Cost of Asian Data a Barrier

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The high cost of obtaining data from Asian exchanges could be a barrier to smaller market data vendors in their efforts to provide content from the region.

"It’s extremely expensive to get signed up for being a vendor for these exchanges," says Chuck Thompson, president of US market data vendor eSignal, a subsidiary of Interactive Data Corp. (IDC). He says high charges from some Asian exchanges, along with the expense of going through legal contracts and running private circuits to Asian exch