Latest Forex News

CFH Clearing offers MT5 Trading platform to clients

CFH Clearing has added MT5 to its trading platform portfolio. This latest addition maps onto its strategy of offering flexibility and choice to clients, with access to the very latest technology. ...show more

Solid FX expands to Tokyo

After years of success in Europe and the USA, Solid FX is pleased to announce it will expand its presence to Tokyo. At the start of 2018, Solid will launch a new hub in the Equinix TY3 data center. Just like our existing hubs in LD4 and NY5, the new hub will run the state of the art, in-house developed Solid FX matching engine. Solid has received many requests from clients to offer its specific liquidity on the Asian market. Soon, clients will be able to connect to the TY3 hub - directly through the FIX API or via reliable third party infrastructure providers - and enjoy the quality and service Solid FX is known for. ...show more

TNS launches new managed service

Brokers, buy-side organizations and vendors wishing to locate in Frankfurt’s FR2 data center are being given a strategic advantage with a new Managed Hosting, Co-Location and Connectivity Service from Transaction Network Services (TNS)....show more

PrimeXM announces new website launch

PrimeXM has announced the launch of its newly revamped website. The site includes extensive information to help customers understand PrimeXM’s complete range of technology solutions. ...show more

Dukascopy Bank releases JForex Web 3 platform on demo

Dukascopy Bank has announced the release of the next generation of its web platform – JForex Web 3 with higher performance, improved user experience and no Java requirements....show more

Crystal Ho Bolsters Sales Team at IS Prime Hong Kong

Crystal Ho has joined IS Prime Hong Kong as Vice President Sales, North Asia.  Crystal is a qualified Responsible Officer (RO) and will also play a key role in helping IS Prime Hong Kong with its SFC regulatory application....show more

Gold-i extends access to Visual Edge

Gold-i has released an API to allow seamless integration between its multi-asset risk management and business intelligence tool, Visual Edge and other trading platforms. Up until now, Gold-i Visual Edge has been integrated exclusively with MT4. ...show more

IHS Markit launches Collateral Manager

IHS Markit has announced the launch of Collateral Manager, an end-to-end solution for calculating margin, settling margin calls and managing margin disputes. New regulation requires the mandatory exchange of variation and initial margin for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives transactions. ...show more

Invast adds Lucid Markets to PurePrime™

Invast Global has announced a new partnership with Lucid Markets. Clients of the Invast Global multi-asset prime services facility, PurePrimee™, will now have access to unique proprietary FX pricing from the market making firm. ...show more

IS Risk Analytics launches PredatorWatch

IS Risk Analytics (ISRA) has launched a new service called PredatorWatch to help brokers to identify toxic clients before or shortly after they trade....show more

Northern Trust launches FX Algo suite

Northern Trust has announced the launch of a suite of sophisticated foreign exchange client execution algorithms that will allow clients to manage their FX exposure with an enhanced level of control and transparency. ...show more

eToro launches Crypto-currency CopyFund

eToro, the global trading and investing social network has announced the launch of a new cryptocurrencies investment CopyFund which will invest in the two largest cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and Ethereum. ...show more

FXecosystem celebrates seven years of success

FXecosystem is celebrating seven years in business, providing leading connectivity solutions underpinned by a high level of support to a wider audience....show more

Sucden Financial launches OTC FX options service

Sucden Financial has launched a new OTC FX options service which provides users with the ability to price their own option structures online and benchmark those prices against independent data for greater transparency. ...show more

Matt DellaRocca joins LMAX Exchange

LMAX Exchange has appointed Matt DellaRocca to the newly created position of Liquidity Manager for the Americas....show more

Kalahari launches new FX Futures and Rates service

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PLUGIT makes their brokerage solutions MT5 compatible

After the successful release of their MetaTrader 5 MAMM solution, the PLUGIT Apps integrator company has decided to extend their portfolio of products for brokers already using the new-generation platform. ...show more

OTC Exchange Network joins FIX

OTC Exchange Network is now a member of the FIX Trading Community. CEO Rosario M. Ingargiola, has also been named to the Digital Currency & Blockchain Working Group.  OTCXN’s blockchain-based peer-to-peer electronic trading network democratizes access to wholesale markets starting with OTC Spot FX.  ...show more

JFD Brokers launches new franchise program

Leading forex and CFDs brokerage JFD Brokers has announced the launch of a new franchise program, where partners can benefit exclusively from JFD’s global brand name, building their own regional office while simultaneously empowering their business....show more

Solid growth in full amount trading

Solid Investing is one of the select few non-bank liquidity providers offering full amount trading. Over the past couple of months they have seen a strong increase in demand for this trading method....show more

TNS launches encryption service

Traders are being given enhanced security measures thanks to the introduction of a new encryption solution from Transaction Network Services (TNS). ...show more

State Street FX trading platforms to operate as MTFs

State Street Corporation has received approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate its FX Connect and Currenex platforms as multi-lateral trading facilities (MTFs) for foreign exchange within the jurisdiction of MiFID II. ...show more

FXSpotStream continues expansion in APAC

In 2016 FXSpotStream opened a Tokyo office to serve the growing demand for electronic FX trading in the region. The office is now staffed by a team of 4 as the business continues to grow its footprint in Asia Pacific...show more

Avelacom chooses AT TOKYO

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Cobalt announces expansion milestones

Cobalt, the FX post-trade processing network based on distributed ledger technology has announced that Citadel Securities and XTX Markets have signed up as Cobalt launch participants....show more

NEX Data creates FX margin ratios for FFAJ

NEX Data has announced  that it has been mandated by the Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ) to create foreign exchange (FX) margin ratios for 170 currency pairs....show more

SWIFT expands FX Performance Insights offering

SWIFT has now extended their Business Intelligence FX Performance Insights offering beyond G16 broker-dealers to provide this service to the wider financial community. Market data within FX Performance Insights reports is derived from SWIFT messaging that supports the legal confirmation process for global FX markets. ...show more

Pragma adds NDFs to algo trading platform

Pragma, a multi-asset quantitative trading technology provider, has expanded its algorithmic (algo) trading platform, Pragma360, to include non-deliverable forwards (NDFs). NDFs are a key instrument for traders looking to access emerging market currencies....show more

FX Global Code released

A global code of conduct for the wholesale foreign exchange (FX) market has been released in London. The FX Global Code establishes a common set of guidelines for good practice in the FX market, a vital part of the global financial system with turnover of more than $5 trillion a day. The guidelines, developed by the central bank Foreign Exchange Working Group (FXWG) in partnership with a private sector Market Participants Group, aim for a robust, fair, liquid, open, and appropriately transparent global FX marketplace. Their release completes a two-year effort by the FXWG, working under the auspices of the Markets Committee of the Bank for International Settlements. ...show more

Plugit Apps makes their brokerage solutions MetaTrader 5 compatible

After the successful release of the MetaTrader 5 MAMM solution, the Plugit Apps integrator company decided to extend their portfolio of products for brokers already using the new-generation platform. ...show more

Broadway CEO Tyler Moeller and CTO Joshua Walsky named among Trading Tech 40

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FlexTrade wins best FX Trading Platform Technology award

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Invast Global named Best Specialist Prime Broker at the 2017 HedgeWeek Global Awards

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OTC Exchange Network appoints Drew Rasmussen as CTO

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Chauncey Boreham joins CFH Clearing

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Sucden Financial to enhance non-bank FX PB service

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FXecosystem offers speedy set up of Virtual Private Servers

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Stater Global Markets announces technology partnerships and new products

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IS Prime launches Index Swaps

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Gold-i launches MAM Pro for MT5

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Colt to launch high-bandwidth services in Hong Kong

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360T launches ECN

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Swissquote introduces VR trading app

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Seabury Global Markets selected by BYFX

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New integration of the InterTrader service by PFSOFT

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Bloomberg launches Canadian FX benchmark rates

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GTX launches London, Tokyo Matching Engines

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Blockchain News

OTC Exchange Network joins the FIX Trading Community

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and infrastructure provider utilizing blockchain technologies, is now a member of the FIX Trading Community.  CEO Rosario M. Ingargiola has also been named to the Digital Currency & Blockchain Working Group. ...show more

JFD Brokers offers new trading product:Bitcoin

Leading forex and CFDs brokerage JFD Brokers has launched a new trading product, offering clients the opportunity to capitalise on the recent Bitcoin trend, while benefiting from the brokerage’s excellent trading conditions....show more

OTC Exchange Network joins the Chamber of Digital Commerce

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and infrastructure provider utilizing blockchain technologies, is now a member of the world’s leading trade association representing the blockchain industry. ...show more

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