Trading Venues

China and Japan lead Asian volume collapse

Asian trading volumes have crashed to their lowest levels so far this year, led by China and Japan, the region’s largest markets, according to figures from Thomson Reuters.

Exchange body review mulls greater MTF collaboration

The Federation of European Securities Exchanges, a trade body for exchange operators, has launched a strategic review that opens to door to greater cooperation with multilateral trading facilities.

Further clarity needed on MiFID II venue regime – BAML

Changes to the regulation of broker crossing networks could curb some common trading practices, but further clarity is required to fully assess their impact on institutional investors, said Caleb Wright, head of EMEA equities strategy and market structure at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in a webinar hosted by

‘Final’ MiFID II draft curbs HFT, bans prop flow from BCNs

The final draft of the European Commission’s proposed revisions to MiFID will impose new restrictions on high-frequency trading, confirm a ban organised trading facilities from crossing against prop trading flow, and define new rules for access criteria between central counterparties and trading venues.

TradingScreen prepares for Chi-X Australia launch

Trading technology and execution management systems provider TradingScreen is to provide a combined picture of stock liquidity of local equities jointly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and new venue Chi-X Australia when it launches, on 31 October 2011.

Equiduct plots Italian job amid Q3 growth

Equiduct, the retail-focused pan-European regulated market, has revealed plans to extend its services to Italy as well as strong Q3 volumes.

TSE sets date for new futures and options platform

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is to launch its 'Next Tdex+ System' for futures and options trading, together with a third-generation system for the trading of stock and corporate bonds.