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BlackRock has been awarded its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) licence by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) - An index joint venture between FTSE Group and Canada’s TMX Group has acquired the indices business of MTS, a European electronic fixed income trading business owned by the London Stock Exchange - The European leveraged finance market is set to undergo a shift this year, as private equity sponsors veer back towards loans to finance leveraged buyouts, says S&P Capital IQ - Turkish corporates are the most exposed among EMEA emerging markets to a scenario of slowing growth, rising interest rates and a persistently weak local currency, according to Fitch Ratings - London-based Global Markets Exchange Group (GMEX) is in talks to acquire an equity stake in ALTX Africa Group, a new exchange operator focusing on East Africa - Alternative asset managers with expertise in high-yield fixed income and distressed assets are upping their investments in the peer-to-peer loan market, according to a new report from Cerulli Associates.
Europe
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

EU leaders approve MiFID II rules

The European Parliament yesterday signed off the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and its associated regulation after more than three years of discussions.

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Plans are in place to strengthen the securities and derivatives markets between Germany and Thailand after Deutsche Borse signed an agreement with Thailand’s stock exchange.

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Jonathan Sudaria, dealer at Capital Spreads.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Relief rally or real rally?

European equities have opened higher this morning, tracking an overnight surge in the US markets. Although yesterday’s European session was dogged by worries of the escalating situation in the Ukraine, something kicked off a buying spree in the US which is dragging everyone else along with them. Despite fighting breaking out on the ground, pundits have put the reversal down to everything from rumours that Japan will downgrade its economic assessment possibly leading to yet more QE, all the way to HFT bots messing around with nervous markets. What is for sure is that Kiev and Moscow aren’t about to shake hands and put their differences aside so nervous, jittery market conditions are set to persist.

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt new rules on central securities depositories (CSDs) as part of the EU’s ongoing efforts to bring more safety and efficiency to securities settlement in Europe.

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The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) has changed its corporate structure from a company limited by guarantee to a public limited company; with six local brokers all named as shareholders.

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Jonathan Sudaria, dealer at Capital Spreads.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Traders dilemma

European equities have opened flat as they’re caught between two competing poles of sentiment. On the one hand, pulling traders towards the bullish camp is the recovery taking place in the US. Its resilience and ability to shake off shocks like the weather should be a good indicator for the global economy. However, arguing for a more bearish stance, right on Europe’s doorstep is the Ukrainian tinderbox that has the possibility to flare up into an incident of unimaginable size. 

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Mark Davies, general manager and head of Avox Limited.

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) subsidiary Avox plans to double the number of employees at its company headquarters in Wales by the end of 2016. 

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IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) will begin to clear Western European sovereign credit default swaps (CDS) later this month after receiving approval from regulators.

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