London Stock Exchange-owned fixed income marketplace MTS has agreed to buy Bonds.com, a US-based platform for the electronic trading of corporate and emerging market bonds.
Bloomberg has added social sentiment analytics to its Professional desktop tool to provide traders with an early heads-up on market-moving Twitter trending topics.
Eighteen of Wall Street's top banks have agreed to suspend their participation in surveys of analyst sentiment amid concerns that the practice gives high-speed traders an unfair advantage over ordinary investors.
Business Wire, the corporate news release distribution company owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, is to stop selling its potentially market-moving content directly to high-frequency trading firms.
Electronic trading systems only managed to slightly increase their share of global fixed-income trading volume in 2013, accounting for a quarter of total volume executed, according to a report from Greenwich Associates.
Startup trading app outfit Nous has added bitcoin to the list of currencies players can bet on through its FX-forecasting game, Spark Profit.
ParFX, the spot forex electronic trading platform set up by Tradition last year, has added Citi and JP Morgan to its founder bank community.
Deutsche Börse has acquired a minority stake in fixed income liquidity discovery start-up Bondcube.
Japan Exchange Group is calling on technology vendors to apply for the right to build it a new derivatives trading system.
A New York jury has heard how two former IT men employed by Bernard Madoff allegedly developed a raft of software programs to create fictitious transaction records designed to dupe auditors inspecting the company's books.
FCA-approved multilateral trading facility LMAX has agreed to list Ven, the digital currency created by online community Hub Culture, enabling brokers, banks and institutions to trade the virtual instrument.
Denmark's Saxo Bank has unveiled an online social trading community where investors can share and discuss strategies.
US start-up Kensho has raised $10 million in seed funding to build an "intelligent market research assistant" that will answer complex financial questions asked in natural language.
Marianne Brown, president and CEO of post-trade processing house Omgeo, has been appointed as chief operating officer of SunGard's financial systems business.
Swiss bank UBS is to outsource large parts of its fixed income technology infrastructure to Murex and ION, according to Reuters.
Nasdaq OMX has cancelled its contract to run the Securities Information Processor (SIP), the data feed which was hit by a technology glitch last summer, halting trading for three hours.
A comprehensive rewrite of rules governing trading in financial markets has been agreed by the European Parliament and the bloc's Council of Ministers.
Finextra is inviting start-up companies in London to participate in the first of a series of breakfast roundtables ahead of the forthcoming Future Money conference, run in association with fintech accelerator space Level39.
BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has agreed to end its analyst survey programme after a probe by the US Attorney General into the early release of market moving sentiment data.
JPMorgan has acquired an equity stake in exchange group Chi-X Global.
As Finextra pulls the shutters down on 2013, we take a look back at our most popular news stories, videos, features and blogs over the course of the past year. The site will re-open for business on 2 January 2014.
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