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    Nasdaq earnings boosted by acquisitions

    Nasdaq OMX reported double-digit earnings and revenue growth for the second quarter in spite of low trading volumes as...

  2. July 22, 2014

    William O’Brien departs BATS with immediate effect

    BATS Global Markets, the second largest stock exchange in the US by volume, said its president, William O’Brien, was leaving...

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  1. July 8, 2014

    IEX bumps up planned fundraising to $75m

    IEX Group, the US equity trading venue that aims to level the playing field between high-frequency traders and traditional...

  2. June 17, 2014

    US senators push for curbs on flash traders

    US senators stepped up their scrutiny of high-frequency trading at a congressional hearing on Tuesday, raising pressure on...

  3. May 8, 2014

    ICE chief pledges to simplify stocks trading

    The new owner of the New York Stock Exchange has waded into the raging debate over high-frequency trading and promised to...

  4. January 30, 2014

    Investors to share $235m from BATS-Direct Edge merger

    Investors in BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge, which include Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, are set to share a payout...

  5. October 3, 2013

    ICE and NYSE Euronext go where other exchanges have struggled

    IntercontinentalExchange’s purchase of NYSE Euronext has moved one step closer after passing a key European regulatory...

  6. September 16, 2013

    Rival exchanges struggle for access to Brazil

    It is only a few hours since BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge announced a merger to create the second-largest US exchange...

  7. August 27, 2013

    Quick View: Exchange technology needs fresh approach

    Another August and the market is again fiercely debating its plumbing after another bout of glitches. In the past 10 days...

  8. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    MPs step up campaign for break-up of RBS: “MPs are stepping up their campaign for a break-up of Royal Bank of Scotland amid...

  9. August 26, 2013

    BATS/Direct Edge: simple logic

    Markets have become frighteningly complicated – multiple exchanges and trading platforms, dark pools, high-frequency trading...

  10. August 26, 2013

    BATS and Direct Edge merger creates second-largest US exchange

    US stock trading is set to be dominated by three companies after BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge agreed a merger that...

  11. August 25, 2013

    Nasdaq: reputation risk

    Nasdaq OMX boss Robert Greifeld said on Friday that his company’s systems work 99.99 per cent of the time. But when they do...

  12. August 23, 2013

    BATS and Direct Edge in exchange merger talks

    BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge, two stock exchanges that were formed less than a decade ago, are in late-stage talks...

  13. August 14, 2013

    Lehman offloads stake in BATS Global Markets

    Two private equity groups have snapped up the outstanding stake in BATS Global Markets held by the estate of Lehman...

  14. July 11, 2013

    Newedge’s US arm pays $9.5m fine

    The US arm of Newedge, the global broker co-owned by Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, agreed to pay $9.5m to settle...

  15. June 11, 2013

    Bovespa to test Core trade clearing system

    BM&FBovespa will next month begin testing of one of the world’s most advanced systems for clearing trades in a move the...

  16. June 4, 2013

    BlackRock plans cross-border European ETF

    BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, is leading an ambitious plan to create a single market for exchange traded...

  17. May 10, 2013

    HFT is not driving investors from the stock market

    For a long time, only a tiny group of folks like me cared about the structures through which investors’ orders to buy and...

  18. May 9, 2013

    BATS Europe given UK exchange status

    BATS Chi-X Europe has secured a full exchange status from UK regulators as Europe’s largest share trading platform steps up...

  19. April 16, 2013

    US exchanges call for new dark pool rules

    New rules must be adopted to repair the quality of US capital markets and stem the rise of share trading away from public...

  20. February 18, 2013

    Liquidnet aims to boost Europe trading

    Liquidnet, the US dark pools operator, is pushing to treble the amount of business it does with Europe’s largest fund...

  21. February 17, 2013

    Catching the electronic trading express

    Investment managers are being forced to adopt new strategies to navigate the marketplaces in which they buy and sell...

  22. February 13, 2013

    UK authorities consults on BATS licence

    UK anti-competition authorities have begun a formal consultation for the application by BATS Chi-X Europe to be recognised...

  23. February 8, 2013

    Comment: Competition best to rebuild trust

    Amid all the criticism of the fragmented US equity markets and the complexity that has driven away long-term investors, too...

  24. February 7, 2013

    Brazil approves ICE electronic platform

    Brazilian regulators have approved IntercontinentalExchange’s plans to create an electronic bond-trading platform in Brazil...

  25. January 25, 2013

    BATS revises down number of mispriced trades

    BATS Global Markets privately told clients on Friday that it miscalculated the number of trades its US exchange had...

  26. January 24, 2013

    Glitches spur US share trading debate

    With each technical glitch, the focus on share trading problems in the US grows stronger. The start of the new year has...

  27. January 10, 2013

    BATS chief defends testing processes

    Joe Ratterman, the chief executive of BATS Global Markets, defended the exchange’s testing processes in the wake of its...

  28. January 10, 2013

    BATS reveals multiyear pricing problem

    BATS Global Markets, the third-largest US stock exchange operator by volume, has alerted traders that its systems have...

  29. November 27, 2012

    BATS to borrow $300m for dividend payouts

    BATS Global Markets is looking to raise $300m of “junk”-rated debt to fund a payout to shareholders in its first attempt to...

  30. November 23, 2012

    Quick View: BATS’ pricing gamble

    Earlier this week BATS Global Markets changed its pricing for its two main platforms in Europe – BATS Europe and Chi-X...

  31. November 5, 2012

    NYSE eyes Brazil with new partner ATG

    NYSE Euronext has become the latest exchange operator to try to break into the fast-growing Brazilian market, teaming up...

  32. October 1, 2012

    Former Chi-X head plans new trading venue

    Former executives behind Europe’s largest alternative share trading venue are working on a rival start-up venture that aims...

  33. September 19, 2012

    SEC no match for high-tech traders

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is hopelessly outgunned in resources and technical savvy by the computerised traders...

  34. September 18, 2012

    Fed warns high-frequency trading firms

    Many high-frequency trading firms are taking shortcuts in their risk controls as they seek out faster ways to trade, a US...

  35. September 14, 2012

    NYSE fined $5m amid data release case

    NYSE Euronext agreed to pay $5m to settle allegations that it gave certain customers an advance look at trading information...

  36. September 9, 2012

    FSA ramps up technology to spot market abuse

    The UK financial regulator is to upgrade the technology it uses to monitor trading on its markets as it looks to crackdown...

  37. August 15, 2012

    BATS unveils retail order discount plan

    BATS Global Markets, the third-largest US stock exchange, has unveiled plans to offer discounts on retail orders in direct...

  38. August 5, 2012

    Traders urge action after Knight fiasco

    US regulators are coming under pressure to tighten standards for the complex computer systems that underpin trading after...

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