Forex brokers gear up for Q4; oneZero outages the result of Chinese DDoS attacks; IG Group’s CEO retires… – Forex Weekly Look Back


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Be sure to check out last week’s featured stories as well as a complete run down of the week below:

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Forex Industry Rundown for the Week of October 12th, 2015

Features
An insider’s view of Australia’s pending trade reporting legislation from AxiTrader – LeapRate Exclusive
Facebook in-page eCommerce initiative – opportunity for Forex brokers?
FX Liquidity Transformation Post SNB – Q&A with Sucden Financial
oneZero’s hosted clients experiencing a number of outages – LeapRate Exclusive
oneZero outages the result of Chinese DDoS attacks – LeapRate Exclusive

Broker Updates
BlackfortFX’s receivers publish final report, receipts total humble NZ$755,000
FxPro cuts spreads on select currency pairs on MT4, MT5 platforms
MB Trading to stop providing retail FX services from October 23rd
FxPro expands offering to traders with launch of new spot indices
GMO Click set to launch upgraded FX Neo in February 2016
Saxo Bank adds four new CNH crosses to trading instruments menu
RoboForex adds Thai language support to CopyFX, ContestFX
FXOpen UK adds CFDs on indices, energy markets to offering
Invast Australia to drop credit cards as account funding method
ACM Gold statement on FSB license reinstatement – LeapRate Exclusive
Forex broker EXNESS heads for Asia expansion with SunGard’s scalable reconciliation solution
Interactive Brokers to offer FX trading with 1/10 pip precision
Galt & Taggart partners with Saxo Bank to expand trading capabilities
Forex Club cuts commissions for select currency pairs on Libertex
Dukascopy Japan officially commences operations
Japan’s Monex launches tech analysis website for beginners
Nadex plans to add intraday 20-minute Japan 225 binary contracts

Service Provider/Vendor News
Apex Investing releases binary and spread scanners for Nadex traders
Leverate prepares new offerings to help brokers find top service partners, increase ROI
ChartIQ offers DS Essentials toolkit to Technician userssmartTrade Technologies reports successful completion of SOC2 audit
oneZero letter to clients as outages continue – LeapRate Exclusive
Global AutoTrading integrates with Tradier API
Are the days of bridge providers numbered and how will it impact Forex brokers? – Guest Post

Institutional Offerings/Services
CFH Clearing launches new FX liquidity service ClearConnect
CIMB Securities implements Fidessa’s global derivatives trading platform
Orc extends connectivity to Asian-based FEX Global
SWIFT grants 2015 accreditations to three SunGard solutions
Hong Kong Exchanges to introduce more Renminbi based futures contracts
LCH.Clearnet announces it will use SWIFT to notify clearing members of margin calls
FastMatch ECN executes first disclosed trade on its global FX platform
Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services to launch new analytic ‘Risk Alerts’
Borsa Istanbul to launch Overnight Repo Rate Futures on VIOP platform
London Stock Exchange, CBOE, major banks form derivatives JV – CurveGlobal
Forex ECN Spotex selects Azul Zing to secure consistent low latency trading
Yahoo’s YJFX set to cut maximum leverage on corporate accounts

Financials
Plus500 sees 44% jump in revenues in Q3 2015
Worldpay Group sets offer price at 240p per share
Plus500 shares barely react to blowout Q3 Revenue numbers – but why?
GMO Click sees revenues rise 7.8% MoM in September 2015
ICE’s Chief Strategy Officer David Goone sells $265,066 worth of shares
Deutsche Börse completes acquisition of OTC Forex platform 360T
LSE admits Worldpay’s entire issued share capital to trading on main market
GMO Click sees profit jump 87% in H1 FY 2016

Macroeconomic/Banking
China extends Yuan trading hours to satisfy European demand
Société Générale Group migrates French domestic payments traffic to SWIFT

Volumes
GAIN Capital registers 8.9% MoM drop in retail trading volumes in September 2015
FXCM September retail forex volumes steady at $326 billion, down only 1% MoM
Japanese OTC Forex volumes rise 11.4% MoM in September 2015

Warnings/Fines/Fraud Watch
Italy’s Consob adds more FX, binary options brokers to Warning List
CySEC warns against Forex broker FXi (Cyprus) Ltd
Belgium’s FSMA adds 33 unauthorized investment companies to Warning List
Japanese regulator warns regarding Australian FX broker FXTG
Forex firm Broker Capital gets another warning – this time in South Africa
UK’s FCA issues warning against unauthorized FX firm SMP Forex
Hong Kong SFC bans Nomura trader for concealing trading losses, risk exposure
ASIC cancels AFSL license of China-focused retail forex broker NZ Global
Japan’s FSA warns against unauthorized FX firm GEMFOREX
UK’s FCA bans former UBS trader Adoboli from financial services industry

Legal
UBS to pay $19.5 million settlement involving notes linked to currency index
ACM Gold has its FSB South Africa license reinstated – LeapRate Exclusive
CFTC further implements trade execution requirement
CFTC continues exemption of Australia’s Yieldbroker trading platform
New Zealand’s financial regulator beefs up organizational structure and confirms new appointments

Executive Moves
Donald P. Fewer to leave Executive Board of Tradition
Barclays addresses speculation about James Staley’s potential appointment as its CEO
Will the FCA look to ASIC’s Greg Medcraft as its new chief?
XTB hires longtime City Index marketing chief Joshua Raymond as Head of Retail – LeapRate Exclusive
Tim Howkins formally retires as IG Group’s CEO
Canada’s leading business news anchor Amanda Lang, to join newly launched Bloomberg TV Canada
OneMarketData names Dermot Harriss as Head of Development for market surveillance service

Bitcoin/Digital Currency News
FIX Trading Community announces new Digital Currency and Blockchain Working Group
Investment project Cryptoconomist attracts UK regulatory attention
Bitcoin prices up 20%+ over past month following rising commodity prices

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