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Nasdaq fuels new trading system in Poland

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Towarowa Gielda Energii (TGE – Polish Power Exchange) has launched a new trading system provided by Nasdaq. Nasdaq has partnered with TGE since 2008 and the new technology allows TGE to expand future activities, including adding commodity and derivative instruments to its business offering. The trading platform features multi-market model support, a range of order […]

R3 powers Japan’s blockchain derivatives prototype

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R3 and four Japanese financial institutions (FIs) have joined forces to use blockchain in a derivatives prototype test. Nomura, Daiwa Securities Group, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and R3 have tested a prototype developed using Corda, R3’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform based on blockchain, to streamline International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement […]

Euronext to acquire FastMatch for FX sake

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Pan-European exchange Euronext will acquire about 90% of FastMatch for $153 million as part of its expansion plans in the $5.1 trillion daily foreign exchange (FX) market. FastMatch’s management will retain about 10% interest, with minority rights. Closing is subject to regulatory and anti-trust approvals, and is expected to occur in Q3 2017. Stéphane Boujnah, […]

Nasdaq revamps Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing tech

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has chosen Nasdaq to upgrade the technological infrastructure of Hong Kong’s main derivatives market, including trading, clearing and real-time risk management technologies. The agreement also extends the existing relationship for an additional five years. HKEX and Nasdaq have been technology partners since 1994. Under the new agreement, Nasdaq will […]

ZrCoin crowdfunds first ever commodities option on blockchain

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A new initiative will hold an initial coin offering (ICO) for the production of an industrial material using green technologies – creating the “first” commodity-backed cryptographic token in the process. Called ZrCoin, this will be a derivative – and with the option to buy an equivalent amount of synthetic Zirconium Dioxide (ZrO2). The latter may […]

DTCC selects IBM, Axoni and R3 to develop blockchain for derivatives

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The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has chosen IBM, in partnership with Axoni and R3, to provide a blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework to drive improvements in derivatives post-trade lifecycle events. The firms will work on DTCC’s Trade Information Warehouse (TIW), building a derivatives distributed ledger solution for post-trade processing. The TIW service currently […]

BNP Paribas picks Fidessa’s derivatives trading platform

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BNP Paribas has selected Fidessa’s derivatives trading platform to underpin the bank’s futures and options agency trading business. The platform will support the workflow requirements across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. It will also provide BNP Paribas with a suite of specialised derivatives algorithms, including benchmark algos and advanced synthetic order types to normalise trading […]

Tokyo Commodity Exchange goes live on Nasdaq trading tech

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Tokyo Commodity Exchange (Tocom) has gone live on its new trading system – powered by Nasdaq’s Genium INET technology, as well as Nasdaq pre-trade risk and smarts market surveillance solutions.

UK competition watchdog cools ICE’s Trayport acquisition

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The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it has “provisionally” found Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) acquisition of Trayport may give rise to competition concerns. ICE is the largest operator of exchanges and clearing houses in the trading of European utilities. It has its own proprietary software which allows trading of energy commodity and utility derivatives […]

Trading Technologies launches new platform in Australian Liquidity Centre

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The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) says Trading Technologies International (TT) has launched its new trading platform in the Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC). David Raper, executive general manager trading services at ASX, says TT’s new platform will provide the community with an “innovative means” to access derivatives products on the Australian market. Customers of TT will […]

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