Thomson Reuters says its sterling volumes trebled on October 7, the day of the Cable flash crash which saw the pair drop from above 1.25 to blow 1.15 before recovering to 1.24.
Thomson Reuters Matching is to become the latest platform to increase the frequency of its market data updates.
The dollar eased back from a seven-month high against a basket of major currencies, following US Treasury yields lower as a sell-off in global bond markets took a pause for breath.
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The yuan is becoming a destabilizing factor in the foreign exchange market amid renewed speculation that China’s authorities would tolerate a weaker currency to support the economy.
The US appears to view Japan as a bigger currency manipulator than China despite the yen’s strength and the yuan’s weakness against the dollar over the past year, suggesting that Tokyo’s hands will remain tied in currency markets for now.
CBOE Holdings has said it plans to forge ahead with its own technology project until the US options market merges with Bats Global Markets which will trigger CBOE moving its trading markets to Bats technology.
The ultimate winner if Brexit forces banks to flee London may lie 3,500 miles away, far beyond the borders of Europe.
It is unquestionable that Brexit weakened the EU to the core.
The wheels are coming off the rally in the South African rand.
Banks may struggle to update their collateral systems if the EU fast-tracks implementation of the initial margin rules.
An audit trail prompted by the 2010 “Flash Crash” that would help US regulators better police Wall Street trading activity in stock and options markets should be up and running by the end of 2017, a top regulatory official said.
Nigeria’s central bank intervened with dollar sales to support the naira, which ended at 305.50 per dollar, a range it has closed at for nearly two months, traders said.
Colt is expanding the Colt PrizmNet financial extranet in North America to include a range of US and Canadian financial content providers, FX venues and technology providers, including Hotspot, Nasdaq and Omega ATS.
BNP Paribas has chosen Fidessa’s execution platform to support its listed derivatives trading operations globally.
Stocks rallied around the world, commodities jumped and the dollar sank on speculation that a pick-up in the global inflation outlook won’t tempt the Federal Reserve to quicken the pace of monetary tightening.
Most emerging Asian currencies rebounded with the dollar taking a breather, while
fragile risk sentiment curbed the prospect of further upside for regional currencies.
Emerging-market stocks rose the most in three weeks and currencies strengthened as the dollar dipped after mixed US economic data didn’t bolster the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.