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Asian exchanges resist shake-up

April 7, 2009

The global financial crisis has highlighted weaknesses in equity market structures. The markets must reform if they are to attract long-term institutional liquidity. Writer Michelle Price

For every cloud…

March 10, 2009

From prime brokerage to fixed income, the trading landscape is under siege. But some pockets are still making good money. Writer Michelle Price.

Down but not out for the count

February 2, 2009

Falling international equity markets have swept Africa’s capital markets along with them. But the world’s poorest continent will continue to improve the sophistication of its exchanges. Writer Stuart Theobald.

Clearing up

February 2, 2009

The AIG and Lehman debacles have convinced regulators globally that a central clearing counterparty is critical for the future of the credit default swaps market. But many market participants feel that the idea is flawed. Writer Michelle Price.

Trading giants: New kids on the block

January 5, 2009

As the new trading venues around Europe grab the headlines, little attention is being paid to the liquidity providers from the US lurking in the shadows that could make or break these fledgling operations. writer Michelle Price.

Picking over the Lehman carcass

December 1, 2008

Huge question marks hang over the future of Lehman Brothers’ clients’ assets as well as over the prime broker financing practice known as rehypothecation. Writer Michelle Price.

The future for foreign exchange

November 3, 2008

Having enjoyed a major boom in volumes over the past five years, the FX market needs to address its processing operations and cost model. Tony White, managing director at Wall Street Systems, discusses how these problems can be combatted. Writer Michelle Price.

The future of trading

November 3, 2008

This autumn’s shocking crash in the markets and failure of major banks has made pariahs of traders around the world. What does the future hold? By Michelle Price.

Cruising on the settlement highway

September 1, 2008

The EU’s introduction of T2S is designed to enable easy movement across jurisdictions and bring down costs.

MiFID slips into the dark

August 4, 2008

The implementation of MiFID has served to reduce transparency across the European market, causing confusion and uncertainty, writes Michelle Price.

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