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BNP Paribas selects SmartStream’s fees and expense management solution

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The derivatives execution and clearing (DEC) business of BNP Paribas has implemented SmartStream Technologies transaction lifecycle management (TLM) Fees and Expense Management (FEMS) solution.

LCH SwapAgent opts for Murex capital markets platform

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LCH SwapAgent has selected Murex’s MX.3 capital markets platform for trade processing, valuation, margining and member reporting. LCH SwapAgent was launched last year by LCH, a central counterparty clearing house, as a new centralised service for the non-cleared derivatives market. In this latest deal with Murex, LCH SwapAgent “aims to improve efficiencies” in the bilateral […]

UAE gives all clear for unified clearing house

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A unified clearing house could be on its way to the UAE, with a trio of organisations making noise that they’re working together to make it happen. The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), and its parent company, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre […]

Azerbaijan adopts Bloomberg auction platform for FX

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The Central Bank of Azerbaijan has chosen to conduct its auctions for foreign exchange (FX) instruments and deposits through Bloomberg’s auction platform. The platform manages primary market operations, and has been recently extended to include FX instruments (spot and outright) and deposits, in addition to its pre-existing suite of fixed income and repo products. Ali […]

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 […]

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