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The smart route for high volume trades

July 2, 2007

Forget speed of access to a single trading execution venue – coping with the volumes is becoming the biggest challenge for Europe’s traders, and their ability to exploit smart order routing technology will be key. 

Public speaking

July 2, 2007

Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, director-general of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, tells Nick Kochan of her mission to convince local businesses to float their firms publicly.

Breaking the mould

July 2, 2007

The securities lending market has grown up around bilateral dealing and sealed bids. Frances Maguire asks if a new electronic trading platform will convince the industry to change.

Struggle is on for control

July 2, 2007

The OTC derivatives business has long been the lucrative preserve of the investment banking community, but the large and increasingly powerful exchange groups have set their sights on capturing more of it. As the battle lines form, Natasha de Terán explores the contested terrain.

Open to foreign business

July 2, 2007

With or without a radical change of approach by the new president, France’s markets are surprisingly open to overseas companies.Geraldine Lambe reports.

MiFID spawns new execution venues

June 4, 2007

Investment firms preparing for MiFID are getting ready to seize the commercial advantages. Alternative trading and market data platforms are being created to challenge the supremacy of the established exchanges.

Regulation for harmony

June 4, 2007

Since 1999, the EU has been working on its plan for an integrated market system. MiFID, a key part of the Financial Services Action Plan, is another step in the right direction.

Russian banks ready to join the mainstream

May 7, 2007

The Russian banking sector is more closely resembling those of developed markets, as it focuses on building up profits from fee income. But banks face the thorny issue of how to obtain capital to sustain their remarkable growth. Brian Caplen reports.

Exchange builds regional reach

May 7, 2007

Bourse operator Hellenic Exchanges has cut trading fees on the Athens exchange and is developing links with other exchanges in the region in its bid for a competitive edge. By Kerin Hope.

A critical time for bonds

May 7, 2007

The European Commission is reviewing pre-trade and post-trade transparency in the bond market. Frances Maguire asks if the bond market’s self regulation could prevent mandatory transparency requirements, similar to the equities market.

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