Nasdaq OMX revises Nordic CCP plans

Exchange group Nasdaq OMX has delayed the launch of the planned central counterparty (CCP) for its exchanges in Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm, and has scrapped plans to include Nordic-specific features in the CCP and establish a Nordic clearing fund in response to comments from members.

Turquoise price cuts may not reach buy-side

Turquoise, a broker-backed multilateral trading facility (MTF), has announced a new tiered pricing structure amid claims that buy-side traders are not benefiting from lower execution costs resulting from competition between European trading venues.

It’s MTF eat MTF – Citi

Europe’s new multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) have started taking market share from one another, as their ranks have swelled and the amount of order flow they have been able to capture from incumbent exchanges has stagnated, according to research from investment bank Citi.

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.