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GTX to launch ECN Matching Engine in Tokyo

e-FOREX talks with GTX CEO Vincent Sangiovanni about the planned launch of a new ECN Matching Engine in the key Equinix TY3 data center in Tokyo....show more

Bloomberg launches NDF executable streaming on FXGO

Bloomberg has announced the release of its executable streaming for non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) on FXGO, its global foreign exchange trading platform. ...show more

FastMatch offers algorithms and TCA

FastMatch, Inc. has announced that its proprietary algorithmic and transaction cost analysis (TCA) services will be available to all subscribers. ...show more

GAIN Capital launches ForeignExchange.com

GAIN Capital Holdings Inc.has announced the Beta launch of ForeignExchange.com, its new international money transfer service, in the UK market....show more

CFH Group acquired by Playtech Plc

CFH Group has been acquired by Playtech for up to 120m USD over three years....show more

FXecosystem announces regional HQ in Singapore

FXecosystem has expanded in Asia, with the opening of its regional headquarters in Singapore and a Point of Presence (POP) in the prestigious SG1 and HK1 Equinix datacentres in Singapore and Hong Kong. ...show more

Stater Global Markets appoints team to spearhead growth

Stater Global Markets, the London-based Prime of Prime brokerage founded by Ramy Soliman, has appointed an experienced team to help the organisation achieve its ambitious global growth plans. ...show more

Solid FX enhances algorithmic solutions suite

Last year, Solid FX has expanded its team significantly to raise the bar of its proprietary ECN even further....show more

ThinkLiquidity introduces Transaction Scoring System

ThinkLiquidity has announced the launch of a transaction scoring system featured in its new web application QuantView....show more

SBI Liquidity Market grows its smartTrade implementation

smartTrade Technologies has announced that SBI Liquidity Market, a leading Japanese FX infrastructure solution and liquidity provider has complemented its FX platform based upon smartTrade’s LiquidityFX, with smartTrade’s pricing and distribution modules. ...show more

Portware Releases V6.4 of the Thinking Multi-Asset EMS

Portware has announced upgrades to its execution management system (EMS), Portware Enterprise....show more

Beeks partners with Nissan Securities

Beeks Financial Cloud Ltd has launched a strategic partnership with Nissan Securities to help extend connectivity capabilities to Nissan’s customers....show more

Gold-i launches MT5 Gateway

Gold-i has launched its MT5 Gateway, providing brokers using MetaTrader 5 with all the benefits and functionality of Gold-i’s award-winning MT4 Bridge....show more

Thomson Reuters partners with BestX

Thomson Reuters is working with FX analytics specialist BestX to enable buy-side participants using Thomson Reuters FXall and FX Trading...show more

Edgewater Markets launches Matching Engine in Mexico

Edgewater Markets has announced the launch of a local matching engine in Mexico City. ...show more

XTX Markets partners with Invast Global

Invast Global and leading non-bank market maker, XTX Markets, have announced a partnership whereby Invast Global clients will now be able to access XTX Markets’ liquidity via the Invast Global multi-asset prime services facility, PurePrime....show more

CLS upgrades settlement members to new MI channel

CLS Group has completed ts project to upgrade its settlement members to a new member gateway and market infrastructure (MI) channel. ...show more

FXSpotStream business expansion accelerates

FXSpotStream continues its rapid growth having had a record trading day on November 9th where volume exceeded USD49bn, 54% higher than their prior record trading day...show more

ICBC Singapore adopts Thomson Reuters Electronic Trading

ICBC Singapore Branch has adopted Thomson Reuters FX e-commerce solution Electronic Trading to strengthen its presence in the foreign exchange market. ...show more

efx.com Securities partners with CFH Clearing

efx.com Securities Co., Ltd. (efx.com), one of Japan’s prestigious retail brokers, has partnered with CFH Clearing to offer ClearWeb, NetStation and NetDania Mobile to clients.   The rapidly growing brokerage has customised the front-end trading solutions and re-branded the platforms ‘ClearStation’. The platforms, which include Japanese translations, go live this month.  ...show more

Colt announces Ecosystem for MiFID II Compliance

Colt has announced that Colt PrizmNet financial extranet is enabling connectivity to a cloud-based ecosystem of MiFID II compliant solutions. Current partners include TraderServe for algorithm testing, Aquis Exchange for best execution, and TRADEcho for trade reporting. ...show more

360T partners with BELLIN

360T now offers a fully integrated trade confirmation solution in partnership with BELLIN, a global leader in providing web-based treasury software and services. The solution enables corporate treasuries and banks to automate the exchange and management of deal confirmations for their FX and money market deals seamlessly via 360T’s TEX trading platform....show more

Quod Financial releases AFX Platform

Quod Financial has released its Adaptive Foreign Exchange (AFX) Platform, a foreign exchange trading and liquidity management solution for buyside and sell-side firms....show more

Banca Akros selects Itiviti’s FIX solutions

Itiviti has announced that Banca Akros has selected an Itiviti FIX Infrastructure solution to improve efficiency, onboarding and operational service quality for its clients...show more

Beeks Financial Cloud releases Platinum Tier class

Beeks Financial Cloud has announced that its “Platinum Tier” – a new server class with significantly increased computing power – is now available for Beeks Financial Cloud clients. The new Platinum Tier server class offers clients customizable dedicated server solutions...show more

SimCorp enhances partnership with FX Connect

SimCorp has announced that it has enhanced its partnership with FX Connect® to provide SimCorp Dimension® users with full foreign exchange netting capabilities. SimCorp leverages FX Connect’s cross-currency netting capabilities to enable its clients to seamlessly block, net and subsequently compress arge, multi-currency, multi-value date blotters. FX Connect also provides a full suite of flexible execution options tailored to the asset management community. ...show more

Russell extends RFX Network accessibility

Russell Investments has announced that Russell FX Network (RFX Network) is now accessible to clients via Eze Software Group’s order management system (Eze OMS), expanding RFX Network’s real-time connectivity to the global financial community. ...show more

Kantox launches Dynamic Hedging

Kantox has launched Dynamic Hedging, a product that allows companies to fully automate the management of their multi-currency operations. ...show more

Further growth in Asia for CFH Clearing

CFH Clearing has experienced considerable growth in Asia since establishing a local presence to provide clients with enhanced multi-asset technology and low-latency execution services for institutional clients and partners. ...show more

ayondo launches new website

Financial technology group ayondo has relaunched its website, with a fresh design and added features aimed at further improving the trading experience for its clients....show more

FXCM launches Forex Market Depth Indicator

FXCM Inc. has announced the launch of the Forex Market Depth Indicator exclusively for its flagship Trading Station platform....show more

Avelacom launches new PoP in DataSpace data center

Avelacom, a global network operator, has established a new point of presence (PoP) in DataSpace facilities to be in close proximity to Moscow Exchange (MoEx) and to optimize its customers’ access to the exchange’s electronic systems....show more

FXTM updates to latest MT5 platform

Forex broker FXTM has become one of the first to launch the long-awaited MT5 trading platform with the option of hedging. The position accounting system will enable traders to perform oppositelydirected deals on a single symbol on real accounts in the fifth generation platform. ...show more

adblue launches Trader Keyboard

adblue has launched its special Trader Keyboard which caters to manual traders who want faster execution and better control while leveraging their human edge. With an intuitive interface and connectivity to the industry’s most popular trading platform, MT4, the Adblue Trader Keyboard is easy to use and configurable to different trading styles. ...show more

TraderTools boosts native Ruble on network

TraderTools Inc. has announced that additional native Ruble liquidity is now available on its Unique Liquidity Network. This Ruble liquidity is in addition to emerging markets liquidity available from a network of local market making banks in Eastern European, Turkey, Scandinavia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia streaming prices on the TraderTools Unique Liquidity Network....show more

Gold-i launches Scalper Watch

Gold-i has launched a product to help MT4 brokers to detect unwanted scalpers and protect their profits. Gold-i Scalper Watch, fully integrated with MT4, is simple to use and quick to install, without requiring any additional servers. ...show more

Ramy Soliman appointed CEO of Stater Global Markets

Ramy Soliman has been appointed CEO of new London headquartered Prime of Prime Brokerage, Stater Global Markets. ...show more

ENSO and EBS Treasury partner

ENSO Financial Analytics (ENSO), a leading portfolio finance and treasury solution for hedge funds, has partnered with EBS Treasury, the ICAP owned and established Money Market Fund (MMF) platform for the corporate community, to provide cash and collateral movement workflows to ENSO clients. ...show more

Blockchain News

OTC Exchange Network appoints Drew Rasmussen as CTO

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and technology provider focused on using Blockchain technologies to solve the biggest problems in the largest markets in the world, has announced that it has appointed Drew Rasmussen as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company. ...show more

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance adds OTC Exchange Network as corporate member

The Wall Street BlockchainAlliance (WSBA), has announced that OTC Exchange Network (OTCXN) has joined the organization as a corporate member. OTCXN is utilizing blockchain technologies and smart contracts for its peer-­‐to-­‐peer trading network, which will launch initially for the global foreign exchange market. ...show more

South Korea’s startup blockchain

News just in from the Korean Stock Exchange, which has launched the Korean Startup Market (KSM) to enable OTC trading in the equity shares of startup companies. The aim is to support the funding of “promising” startups, and to facilitate M&A activity. ...show more

Mobile BTC/INR trading in India

Bangalore-based Unocoin has launched a mobile app, for both iOS and Android devices, that gives customers 24/7 access to real-time Bitcoin market prices and instantaneous trading....show more

Bitcoin in Japan – it’s an insured thing

Tokyo-based Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is planning an insurance policy to protect Bitcoin exchanges and their customers. Coverage from 10 million to 1 billion yen will be offered against losses due to cyberattacks and other unauthorized access, as well as “mistakes and impropriety by employees”....show more

Going Deutsche on new technologies

Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse have announced a joint “conceptual study” into the viability of blockchain technology for financial transactions. First stage in the study was the development of a functional prototype for the blockchain technology-based settlement of securities. ...show more

Belfast

Egalitarian internet innovator Rakuten, which is based in Tokyo, Japan, has just opened the Rakuten Blockchain Lab (RBL) – in Belfast, UK. Why? Stephen McNamara, chief technology offi cer, RBL, says: “There is a very strong engineering community here in Belfast and the lab will contribute to and benefit from the ferment of creative energy that exists here....show more

Vanuatu

Lykke, the Swiss start-up engaged in building a blockchain-based FX/asset marketplace (see eForex January 2016), has been granted a broker licence, its fi rst, by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission. ...show more

Buenos Aires

Smart-contract platform RSK has brought together a number of Bitcoin exchanges and companies in support of the RSK Federation, which aims “to run smart contracts secured by the Bitcoin network”. ...show more

United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council GBC, formed in February this year, has announced seven pilot projects. These include Operation Kimberly, which aims to modernise the verification process for diamond trading, thus combating the trade in blood diamonds, and the Trade Flow project, which “looks to provide digital transaction services using the blockchain, as well as reducing costs, increasing security and providing superfast services to users”....show more

Singapore

Increased complexity in Singapore’s payments infrastructure, alongside some regulatory overlap, has prompted the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to propose a new regulatory framework for payment providers. ...show more

Tokyo

SBI Ripple Asia has announced the formation of a consortium of 15 Japanese banks that will network together to use Ripple’s technology for payments and settlement. The consortium’s new payments platform will “enable round the-clock settlement at a significant savings to both banks and consumers”. ...show more