SIX Securities Services unveils blockchain based bond issuing solution

In today's blockchain news: Digital Asset Holdings and SIX Securities Services

SIX Securities Services, Switzerland’s post-trade market infrastructure says it has developed – “and intends to deploy” – a new bond issuing solution based on the distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Citi and Deutsche Bank join open-standard bond network, Neptune

More banks join Neptune bond network

Citi and Deutsche Bank have joined Neptune Networks, an open-standard network for bond pre-trade real-time AXE indications. The have also taken stakes in the venture and joined its board.

SIX Swiss Exchange prepares to launch corporate bonds platform

Christian Katz SIX Swiss Exchange

SIX Swiss Exchange is to launch a new trading platform for corporate bonds, which it says will provide a better way of trading large blocks of less liquid issues. The new platform is due to launch in the first half of 2015.

Nasdaq OMX Treasuries dark pool will revitalise bond trading

Chuang: fixed income is the least regulated asset class in capital markets today

Electronic fixed income trading, one of the last major asset classes traded by humans, could take a big step forward when a new Nasdaq OMX dark pool trading venue goes live next year.

Battle of the bonds begins as Clearstream targets Russian OFZs

Clearstream and Euroclear will do battle in Moscow for a slice of the $100 billion Russian OFZ bond market

German clearing and settlement business Clearstream has opened a new link to Russia’s CSD, the National Settlement Depository, that should allow customers based in the west to trade and settle Russian OFZ treasury bonds more easily.

Philippine bond market adopts Nasdaq OMX surveillance

PDEx will monitor Philippine fixed income activity using Nasdaq OMX technology

The Philippine Dealing and Exchange has chosen a system to monitor its fixed income markets and make sure that any market abuse is swiftly discovered and dealt with.

Euroclear Bank opens up Russian bond market

Russians bonds can now be settled via Euroclear Bank

Euroclear Bank has begun clearing and settlement for Russian ruble-denominated OFZ government bonds – a market worth US$100 billion, according to figures provided by Baring Asset Management.

NYSE Liffe expands futures clearing on Bclear

NYSE Liffe, the European derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, is planning to start clearing futures through its Bclear trade confirmation, admin and clearing service.

European bond markets hit by uncertainty – Celent

European bond markets have seen average daily volumes fall since 2009, according to Celent research

High market uncertainty is slowing down trading activity and preventing modernisation in Europe’s secondary bond markets, according to research by analyst firm Celent.