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  • Dutch pride: a trading nation weighs its optionsDutch pride: a trading nation weighs its options

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYIt's hardly surprising that technologically advanced trading took off in one of the world's first modern economies. A historic spirit of industrial entrepreneurialism and merchant capitalism, backed by a sophisticated financial sector means that the Netherlands is home to pioneering trading firms that have a long reach into global markets. But it's not all budding tulips. Observers of incoming European legislation warn that smaller players could be left behind as a consequence of regulation.

  • India RisingIndia Rising

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYWhile high frequency trading levels in Europe and US seem to have plateaued, the converse is true for developing markets. At the same time, there is a shift in priorities, namely that it is no longer simply about scraping off microseconds. And while India's economy, along with investment interest, seems set for growth, its markets are adapting and preparing. Anna Reitman and Priyanjana Bengani report.

  • Brazil: Cleared for take offBrazil: Cleared for take off

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYThe heart of Latin America skipped a beat this year as Brazil, the world's seventh-largest economy, fell into recession. But the financial system that underpins the beleaguered economy is undergoing changes which could help bolster growth. Sophie Lewisohn reports.

  • Brazil: Who will be joining the carnival?Brazil: Who will be joining the carnival?

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYThe Olympics, the World Cup, new trading platforms… It's all happening in Brazil these days. The country's exchange, BM&FBovespa, is going full steam ahead with trading and execution system upgrades while also trying to lower fees and overhaul post trade services. But even as expectations for increased investment remain high, there are plenty of obstacles. International players have to contend with relatively high trading costs and big uncertainties over taxation. Anna Reitman reports on the emerging picture for automated trading.

  • Verdande Technology and ITRS Group provide early warning system  for financial services firmsVerdande Technology and ITRS Group provide early warning system for financial services firms

    Feb 25th, 2013 - Partnership combines real-time case-based reasoning and application performance management

  • Jefferies selects IPC for connectivity

    Feb 25th, 2013 - IPC's Connexus and Direct Connect chosen to provide managed connectivity to Jefferies investment banking group

  • NOMURA becomes general clearing member of CC&G

    Feb 25th, 2013 - Nomura to be GCM for equity derivatives traded on Borsa Italiana

  • Deutsche Borse AG not in merger negotiations

    Feb 25th, 2013 - Statement from Deutsche Borse concerning merger with CME Group

  • Perseus announces European live commercial wireless servicePerseus announces European live commercial wireless service

    Feb 25th, 2013 - First provider to offer market-to-market commercial wireless services in Europe

  • 28 financial institutions adopt ETD functionality on Omgeo CTM

    Feb 25th, 2013 - 28 financial institutions adopt new exchange-traded derivatives functionality on Omgeo Central Trade Manager

  • New features for SaxoTrader iPhone and iPad

    Feb 25th, 2013 - Saxo Bank adds custom trading keypad and additional charting capabilities to SaxoTrader app

  • SGX delivers live share prices to Google Finance

    Feb 25th, 2013 - SGX data available on international public finance website for first time

  • MDX Technology and Exegy announce market data/Excel partnershipMDX Technology and Exegy announce market data/Excel partnership

    Feb 25th, 2013 - Strategic partnership to deliver Exegy\'s market data via MDX Technology\'s MDXT Connect into Microsoft Excel.

  • Barclays launches new execution tool BARX Gator

    Feb 25th, 2013 - New spot aggregator tool brings together e-trading venues and Barclay's own liquidity

  • BGC Partners buys Sterling International Brokers business

    Feb 25th, 2013 - BGC Partners announces the acquisition of Sterling International Brokers

  • Alex Frino steps down as CMCRC CEOAlex Frino steps down as CMCRC CEO

    Feb 25th, 2013 - Michael Aitken to replace Alex Frino as CEO of Capital Markets Co-operative Research Centre, David Skellern appointed chairman

  • Knight plans to sell debt brokerage unit to Stifel

    Feb 25th, 2013 - Knight will sell a unit that includes investment grade, high yield and asset-backed brokers in the US and Europe, Bloomberg said.

  • Six big questions for a Russian investment fund

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYAs part of its focus on Russia, Automated Trader spoke to Konstantin Khlebalin, head of the trading department at proprietary trading group Infina, about what kind of algorithmic trading his firm does.

  • The hammer, the sickle and the algo: Russia's unorthodox journey  to a thriving marketThe hammer, the sickle and the algo: Russia's unorthodox journey to a thriving market

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYRussian peasants performing calculations a couple of hundred years ago may have paved the way for the current boom in algorithmic trading in Russia.

  • NYSE Euronext names Luis Palha da Silva to board of  directorsNYSE Euronext names Luis Palha da Silva to board of directors

    Aug 07th, 2012 - NYSE Euronext appoints former Portuguese Secretary of State for Trade to board of directors

  • Can anyone take on the mighty NSE? India's patchwork of exchanges  looks to the futureCan anyone take on the mighty NSE? India's patchwork of exchanges looks to the future

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYHirander Misra, chairman of Forum Trading Solutions and director of a consultancy, takes a look at the prospects for any other exchange challenging the National Stock Exchange of India. Misra, a co-founder and chief operating officer of Chi-X Europe Ltd, knows all about the battle between newcomers and incumbents. Here he offers his perspective on where the rapidly changing Indian exchange landscape could end up.

  • India by the numbers: a guide to its marketsIndia by the numbers: a guide to its markets

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYThe world's most populous democracy with 1.2 billion people, India is used to doing things on a big scale. But a scan of some of the key numbers shows there is still plenty of room for more growth. Here are some statistics about the country and its markets.

  • Sub-second trading on the Subcontinent. Just how fast will algo  trading in India take off?Sub-second trading on the Subcontinent. Just how fast will algo trading in India take off?

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYLarge chunks of cash equities and derivatives trading in India are already algorithmic and the ingredients are in place for more rapid growth. Even the regulatory environment seems favourable. Mary-Ellen Barker spoke to players inside and outside of India to hear what's fuelling the trend and what they see in store.

  • Integrated AutomationIntegrated Automation

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYWhen discussing automated and algorithmic trading, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of only thinking in the context of established markets. In reality, many emerging market exchanges are already popular trading venues for Automated Trader’s readers, with BM&FBOVESPA being a case in point. Andy Webb, Automated Trader’s Founder, caught up with Marcio Castro, IT – Trading Systems Director at BM&FBOVESPA, in his São Paulo office to discuss the exchange’s perspective on auto/algo trading.  

  • Leapfrog economics?Leapfrog economics?

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYCanada’s adoption of automated trading has been sudden and fast, and the transformation isn’t over yet. Demand is “skyrocketing” for advanced trading solutions, and there’s fierce competition between established and new trading venues. Have Canada’s markets leapfrogged whole stages of evolution, and if so, what’s in it for the rest of us? William Essex went to find out.

  • Building a better autoBRICBuilding a better autoBRIC

    SUBSCRIBERS ONLYAutomated Trader spoke to a range of market participants in Brazil, to gauge the take-up of automated and algorithmic trading in the first of the BRIC economies.

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