Trading Venues

Margin trading key to Japannext market share growth

SBI Japannext, an alternative trading system for Japanese equities, has called for changes to margin trading rules to encourage growth on its platforms and has implemented improvements to its trading infrastructure.

LSE to target capital raising by growth companies

The London Stock Exchange has published its draft rulebook for the High Growth Segment, a new section of its main market for high growth companies that it plans to launch in March.

NYBX closure emphasises block trading challenge

The New York Stock Exchange's closure of its dark pool joint venture with BIDS Trading, offers further evidence of the challenges faced by venues that attempt to cross blocks for the buy-side.

Market participants urge US tick size reform

US stock exchanges and market participants will recommend a new tick size regime for less-liquid stocks at a roundtable hosted by the Securities and Exchange Commission today.

Tokyo-Osaka merger buoyed as regional volumes soar

The Tokyo and Osaka exchanges have inched back market share from rival proprietary trading systems in their first month of trading as the Japan Exchange, a combined exchange. Meantime, overall Asian equity volumes hit a 22-month high.

Dark MTFs gain amid nine-month European volume high

Dark multilateral trading facilities increased as a percentage of European equity activity in January, as overall trading in the region reached its largest total since May 2012.

Canadian dark trading halved since new regulation

The proportion of non-displayed trading in Canada has more than halved since the introduction of new rules that restricted the use of dark pools last October, according to data from Thomson Reuters.

Equiduct revival gathers pace

Equiduct has expanded the role of a key market maker on its pan-European trading venue, adding further to liquidity available to its members.