Survey: UK Data Spend Hits Bottom Amid Cautious Optimism for 2010

The survey of both sell- and buy-side firms covers roughly 20 percent of trading room positions in the UK, and estimates that market data budgets, which fell by 10 percent between 2008 and 2009, will increase by 3 percent next year as firms look to equip traders with any content and tools that can give them a competitive edge.

"In a marketplace that has been under some pressure, the more competitive you can make your trader in terms of their efficiency, access to markets, access to data and their

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