Inside Market Data - Vol 23 No 7

BvD Grows Sinorating China Data, Revamps Interface

Belgium-based fundamental data provider Bureau van Dijk (BvD) is integrating company data from more than 300,000 Chinese corporations into its international data products following a deal with Sinorating, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned credit…

Markit Prepares New Desktop Features

UK-based data vendor Markit has added a portfolio upload tool to version 1.1 of its Markit Desktop data product, and plans to add additional content sets, enhanced graphics and the option of a Web-based interface in future releases.

APFIS Keynote: Asia-Pac’s Key Data Drivers

Data management is more important than ever for financial institutions in Asia, due to rising trade volumes and increasingly complex markets in the region, according to John Burns, managing director and chief information officer at Credit Suisse in Asia…

Reuters to Name Execs; Rowlands to Leave

Devin Wenig, CEO-elect of the Reuters business line within the proposed merged Thomson-Reuters, will name the vendor’s new executive management team Monday, Nov. 5, IMD has learned.

Boat Data Suffers Choppy Launch

Reuters suffered problems displaying data from trade reporting utility Boat at its launch last week because of anomalies in the way that many contributing banks provided their pre-trade quotes, while Bloomberg is still ironing out contractual issues for…

LIM Enables Spreadsheet Sharing

Chicago-based derivatives and energy data provider Logical Information Machines will this week announce a partnership with Team and Concepts, a Hong Kong-based provider of online spreadsheet technologies, to enable users in multiple locations to use the…

Data Providers Predict Asia-Pacific Evolution

Brokers and vendors providing data services to banks and asset managers in Asia are increasing their focus on tailored products for the region, reflecting demand for local data, while at the same time expecting trends from the rest of the world to…

Platts Adds OTC ICE Data

Energy and commodities information provider Platts, a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill, has added OTC pricing data from Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange to its forward curve data products. The ICE data covers North American natural gas and electricity…

Users: Vendors Must Take “Global” View

Global data vendors have some advantages over their regional counterparts, but do not always recognize the global nature of trading and investment firm clients, and sometimes try to apply inconsistent commercial models, according to a panel of end-users…

Stockgroup Takes Broker Clients Mobile

Vancouver-based financial data provider Stockgroup is developing a wireless real-time market data solution for brokerage firms to roll out to clients, which the vendor plans to release in January, officials say.

Panel: Time is Money

One of the biggest obstacles to the development of low-latency data services in Asia is an inability to fully measure latency, because not all exchanges provide timestamps on data messages, according to participants on one panel last week.

FISD, Asia Firms Ready Data User Group

Market data officials at a number of trading firms and FISD members in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia are pooling their expertise to set up a market data user group organization focused on the Asia-Pacific markets, with the assistance of industry…

SFTI Eyes Asia Exchange Connectivity

NYSE TransactTools, the technology subsidiary of NYSE Euronext, is rolling out its industry-mandated SFTI (Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure) network for data and trade communication to Asia, to provide exchange connectivity and order routing…

NSX Rebates Target ECN Flow

The Chicago-based National Stock Exchange has restructured its market data and liquidity rebates in a push to attract higher order volumes from ECNs and alternative trading systems.

China Embraces Change; More Needed

Differences between Western and Chinese financial markets are narrowing fast, though concerns still exist around data quality and piracy, according to a panel discussing data solutions for East Asia.

Panel: Collaborate on Data Sourcing

Collaborative, knowledge-sharing relationships between vendors and clients are the most effective and reliable methods for obtaining data, according to a panel on best practices for data sourcing.

The Lion City Roars

The big news in Singapore last week wasn’t our prestigious Asia-Pacific Financial Information Summit, or even the influx of foreign cash (and resulting linen shortage) as I raced around the city trying to replace my luggage (which apparently decided to…