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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Brazil Capital Markets 2012

    There are high hopes that the government’s strategic response will give the country’s ...
  2. Exchanges, Clearing and Transaction Services 2013

    Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this special report looks at how mar...
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  1. January 15, 2014

    A SIP that turned bitter

    Five months on from a crippling technical breakdown that brought trading on Nasdaq to a three-hour halt, the piece of market...

  2. 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...

  3. September 23, 2013

    Fixnetix secures fundraising for growth

    Fixnetix, a trading technology company, has completed a major fundraising that will fuel the UK group’s plans to sell its...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. August 26, 2013

    BATS/Direct Edge: simple logic

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

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. February 7, 2013

    Brazil approves ICE electronic platform

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

  14. 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...

  15. January 24, 2013

    Six steps to restore investor confidence

    These are not easy times for nervous equity investors. The May 2010 Flash Crash, the Facebook initial public offering and...

  16. 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...

  17. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York, we hope you are safe and well. FT ALPHAVILLE Chasing storm damage: The estimates of $10bn to $20bn...

  18. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    “Asian stocks rose as investors digested the Bank of Japan’s decision to ease policy for a second month in a row. Japan’s...

  19. October 2, 2012

    Stock exchange operators: Industry stalemate as rivals clamour for access

    When the football World Cup kicks off in Brazil in 2014, William O’Brien hopes to have his own office in Rio de Janeiro....

  20. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP The S&P 500 eked out another gain, rising 0.12 per cent — despite 3M joining FedEx in sounding caution in its...

  21. August 12, 2012

    Two-year battle for TMX Group ends

    The two-year battle for the future of TMX Group, Canada’s largest exchange operator, has ended with an overwhelming majority...

  22. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP A day for the history books in US Treasuries: the lowest-ever auction yield for 10-year bonds at 1.459 per cent,...

  23. July 11, 2012

    Timely light on murky areas of trading

    Dark Pools; The rise of AI trading machines and the looming threat to Wall Street; By Scott Patterson; Random House, $27/...

  24. June 21, 2012

    Concern over US exchange self regulation

    Credit Suisse has called on US legislators to strip stock exchanges of their self-regulatory status and make them...

  25. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2012

    Watch out Bovespa, here comes Cetip

    BM&FBovespa’s monopoly over Brazilian capital markets is under threat, it seems. After the publication of an independent...

  26. June 7, 2012

    Nasdaq defends Facebook compensation offer

    Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq chief executive, has stood firm against a barrage of criticism of his plan to pay $40m in compensation...

  27. April 10, 2012

    HFT slows down in US ahead of exchange action

    Fewer messages are being blasted at US stock exchanges by high-speed traders ahead of pending rule changes that penalise...

  28. March 23, 2012

    European MP calls for holding period in HFT

    Anyone sending computerised orders into exchanges and other trading systems should be subject to a “minimum holding period”...

  29. March 23, 2012

    Quick View: Broker concerns get Getco

    A filing posted deep within the website of Nasdaq OMX’s regulatory arm, announcing that Getco’s broker-dealer paid a fine...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 8, 2012

    US bourses to fine HFT data-cloggers

    Two of the biggest US stock exchanges are set to impose penalties on high-frequency traders who clog the markets’ data pipes...

  31. March 7, 2012

    US bourses to fine HFT data-cloggers

    Two of the biggest US stock exchanges are set to impose penalties on high-frequency traders who clog the markets’ data pipes...

  32. March 7, 2012

    Direct Edge addresses tradeless quotes

    Direct Edge, the US electronic stock exchange, is adopting new measures to combat high rates of quotes that do not result in...

  33. February 24, 2012

    BATS to pay dividend before IPO

    The current shareholders of BATS Global Markets will receive a $100m dividend the day before its anticipated public debut....

  34. January 16, 2012

    Bovespa clearing stranglehold faces challenge

    Direct Edge, the fourth-largest US exchange operator, has insisted that access to clearing at Brazil’s biggest exchange...

  35. December 22, 2011

    NYSE-Deutsche Börse deal gains US approval

    Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext have won US approval for their planned merger even as the companies prepare to step up...

  36. December 18, 2011

    Brazil to launch environmental exchange

    Rio de Janeiro is establishing what is likely to be Latin America’s first market for trading a wide range of environmental...

  37. December 5, 2011

    BATS to establish market-making programme

    BATS Global Markets, operator of US and European stock exchanges, will establish a market-making programme to support its...

  38. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2011

    Rio de Janeiro: sun, sea, and exchange-traded funds?

    It all sounds so great on paper. Direct Edge, the US exchange operator, is planning to set up an electronic equities...

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