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Bats moves into foreign exchange with Hotspot FX acquisition

28 January 2015  | 0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Bats Global Market has acquired institutional spot foreign exchange market Hotspot FX from KCG Holdings in a cash transaction valued at $365 million.

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Bitcoin price soars on Coinbase exchange launch

26 January 2015  | 0 comments | 7 tweets | 6 linkedin

Coinbase has launched America's first regulated bitcoin exchange, helping to push the crypto currency's price past the $280 mark.

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NY Attorney General turns up the pressure on Barclays

22 January 2015  | 0 comments | 2 tweets

New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is ratcheting up the pressure on Barclays Bank as he expands his lawsuit accusing the bank of fraud in the operation of its US dark pool.

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Money managers to set up own dark pool

20 January 2015  | 0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin

Fidelity and eight other money managers have set up a joint venture company to launch a private dark pool for buying and selling large blocks of stocks without the involvement of banks and predatory high frequency trading firms.

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Fidelity adds 'Stocks Nearby' feature to iPhone app

14 January 2015  | 1 comments | 7 tweets | 2 linkedin

Fidelity Investments has added a location-based feature to its iPhone app that tells users about nearby publicly traded companies.

Institutional investors around the world spent more than $12 billion on their trading desks last year as they raced to keep pace with the growing speed of electronic markets, changes in market structure and lower trading costs, according to a report from Greenwich Associates.

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