Inside Market Data - Vol 22 No 34

Townsend, Zacks Combine Wares

Trading software and data vendor Townsend Analytics is integrating its RealTick front end with the research content and analytical capabilities of Zacks Investment Research in a bid to create a more comprehensive product to compete with services from…

Reuters Board, Analysts OK Thomson Deal

Analysts last week reacted positively to Thomson Corp.'s proposed takeover of Reuters, saying that the deal should enable the combined vendor to offer more competitive products and pricing structures to compete against market leader Bloomberg.

Xinhua Growth Prompts Shared Group

Xinhua Finance last week announced the creation of a shared services group designed to meet the strategic development needs of the Shanghai-based vendor and its Xinhua Finance Media (XFM) subsidiary, which distributes Xinhua's content via various…

Telekurs to Merge with SWX, SIS

The SWX Swiss Exchange is expected to combine elements of its data infrastructure with those of data vendor and payment services provider Telekurs Group under plans for a three-way merger announced by the exchange last week that also incorporates…

vwd Preps for Listed Status

As Inside Market Data went to press Friday, German market data vendor vwd group announced plans to go public and raise further capital in the second half of 2007 by completing a long-awaited downstream merger process with börsen-informations-systeme (b…

STAC: Multi-Core Suns Tame Opera

Using a technology stack comprising the latest multi-core Sun Microsystems hardware and operating systems could enable firms to handle anticipated data traffic rises for the Options Price Reporting Authority's data feed while also reducing their hardware…

A Consolidated Tape for Europe?

Part of the European Commision's upcoming MiFID regulation is designed to stimulate more competition among markets by ending concentration rules. But as the same securities begin trading on multiple venues and more price sources emerge for both…

Interfax Seeks Bloomberg Boost with News Trial

Russian news and market data agency Interfax is offering a free, two-week trial of its content to all Bloomberg Professional terminal users, starting today, Monday May 21, in a bid to increase usage of Interfax's content via Bloomberg.

CBOT Traders Await LDB Decision

Traders who use the Chicago Board of Trade's Liquidity Data Bank volume data to support trading strategies are concerned that the product will be withdrawn if the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's proposed takeover of the CBOT goes ahead.

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