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ICE backs out of London Stock Exchange bid

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New York Stock Exchange owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has confirmed it won’t make a bid for London Stock Exchange (LSE). In March, ICE had said it was considering making a rival bid for LSE – setting up a potential takeover battle with Deutsche Börse. That never happened as a few weeks later in March Deutsche […]

Myanmar: latest IT tenders, implementations and go-lives

Myanmar is busy with banking tech projects

KBZ Stirling Coleman (KBZSC) and AYA Trust go live with TCS Bancs, and Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) looks for a hardware provider for its new subsidiary in Myanmar. KBZSC and AYA Trust TCS Financial Solutions has completed the deployment of its TCS Bancs system to support securities trading and settlement at […]

Nasdaq launches new quality assurance platform, Nasdaq Validator

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Nasdaq has launched Nasdaq Validator to provide quality assurance (QA) for exchanges, clearing houses and central securities depositories (CSDs). Nasdaq Validator is an API-independent testing platform offering manual and automated test tools for the capital markets industry. It interfaces with Nasdaq’s matching, clearing and CSD systems, in addition to systems by other providers. It is […]

Deutsche Börse and LSE to merge

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Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange (LSE) have reached agreement on the terms of an all-share merger of “equals”. The deal follows recent speculation about the merger, and New York Stock Exchange owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), saying it may make a rival bid for LSE. The merger will create a Europe-based global markets infrastructure group […]

NYSE Group’s trading tech platform completes key rollout phase

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New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Group says Pillar, its integrated trading technology platform, completed a “key phase” in its rollout and is on track in the testing stage. Pillar will allow connection to all equities and options markets using a single specification, and NYSE Group says it has been “designed to reduce complexity”. It says […]

Korean stock exchange plans blockchain-powered platform

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Korea Exchange (KRX), the securities exchange operator in South Korea, plans to launch a platform powered by blockchain to liven up the off-board trading market. According to The Korean Times, KRX has started “preliminary steps” to introduce the new platform connecting sellers and buyers to trade securities directly. “Though many steps remain before the system’s […]

Japan Exchange Group overhauls clearing platform with Cinnober

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Japan Exchange Group (JPX) is building a real-time clearing solution for its listed derivatives market with the help of specialist provider Cinnober. Sweden-based Cinnober is providing JPX with its flagship Tradexpress clearing platform. JPX’s listed derivatives market is operated by the Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) and cleared by the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC). JPX […]

ICE pours cold water on Deutsche Börse and LSE merger bid

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New York Stock Exchange owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), says it may make a rival bid for London Stock Exchange (LSE) – setting up a potential takeover battle with Deutsche Börse. ICE says an approach on the LSE hasn’t been made yet, but the speculation lifted LSE shares to a record high today (1 March 2016). […]

Potential “merger of equals” between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange confirmed

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Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) have confirmed they are in “detailed” discussions about a potential “merger of equals” of the two businesses. The announcement saw shares in the LSE and Deutsche Börse rise 17% and 7% respectively. It is the third time they have tried to make a deal, the first attempt […]

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