LeapRate Forex Volume Index rises; Tradable adds popular TradingView Charting; FastMatch offers deep volume discounts – Forex Weekly Look Back


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Forex Industry Rundown for the Week of September 21st, 2015

Features
The Number 1 Problem Every Established Brokerage Encounters – and its Solution
FXQuest claims to end search for definitive data on FX pricing – LeapRate Interview
TradeQQ expanding from China to capture the news and data for traders market – LeapRate Interview

Broker Updates
Yahoo’s YJFX updates mobile app FX C-NEX
Nadex discontinues Nadex Pro platform – LeapRate Exclusive
Alpari cuts deposit requirements for setting up public PAMM portfolio
OANDA Europe plans to increase UK Forex and CFD market share
ThinkForex cuts leverage for CFD futures
FxPro releases updated version of cTrader app for iOS gadgets
FxPro UK now offers shares trading to its clients
FXPRIMUS launches MT4 for computers with Mac OS

Service Provider/Vendor News
FXecosystem releases FXeco-Eye to bolster network performance
MetaQuotes rolls out Japanese version of MQL5.community
Bloomberg and Twitter sign financial data licensing agreement
Velocimetrics launches new TipOff feature for automatic discovery of market data protocols
Dynamic Trend integrates with Tradier Brokerage API
Social trading platform TradeSocio partners with CQG’s Continuum for market data and trade execution
Lykke launches with contest to design an innovative FX matching engine using Blockchain
Tradable adds TradingView Chart app
Interactive Data introduces 7ticks Insight portal for managed services
Intercash adds PremierFX to white label MasterCard program – LeapRate Exlusive
TradeSharp algo platform adds FXCM connector

Institutional Offerings/Services
Hotspot announces successful launch of new London FX matching engine
CME Group, China Securities Index Co. Ltd agree to partner on index development
FastMatch updates operating procedures to increase transparency
ParFX adds CNH to currency offering
GAIN Capital updates rules of engagement for liquidity providers on GTX
China Merchants Securities Hong Kong joins Trading Technologies’ X_TRADER Platform
Fidessa announces partnership program into global trading workflow platform
Integral introduces enhancements to Open Currency Exchange (OCX)
FastMatch offering fully disclosed FX trading for $1 per million USD notional per side
DGCX to launch India Silver Quanto, Mini WTI futures contracts

Financials
ICAP announces further investment in Duco
FXCM shareholder vote overwhelmingly passes resolution on 1:10 reverse share split – LeapRate Exclusive
IG Group posts Q1 revenues of £106M ($164.3M), up 24% YoY
Fidessa’s CEO Chris Aspinwall hikes further his stake in company
Monex Group sees revenues rise 5.7% MoM in August 2015
London Capital Group reports £7.3 million 1H loss as restructuring investment nears completion
Moscow Exchange agrees on new dividend policy
IronFX UK 2014 results: Revenues $6.9 million; Profit $244,000
London Capital Group shares drop 20% following 1H report
JPMorgan cuts stake in Plus500 to 6.66%
Plus500 updates on cancellation of shares trading on AIM

Volumes
LeapRate’s Retail FX Volume Index rises 5% in August as end-of-month volatility jumpstarts end-of-summer trading

Warnings/Fines/Fraud Watch
Ontario securities regulator warns against investment firm NextPayMoney
Australian regulator warns of Forex clones of ABS Group
Hong Kong’s SFC warns against unauthorized investment firm Experia Management
Canadian regulator OSC warns against Algo Capitals Limited
Swiss FINMA warns of unauthorised binary options broker OptionFX
CySEC suspends license of Forex broker Falcon Brokers
France’s AMF updates list of unauthorized binary options brokers
Belgian watchdog adds 19 investment companies to “Black List”
CFTC charges FOREXNPOWER over $1.5 million FX fraud
Aussie man jailed for market manipulation in CFD account

Legal
Russian parliament to examine two bills on financial pyramids
CFTC seeks comment on petition by Japan Securities Clearing Corporation for exemption from DCO registration
Thomson Reuters becomes member of Forex trade body FXPA
UAE financial regulator SCA signs MoU with GCC securities market regulators
ASIC licensing report update: We rejected all 3 Retail Forex broker applications in 2015

Macroeconomic/Market News
Volatility to stay elevated after Federal Reserve delay?
Bank of Russia slams initiative for banning use of USD and EUR for business operations

Executive Moves
Claire Castanet to lead AMF’s Retail Investor Relations Directorate
Lars Seier Christensen to leave Saxo Bank’s Board of Management after 20 years
Tim Parkes to chair FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee
FCA rounds out its management team with promotion of Georgina Philippou to COO
LME beefs up Steel Committee ahead of new ferrous contracts launch
Adam Smith to become Chief Operating Officer of OzForex
Kal Chan, Robert Marrocco join BATS’ directors team
ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor and Exec Director Verena Ross secure second 5-year terms

Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency News
Bitcoin firm BTCS and tech start-up Spondoolies seal definitive merger agreement
Circle Internet Financial gets first Bitlicense from New York DFS
BTCS, Spondoolies announce launch of SP50 Bitcoin transaction verification server
Bitcoin brokerage itBit now allows for higher withdrawal limits
Russia proposes 2 years of corrective labor for using crypto currencies

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