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Top fintech stories this week – 9 June 2017

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Temenos expansion plans turn to China and Japan

Martin Frick, Temenos

Temenos is looking to conquer the core banking software markets of China and Japan.

Monex implements new processing solution from Broadridge

Monex gears up for market changes with Broadridge

Monex, one of Japan’s largest online trading brokers, is deploying a new platform for its domestic equity and investment trust processing business. The supplier is Broadridge Financial Solutions. Broadridge’s offering is JASDEC (Japan Securities Depository Centre, Inc) Processing Solution. Oki Matsumoto, CEO of Monex, says the new platform “will enable us to further improve our […]

Robots to rule as Mizuho Bank modernises with IBM Research platform

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Mizuho Bank plans to use a new robotics platform developed by IBM Research-Tokyo for the bank’s customer service-oriented robots. IBM says its researchers are developing new technologies that will “benefit” Mizuho’s Robotics platform by tapping into Watson’s (IBM’s cognitive technology) language and other capabilities to provide a “smoother human/robot interaction and to enable collaboration between […]

Japan’s FSA sets ambitious growth targets as ‘Abenomics’ pursues renewed mandate

Atsushi Saito, JPX:

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has ambitious plans to more than double the proportion of foreign investors in Tokyo’s securities market by 2020. The plans are part of a wider shift linked to ‘Abenomics’, the government push to revitalise Japan’s economy.

Japan Exchange in derivatives deal with Nasdaq

Aizawa Securities will use Fidessa's algo tools

Japan Exchange Group is planning to introduce a new derivatives trading system for its derivatives-focused subsidiary the Osaka Exchange, using technology provided by Nasdaq.

JSCC rolls out Calypso collateral management system

Japan is a lucrative market for mobile payment solutions, according to Celent

The Japan Securities Clearing Corporation has gone live on a new system for client clearing of Japanese yen-denominated interest rate swaps and collateral management.

Japan’s TSE offers latency management tools to users

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The Tokyo Stock Exchange has begun offering latency performance management as a service to users of its Arrownet network, which the exchange says will help market participants gain deeper insights into the quality of their trading and market data communications between the TSE and their own systems.

Etrali rolls out mobile voice recording to Japanese market

Etrali has launched mobile recording services in Japan

Etrali Trading Solutions has rolled out its mobile voice recording service in Japan, allowing financial institutions to meet FSA regulations in the country. Etrali’s solution is SIM-based, and is already being used in Europe and the US.

Aizawa Securities fuels expansion plans with Fidessa algos

Aizawa Securities will use Fidessa's algo tools

Japan’s Aizawa Securities has chosen vendor Fidessa as its new proprietary and wholesale agency trading system, as the Japanese firm prepares to revamp its algo trading against the backdrop of last year’s Japan Exchange Group merger and the upcoming integration of the derivatives market in two months’ time.

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