Comment: Futures trading costs are rising

ETFs becoming lower-cost alternatives, says BlackRock’s Rachel Lord

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two businessmen jumping hurdles, illustration by Daniel Haskett ©Daniel Haskett
Low volatility, new rivals and onerous rules are taking their toll
The U.S. flag is arranged for a photograph in New York, U.S., on Thursday, May 26, 2011. The cost of insuring U.S. government debt against losses for one year with credit default swaps is rising while the price of protection over longer periods has fallen, as investors bet the standoff over raising the debt ceiling may drag into August. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Comment: Flawed US rules fragment swaps market, says CFTC Commissioner Giancarlo

LCH.Clearnet plans equity clearing fee cuts

Plans to cut charges at UK and French units

Consortium plans European stock venue

Plato Partnership aims to raise transparency and lower trading costs

EU toughens up research fee rules

Move to tackle conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency

Brokers back new boost to bond liquidity

Electronic credit trading venues aim to address market bottlenecks

ICE urges caution on derivatives reform

Sprecher warns proposals could hurt European market innovation


Dodd-Frank under fire in trading case

‘Spoofing’ law is vague, says lawyer for high-frequency trader

China plans first oil futures contract

Country aims to attract foreign investors and gain more pricing power

BGC to buy UK interdealer broker RP Martin

US group buys organisation at centre of Libor scandal

Matt Kenyon illustration
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Too big to resist: Wall Street’s comeback

There will be another crisis. No law can stop it, no regulator can foresee it