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ION Trading to Buy Rolfe & Nolan?

ION Trading, a Dublin-headquartered provider of trading software in the electronic fixed-income markets, is acquiring back office systems provider Rolfe & Nolan (R&N) for around 47 million, market sources tell Squawkbox

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And Another Thing...

Given how important customers are deemed to be by the FX industry, I have had some worrying conversations over the past few days, specifically currency managers wondering how to maintain sufficient credit and in some cases heading in what I believe to be the wrong direction to find it

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Eurozone Receives IMF Boost as Strategists Release Positive Outlooks

The Eurozone debt crisis has abated slightly with an agreement on extra funds for the International Monetary Fund

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And Finally...

Over the years, top of the wish list for a diverse group of FX market participants has been the desire for direct access to the core market – commonly expressed as, “I/We want EBS”. Money managers and corporates have had their wish fulfilled over the years, and now, apparently, so is another market segment

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And Finally...

Over the years, top of the wish list for a diverse group of FX market participants has been the desire for direct access to the core market – commonly expressed as, “I/We want EBS”. Money managers and corporates have had their wish fulfilled over the years, and now, apparently, so is another market segment

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Citi to Start a ‘Revolution’ with Velocity 2.0

Citi last week launched the much anticipated Velocity 2.0, the latest version of its single-dealer platform, offering clients faster execution, lower transaction costs and easier-to-use functionality

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DTCC, Swift Readying for Q2 FX Repository Launch

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. (DTCC) and Swift are aiming to launch their joint FX swap data warehouse, the Global Trade Repository for Foreign Exchange, in the second quarter of 2012

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Mettler Leaves Morgan Stanley

Stephen Mettler, who oversaw Morgan Stanley’s foreign exchange and interest rates trading businesses in his position as head of macro, has left the bank

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And Another Thing...

I like the turnover surveys, especially in the UK and US for their depth of data on execution methodologies. The numbers are easily open to misinterpretation, however, so shouldn’t be taken as an absolute as they seemed to be by one major newspaper, which headlined that activity had dropped for the first time since 2009. It hadn’t dropped at all and investigating the report further, I blame Canada

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Asia Leads Emerging Market Growth, Says Celent

Hong Kong has been named the leading centre for trading over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America

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