A summary of some of the past week's financial technology news.
The new network and local PoP will provide trading firms in the UK and US with low-latency access to data and trading services at the JSE.
The growth of fintech hubs, and a populace comfortable with digital banking and mobile technology, could signal a new era for African market technology.
The new additions covering Asia-Pacific, Scandinavia and Canada bring NovaSparks' total coverage to more than 50 markets worldwide.
The move is in response to a growing local base for its products, which have until now been delivered via third-party vendors.
The deal will provide new indexes on the Nambian market
Market data revenues at exchanges continue to increase, even when other exchange businesses fare less well.
Deal will extend JSE's use of Millennium Advanced Platform, Millennium Exchange trading platform and Millennium Surveillance.
Move will offer reduced latency and infrastructure footprint for clients.
Deal will help Euronext to grow its wheat contract as a global benchmark.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced the completion of phase two in its three-part plan to shift the South African securities market to T+3.
Leila Fourie, director of post-trade and information services at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, was this week appointed to the bourse’s board as an executive director.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has reported first-half data revenues of 95.4 million South African rand, a 16 percent increase over the same period last year, on overall group operating revenue of R869 million, itself a 9 percent increase over the…
Johannesburg-based Absa Bank, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa, has become South Africa’s first domestic bank to execute a securities finance trade on the EquiLend trading platform. The move marks a progression toward the automation of Absa’s trading and…
The market data business is increasingly governed by the need to diversify to respond to market and investment trends. Trading firms seeking exposure to new opportunities diversify the datasets they consume in search of the one that will give them an…
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange had its first market data staff take industry association FISD's Financial Information Associate (FIA) professional certification this month, and plans to make the program a prerequisite for its senior and client-facing…
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) plans to start delivering derivatives market data to London-based trading firms via its point-of-presence at Equinix's LD4 datacenter in Slough within the next two to three years, as part of its ongoing migration to…
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is now making 15-minute-delayed equity prices available via Google Finance to enable local and global clients and investors to track price movements on JSE, alongside market updates from 35 stock exchanges globally.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has partnered with Cinnober for the development of its multi-asset clearing technology platform.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange will open a co-location center on its premises in May, to reduce network latency for clients from 2,400 microseconds at present to about 100 microseconds, officials say.
Despite the current era in the capital markets as one of tight budgets, firms across the sell side are waking up to the fact that radical changes are needed to their technology stacks. From banks, to brokers and exchanges, questions remain around how…