Latest articles from Trading

Lehman Brothers in 2008

Market infrastructures gear up for new role

September 1, 2011

The introduction of mandatory clearing for over-the-counter derivatives will bring with it a widescale, and costly, post-trade infrastructural reorganisation and a host of new considerations for the industry.

Magnus Bocker

Asian exchanges up the pace of progress

September 1, 2011

Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange, looks at why the Asian market is so vibrant right now.

Atushi Saito

Japan still integral to Asian and global economic progression

September 1, 2011

Moves to establish economic communities in Asia are gathering pace. Atsushi Saito, president and CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, explains why Japan will be a leader in any such regionalisation.

Twitter predicts stock market

Can Twitter predict the stock market?

August 1, 2011

Research pointing to a link between Twitter users' emotional state and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has inspired Europe’s first social media-based hedge fund. But is such an indicator just too good to be true?

Brazil’s stock exchange plays catch up

June 30, 2011

Previously reliant on their own resources or bank loans to raise capital, companies in Brazil are now recognising the benefits of listing. But it will take a while before the country's stock exchange catches up with others around the world.

Gerhard Grund

Competition heats up for eastern Europe equity listings

June 1, 2011

The trend toward giant international stock exchanges highlights the value of listing on a more specialised market for companies in central and eastern Europe. Warsaw and Vienna are competing for that business.

Derailed by politics

Will exchange consolidation be derailed by politics?

June 1, 2011

As exchanges attempt to forge international relationships, local regulators, banks and politicians are voicing concerns about a loss of sovereignty and influence. Could opposition derail the deals?

Objections will ultimately only delay exchange consolidation

June 1, 2011

Protestations concerning nationalism, protectionism and anti-trust legislation could jeopardise plans to merge global stock exchanges, but are unlikely to stop deals in their tracks.

London Stock Exchange

Escaping equities: exchange consolidation and new asset classes

May 3, 2011

The recent frenzy of exchange mergers is rooted in tough market conditions for US and European equity exchanges, forcing them to move away from their bread and butter operations to new asset classes.

Nikolay Egorov, senior vice-president and member of Micex's executive board

The appeal of electronic trading for emerging markets

February 16, 2011

Appetite for algorithmic and high-frequency trading strategies is rocketing, and many exchanges are gearing up to attract this flow. But significant regional disparities and regulatory barriers may hinder development.

Most popular videos

Follow The Banker