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EU New Regulations on High Frequency Trading

In finalizing the Mifid II directive and Mifir regulation, EU law makers have heeded the calls of some market participants not to impose speed limits, or resting periods, designed to slow down automated trades and prevent large-scale errors. Provisions that … Continue reading

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Views From the Top: Discussing Changes to the World of Trading

Earlier this week, the Financial News reported that the world of trading is under attack on several fronts, as a slew of new rules from Dodd-Frank in the US and the international Basel III capital rules, to the European market … Continue reading

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Wall Street Rallies After EU Agreement

Rodrigo Campos of Reuters reports that Wall Street rallied on Friday, with major indexes trimming quarterly losses, after euro zone leaders agreed to allow rescue funds to be used to stabilize the region’s banks. Details of the agreement, which includes … Continue reading

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Euro Surges, Stocks Jump After Euro Zone Deal

Herbert Lash reports in Reuters today that the euro recovered nearly 2.0 percent and stocks on major bourses jumped on Friday after euro zone leaders agreed on measures to cut soaring regional borrowing costs in Italy and Spain, in addition … Continue reading

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EBS To Change Way It Quotes Currencies on Trading System

This morning, Eva Szalay wrote that Electronic inter-dealer currencies-trading platform EBS plans to scrap the fifth decimal place on its currency quotes and introduce so-called half-pip pricing ahead of major changes to the system, people familiar with the matter told … Continue reading

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LME CEO: China Links Gave Hong Kong Exchanges the Edge

Andrea Hotter of the Wall Street Journal writes that price wasn’t the reason why the London Metal Exchange picked Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing as its preferred buyer, the LME’s chief executive said on Tuesday. Martin Abbott said the LME … Continue reading

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Wall Street Edges Up After Sell-Off; Europe in Focus

Chuck Mikolajczak of Reuters reports that stocks advanced modestly on Tuesday, with investors exercising caution as a Spanish bill auction met with falling demand ahead of a summit by EU leaders later in the week. Flagging optimism about the summit … Continue reading

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European Stocks Fall a Second Day; BSkyB, BT Group Slide

Bloomberg News – By Tom Stoukas – June 14, 2012 European stocks dropped for a second day as Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Spain and Cyprus, while Switzerland’s central bank said that Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) must increase its capital … Continue reading

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Futures Up On Spain, But Concerns Remain

Reuters – By Ryan Vlastelica – June 11, 2012 (Reuters) – Futures rose on Monday after euro zone finance ministers agreed on an aid package to help Spain, but futures were off their highs as concerns persisted about the global … Continue reading

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European Stocks Fall as German Exports Drop, Spain Cut

Bloomberg News – By Adria Cimino – June 8, 2012 European stocks retreated, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index paring its weekly gain, after German exports slumped more than forecast and Fitch Ratings cut Spain’s credit rating. Hennes & Mauritz … Continue reading

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