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License to Kill: The Complexity of Circuit Breakers

As regulators collaborate to review different concepts to protect the integrity of the US financial markets and reduce potential technology failures, Marina...

Waters | Feature | Exchange Technologies | 08 Jan 2014

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Japan Eyes Further Transformation after Exchange Merger

The Japanese capital markets have undergone a series of changes over the past few years, first in response to the natural disasters that affected Asia’s regional hub, and later with the merger of the Osaka Securities Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange...

Waters | Feature | Exchanges | 08 Jan 2014

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Tech Questions Loom After Major Exchanges Tie the Knot

A period where no meaningful exchange M&A made it to the finish line has been followed by two announced megadeals that appear likely to be approved. Jake Thomases looks at what IT advantage is gained by such massive mergers, and whether these latest deals...

Waters | Feature | Exchanges | 19 Sep 2013

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African Exchange Links Could Draw Investment, Liquidity

The alliances that stock exchanges strike between themselves often turn out to be game-changers for a region’s economy. Marina Daras looks at regional initiatives to link up exchanges in one of the fastest evolving regions of the world—Africa.

Waters | Feature | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 16 Sep 2013

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Poles Apart? Tech Push Boosts Poland's Prominence

Capital markets in Central Europe—and especially Poland—have made steady gains after being unlocked by the collapse of the Soviet Union, with new technology helping to both catalyze reform and create jobs. Tim Bourgaize Murray reports from Warsaw...

Waters | Feature | Exchange Technologies | 26 Jun 2013

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Down Mexico Way: Will State-of-the-Art Tech Lure Liquidity?

Sensing an opportunity as the local economic picture continues to shine, the Mexican stock exchange last year installed a matching engine with significantly better latency and throughput. The technology is unquestionably in place, but will liquidity follow?...

Waters | Feature | Exchange Technologies | 18 Apr 2013

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Fragmentation Down Under

Chi-X Australia’s launch in October 2011 posed the first challenge to the monopoly enjoyed by the Australian Securities Exchange since its inception in 1987. Steve Dew-Jones investigates whether the change in the trading landscape has been positive...

Waters | Feature | Exchanges | 08 Jan 2013

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Eris Exchange Seeks to Futurize, Standardize, Capitalize

Eris, the Greek goddess of discord, inadvertently started the Trojan War by pitting the gods against each other. Neal Brady doesn’t want a war, or even discord. He wants Eris Exchange to grow through the unity of standardized contracts. An innovative...

Waters | Feature | People | 02 Aug 2012

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South Africa: Bigger, Better, Faster?

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is moving its trading engine from London to South Africa in July, with the aim of increasing its matching speeds, and by so doing, enhancing the overall trading experience it provides its clients. Steve Dew-Jones talks...

Waters | Feature | Exchanges | 06 Jun 2012

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Radio Silence: Are Exchanges Trying to Curb HFT?

As several exchanges in Europe and the US prepare to implement efficiency programs for order messaging-to-trade ratios, some in the industry are seeing this as a self-regulatory move to curb high-frequency trading ahead of statutory rulings. But is this...

Waters | Feature | Exchanges | 04 May 2012

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.

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