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Australian Securities Exchange hooks up to NYSE Technologies SFTI

Australia's ASX has connected to NYSE Technologies' SFTI

The Australian Securities Exchange has connected to NYSE Technologies’ secure financial transaction infrastructure network, creating a new link between the Australian market and the outside world.

Japan gears up for OTC derivatives clearing in 2014

One in five financial services in Japan is already prepared for OTC derivatives clearing

Financial services firms in Japan are taking early steps to prepare for new rules on OTC derivatives, according to a new survey carried out by fintech company Calypso in Tokyo.

New rules for dark trading and HFT in Australia

Australia's ASIC has introduced new tougher rules for HFT and dark pools

Australia’s Securities and Investments Commission has set out a series of final rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading, which it says will promise a more stable market.

ECS powers Bangladeshi AB Bank ATM expansion


Bangladeshi bank AB Bank has chosen ElectraCard Services to run its ATM network and process credit and debit cards, as the bank ramps up its drive to increase financial inclusion in the country.

Union Bank of Taiwan adopts Calastone funds tools

Union Bank of Taiwan will use Calastone to automate its fund management

Union Bank of Taiwan has signed up with global fund transaction network Calastone to automate its offshore fund transactions through the new Taiwan Depository and Clearing Corporation fund service.

Bank of Korea embraces Calypso STP technology

Seoul-based Bank of Korea will use Calypso technology to link its front, middle and back office systems

The Bank of Korea has installed a new system from technology company Calypso that will help it better manage the country’s sovereign reserve.

AmBank Malaysia turns on Murex risk tools

Kuala Lumpur-based AmBank will use Murex tools to manage risk

Malaysia’s AmBank has installed a risk management tool from Murex, which it says will help the bank to meet regulatory and reporting requirements as well as improve its internal oversight.

CLSA is first Asian broker to adopt Swift’s Global ETC service


Hong Kong-based CLSA has gone live on Swift’s Global Electronic Trade Confirmation solution for the automation of allocation and confirmation processes, becoming the first Asian broker to adopt the service.

Thomson Reuters launches Elektron services in China and Australia

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Thomson Reuters has rolled out its Elektron managed data services in China and Australia. The service will be deployed in co-location with the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney as well as through a data centre in Shanghai.

Swift Innotribe names Singapore startup challenge finalists

The five finalists from Singapore will compete head to head against finalists from New York and London at Sibos Dubai in September

Swift’s innovation-focused spin-off Innotribe has announced the five Singapore finalists for its global startup challenge, which aims to help innovative new companies in financial services to develop their ideas and transform them into working businesses.