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Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

MiFID starts to bite as US ECN BATS launches in Europe

BATS Trading has announced plans to launch in Europe, putting further pressure on traditional exchanges. Their aim is to capitalise on the opening of the European markets to new execution and trading venues, such as Chi-x, Smartpool, Turquoise, Virt-x, MarkitBOAT, Rainbow and more.  Something that has been actively promoted by …

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MiFID starts to bite as US ECN BATS launches in Europe

BATS Trading has announced plans to launch in Europe, putting further pressure on traditional exchanges. Their aim is to capitalise on the opening of the European markets to new execution and trading venues, such as Chi-x, Smartpool, Turquoise, Virt-x, MarkitBOAT, Rainbow and more.  Something that has been actively promoted by …

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MiFID starts to bite as US ECN BATS launches in Europe

BATS Trading has announced plans to launch in Europe, putting further pressure on traditional exchanges. Their aim is to capitalise on the opening of the European markets to new execution and trading venues, such as Chi-x, Smartpool, Turquoise, Virt-x, MarkitBOAT, Rainbow and more.  Something that has been actively promoted by …

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MiFID starts to bite as US ECN BATS launches in Europe

BATS Trading has announced plans to launch in Europe, putting further pressure on traditional exchanges. Their aim is to capitalise on the opening of the European markets to new execution and trading venues, such as Chi-x, Smartpool, Turquoise, Virt-x, MarkitBOAT, Rainbow and more.  Something that has been actively promoted by …

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‘Immunity from prosecution’ a major FSA weapon

It almost passed under the radar but, in light of the HBOS share drop of the other day, Alastair Darling – the UK Chancellor – announced on Thursday that anyone who snitches on their mates to the FSA about colleagues who try to manipulate share prices, will be immune from …

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American Financial Regulatory Reform Announced

The New York Times published the detailed proposals for Regulatory Reform for all American financial markets, from the Treasury on Saturday.  The aim is to: consolidate all the regulations and authorities for everything from banking to hedge funds and private equity into three powerful overseers: a new Prudential Financial Regulator, …

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American Financial Regulatory Reform Announced

The New York Times published the detailed proposals for Regulatory Reform for all American financial markets, from the Treasury on Saturday.  The aim is to: consolidate all the regulations and authorities for everything from banking to hedge funds and private equity into three powerful overseers: a new Prudential Financial Regulator, …

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Shine on you crazy Dimon

I really like Paul Kedrosky’s Infectious Greed blog and, in a blaze of creative psychedelic, 1970s Floydism, he came up with this ode to Jamie:   Remember when you came from Banc One, you shone like the sun. Shine on  you crazy Dimon. Now there’s a look in your eyes, …

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Shine on you crazy Dimon

I really like Paul Kedrosky’s Infectious Greed blog and, in a blaze of creative psychedelic, 1970s Floydism, he came up with this ode to Jamie:   Remember when you came from Banc One, you shone like the sun. Shine on  you crazy Dimon. Now there’s a look in your eyes, …

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Watch out for the thought police

According to the Byron review of social networking in the UK, Facebook, Bebo, MySpace and others sites are to be censored, and Google, Yahoo, MSN and others must show SAFE SEARCH in clear options from the home page.  This is because some parents do not supervise their children’s use of …

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Microsoft: Throw Vista Away

Following on from my comments on Vista, this one is not my comment … but Infoworld’s.  This was followed by this blog and it’s worth reading the over 100 comments that follow that.  Funnily enough, I’m now seeing 2-3 articles a day with similar sentiments. Yep, you guessed it.  We’re …

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Microsoft: Throw Vista Away

Following on from my comments on Vista, this one is not my comment … but Infoworld’s.  This was followed by this blog and it’s worth reading the over 100 comments that follow that.  Funnily enough, I’m now seeing 2-3 articles a day with similar sentiments. Yep, you guessed it.  We’re …

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Microsoft: Throw Vista Away

Following on from my comments on Vista, this one is not my comment … but Infoworld’s.  This was followed by this blog and it’s worth reading the over 100 comments that follow that.  Funnily enough, I’m now seeing 2-3 articles a day with similar sentiments. Yep, you guessed it.  We’re …

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LSE’s 86 percent rise in SETS trading raises questions

Further to the mention of Iraq’s electronic trading exchange going live this week, the LSE has been running electronic trading since 1986, when the Big Bang moved the Exchange from open outcry to electronic trading. This led to the introduction of SEAQ, the Stock Exchange Automated Quotation System, in October …

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LSE’s 86 percent rise in SETS trading raises questions

Further to the mention of Iraq’s electronic trading exchange going live this week, the LSE has been running electronic trading since 1986, when the Big Bang moved the Exchange from open outcry to electronic trading. This led to the introduction of SEAQ, the Stock Exchange Automated Quotation System, in October …

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