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    1. November 4, 2014

      BATS names Concannon as new president

      BATS Global Markets, the second-largest US stock exchange operator by volume, has named high-profile trading executive Chris...

    2. August 6, 2014

      BATS close to settling high-frequency trading case

      BATS Global Markets, the second-largest stock exchange in the US by volume, is in advanced settlement talks to resolve a...

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    1. Brazil Capital Markets 2012

      There are high hopes that the government’s strategic response will give the country’s ...
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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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    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. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. February 7, 2013

      Brazil approves ICE electronic platform

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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....

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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/...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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”...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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....

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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