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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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

Ullink plans NYFIX revival following purchase from ICE

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French trading solutions and connectivity specialist Ullink has agreed to acquire NYFIX and Metabit from ICE Group, as part of a deal the international company says will give it brand recognition in the US and new opportunities in Asia.

Firms still struggling with SEFs for swaps trading says IPC survey

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Trading firms are still struggling with the Dodd-Frank requirement for certain swaps to be traded on registered Swap Execution Facilities. According to a survey conducted by trading communications vendor IPC Systems, 60% of survey respondents said the industry as a whole was behind on meeting the deadlines on SEF trading, though only 39% said their […]

EMIR trade reporting “untrustworthy, incomplete and flawed”

The European Commission's EMIR legislation has passed without a major hitch

Europe’s trade repositories have reported a largely smooth transition, following the deadline under EMIR on 12 February – but behind the scenes deep questions remain about the viability of the European Commission’s ambitious derivatives reform.

ICE reveals a design for Liffe

ICE plans to shift Liffe contracts to London-based ICE Futures Europe

IntercontinentalExchange has revealed further details of its plans for Liffe, following its acquisition of NYSE Euronext in November.

ICE acquires Singapore Mercantile Exchange and clearing house

ICE has now established a presence in Singapore (pictured) with its acquisition of SMX

IntercontinentalExchange is to acquire Singapore Mercantile Exchange, including the venue’s clearing house, in a deal that will give it a foothold in Asia for the first time. SMX offers futures for metals, currencies, energy and agricultural commodities.

NYSE Liffe puts London derivatives ambitions on ICE

ICE Clear Europe will now handle NYSE Liffe's London derivatives

ICE Clear Europe is to begin clearing for NYSE Liffe’s London derivatives market on 1 July, marking the end of NYSE’s migration from LCH Clearnet, and the beginning of ICE’s integration with NYSE Euronext, which it purchased in December for $8.2 billion.

ICE sets out “streamlined” OTC FX clearing service with Traiana

US exchange ICE says its deal with Traiana will provide efficient clearing for OTC FX instruments

Market participants will soon be able to benefit from simplified clearing of OTC FX contracts, following a deal between IntercontinentalExchange and post-trade services company Traiana.

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