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Capital market considerations

May 5, 2008

There are many factors to consider when evaluating which approach to take to establish or enhance market infrastructure. David Myers considers the role of the capital markets in determining strategy.

Healthy competition

May 5, 2008

Regulators and users alike are working to break down the barriers between world exchanges in a fight to open up the market and reduce costs, writes Frances Maguire.

A new breed of exchange

May 5, 2008

The recent evolution of the world’s exchanges is a story of dynamic transformation. Until the 1980s, exchanges would, in their essentials, have been recognisable to a merchant who was trading in the 14th century – the time of their inception.

Crunch time for data centres

May 5, 2008

The amount of data that financial institutions need to store is constantly increasing, with knock-on effects on data centre capacity, energy use and running costs. Michelle Price reports.

Competitive clearing

May 5, 2008

Competition and consolidation among exchanges, on both sides of the Atlantic, is reshaping the clearing models for exchange-traded derivatives, reports Frances Maguire.

Risk roles change in crisis fallout

May 5, 2008

The credit crunch has exposed flaws in the way that hedge funds transact with their prime brokers. Michelle Price reports on how the relationship will change going forward.

The necessity of continuity

April 7, 2008

The vulnerability of time-critical trading operations has been highlighted by recent infrastructure failures in the London and Tokyo stock exchanges. Michelle Price examines how key players are battling to ensure their business runs smoothly in unusual circumstances.

Warsaw vies with AIM for foreign IPO business

March 4, 2008

Poland’s thriving stock exchange is attracting eastern European companies seeking lower costs. Ben Aris reports.

Belgium stands out in syndication style

March 4, 2008

Edward Russell-Walling reports on how Belgium kept its nerve despite increasing market instability.

If you can’t beat them, join them

February 4, 2008

Ruth Emery assesses the likelihood of a merger between the Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges.

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