Hotspot FX ‘ Gambling on the Future of the Business

In what promises to be a groundbreaking initiative, industry veterans are setting up an online exchange that will provide the setting for commission-based FX trading. The new service, Hotspot FX, is backed by one of the largest venture capitalists in Europe, the ETF Group, as well as by renowned currency speculator Joe Lewis, who reportedly […]
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BEA Systems Launches New E-Commerce Servers

BEA Systems, the e-commerce transactions company, announced new releases of its BEA WebLogic 5.1 product line, an integrated family of next-generation e-commerce application servers. The WebLogic servers deliver a wide range of e-business environments by using such new e-commerce technologies as WML (Wireless Mark-up Language) and SML for the rapid development of mobile applications and […]
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FXall.com: Leading Banks Unite in Groundbreaking Initiative

The June announcement by seven leading banks to create FXall.com, stands to lay the groundwork for a new FX marketplace that brings together banks and customers on a single, electronic platform. The founding partners in FXall.com are Bank of America, Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and UBS […]
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Deutsche Enhances FXMarkets.com

Deutsche Bank has released an enhanced version of its FXMarkets.com Web site, and has begun offering a live B2B electronic trading facility, following the success of its B2C price request dealing service. The site, which sports a new look and feel, now co-ordinates more closely with the bank’s other Global Markets products, says Joe Noreña, […]
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CFOWeb Announces Long-Awaited Launch

CFOWeb.com, developed by Palo Alto, California-based Integral Development, went live on 27 June with 2,500 asset management members on board. Harpul Sandu, founder and CEO of Integral, says that the trading site boasts around 4,000 members and nine trading banks, including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, ING Barings, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, ABN Amro, AIG International, BNP Paribas, […]
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Gain Launches New Online FX Service

Gain Capital officially launched its 24-hour online FX trading service on 31 May, reports CEO and founder Mark Galant. The service, which is aimed at small- to mid-sized corporates and hedge funds, has attracted much higher volumes than were originally expected, he adds. Galant says client interest has come from institutional clients and small hedge […]
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CSFBNext: Already Blazing Trails

CSFBNext, the new institutional e-business initiative launched by Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), is part of the bank’s strategy to help its clients manage change, says Philip Vasan, head of CSFBNext. This involves taking a “whole-firm” approach to e-commerce, he says, with CSFB offering its customers a range of electronic services ‘ e-trading, research and […]
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ANZ Launches Web-Based FX Service

ANZ Investment Bank launched its new Internet-based FX trading service, anz.com FX Online, in London and Europe on 11 May. The service, which was developed in partnership with Reuters/Tibco, provides corporate and institutional clients with online access for spot, forwards and swaps trading, according to Chris Cooper, ANZ’s global head of FX, who is based […]
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Four Banks Team Up with Fenics in Online Options Venture

Four international banks have teamed up with Fenics Software to provide the first multi-dealer currency derivatives platform to target the end user community. Bank of America, Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), Société Générale and UBS Warburg will provide options pricing, volatilities and analysis via a new Internet-based service that promises to improve price transparency and […]
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JP Morgan Launches SwapsLab for Corporate Clients

JP Morgan has launched SwapsLab, the latest addition to its stable of online derivatives offerings. SwapsLab is a Web-based risk management service for corporate clients that provides JP Morgan’s clients with 24-hour access to information on the derivatives market. “SwapsLab is part of a series of global, Web-based initiatives across our derivatives business designed to […]
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