Thursday 2nd October 2014
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1ST TICKER: Euroclear and State Street’s asset management arm plan to merge a thirteen SPDR ETFs to an international ETF structure under Irish Law - Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) says it will widen the scope of its implementation of direct connectivity to the ECB’s Target-2 Securities (T2S) platform - National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, has initiated a program of corporate actions reform in the Russian market - Deutsche Börse has beomce the latest exchange joined the United Nations' Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE) - Representatives from Guernsey are heading to Hong Kong and mainland China during the next fortnight in a bid to reinforce the Island’s financial services offering to current and prospective Asian contacts.

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) says it will widen the scope of its implementation of direct connectivity to the ECB’s Target-2 Securities (T2S) platform. 


Nasdaq OMX Group welcomed 76 new listings in the third quarter of 2014, including 41 initial public offerings (IPOs) on the NASDAQ Stock Market, to bring its total IPO count to 140 for 2014. 


A more integrated Middle East and Eurasia will lead to peace and stability in the region, just as the European Union project did following the end of the Second World War, according to Ali Babacan, deputy prime minister for economic and financial affairs in Turkey.


European MiFID-compliant reporting platform BOAT says it has implemented Market Model Typology (MMT) in its OTC trade reporting platform. 


A new whitepaper by payments and messaging network Swift notes that more institutions are directly connecting to the T2S settlement platform in a bid to enable greater market opportunities.


Asia Pacific firms are not prepared for a shorter settlement cycle in Europe which will change from trade date plus three days (T+3) to trade date plus two days (T+2) in October, according to a new study by Celent.

Monday, 29 September 2014

"Risk on" turning traders off

UK markets have opened slightly lower on Monday with investors erring on the side of caution with the rise geopolitical tension. The situation in the Middle East is heating up with the possibility of further western intervention looking more likely, with President Obama admitting that the US underestimated the Rise of ISIS.


European stock market operator Euronext says it will cut client trading fees for transactions in Dutch individual equity and index options, as part of a strategic review. 

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