Trading Venues

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.

Bloomberg launches SEF ahead of Dodd-Frank

Bloomberg Fixed Income Trading has launched ALLQ Derivatives as the first commingled trading platform for over-the-counter swap trading.

TSE not to blame for Kabu failure

Last week's announcement of the demise of alternative venue pioneer Kabu.com surprised few in the Tokyo market, though the official explanation given by the company for why it will cease operations at the end of next month did raise a few eyebrows.

BM&F Bovespa chooses Nasdaq OMX for market surveillance

Brazilian exchange BM&F Bovespa and Brazilian self-regulatory organisation Bovespa Market Supervision are to use Nasdaq OMX's SMARTS Integrity market surveillance platform to monitor trading across their equities and commodities platforms.

MTFs lead European volume gains

Trading volumes in Europe picked up slightly in July, primarily driven by an increase in activity on multilateral trading facilities, which grew by over €24 billion month-on-month.