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SEF clarity begins to emerge

US Congress’s House Financial Services Committee has approved bills in the Dodd-Frank Act that clarify swap execution facilities and exempt some buy-siders from risk mitigation measures concerning OTC derivatives.

BATS Chi-X Europe targets Q2 2012 start

BATS Global Markets will aim to integrate its European multilateral trading facility with Chi-X Europe by Q2 2012, after finally completing the deal to buy the rival MTF.

Blows traded in battle of MTFs and exchanges

The sustainability of the business models of rival exchanges and multilateral trading facilities was at the heart of a sometimes fractious debate at the Mondo Visione Exchange Forum 2011 conference in London on 28 November.

Maple defends proposed acquisition of TMX Group

Canadian exchange group TMX and the Maple Group Acquisition Corporation, a consortium of 13 Canadian financial institutions, have set out the arguments in favour of creating an integrated exchange group.

German, Turkish exchanges plan closer links

Deutsche Börse and Turkey’s Istanbul Stock Exchange have formed an agreement to support each other in developing their respective securities markets, carrying out joint research projects and assisting with marketing activities in Germany and Turkey.

Japan lures HFT firms with Tdex+ futures trading

Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange has launched futures trading on its Tdex+ System for trading derivatives, as part of a plan to increase volumes and draw in more market participants, including high-frequency traders.

ASEAN exchange link timetable announced

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) exchanges will be linked together by a new ASEAN trading link as early as June 2012.