Tag: CMA

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July 28, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CME Group and IHS Markit’s joint venture gets approval from UK Antitrust Agency

The joint venture will combine the two companies’ post trade service. IHS Markit’s OTC derivatives and forex trade processing business  will work together with CME Group’s OTC derivatives optimization businesses, operating as Traiana, TriOptima and Reset. The CMA first opened the investigation in June 2021 over concerns of “lessening of competition within any market or…

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July 12, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

Ugandan Capital Markets Authority teams up with CISI

The Ugandan Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has announced the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) as one of its key partners in ensuring its practitioners are qualified to global best practice standards. The CMA, which is the regulator for the Ugandan capital markets sector, launched the “certification and competency” announcement to the market at…

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December 28, 2016 BY Valentina Kirilova

Nomu - Parallel Market to be launched in Saudi Arabia in February 2017

The Saudi stock Exchange Tadawul announced plans to launch Nomu - Parallel Market on February 26, 2017, following the Capital Market Authority’s (CMA) announcement of issuing the Parallel Market Listing Rules published last Thursday. Launching Nomu - Parallel Market is a step towards fulfilling Tadawul’s plans to further develop the capital market. It is also…

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November 03, 2016 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA acts to improve competition in the current account market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced that it will take action to improve competition in the current account market. This follows a series of recommendations which were proposed by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as part of its investigation into retail banking. Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the…

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July 19, 2016 BY Mike Fox

Kenya's financial regulator to bring Forex broker regulation home

The African country of Kenya's financial regulator Capital Markets Authority (CMA) today has published draft 'Capital Markets Licensing Requirements' for 'Online Forex Brokers and Conduct of Online Forex Business Regulations 2016' to provide the requisite regulatory framework to safeguard effective and secure online forex trading in Kenya. A couple of years ago we reported on LeapRate,…

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May 03, 2016 BY Maria Nikolova

UK competition regulator refers ICE’s acquisition of Trayport for in-depth investigation

A follow-up to LeapRate's earlier report about the investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) of the acquisition of Trayport by Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE)... Last week, the CMA said that it would refer the merger for an in-depth investigation unless Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) offered necessary undertakings to address the CMA’s competition concerns. The regulator…

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April 08, 2016 BY Maria Nikolova

UK competition watchdog opens inquiry into Tullett Prebon – ICAP deal

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today announces the opening of an inquiry into the planned deal between ICAP plc (LON:IAP) and Tullett Prebon Plc (LON:TLPR). The watchdog is examining the proposed acquisition of ICAP's global wholesale broking and information business (IGBB) by Tullett and the planned acquisition of a 19.9% stake in Tullett by…

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March 01, 2016 BY Maria Nikolova

ICAP, Tullett Prebon shareholders to vote on proposed deal on March 24, 2016

Tullett Prebon Plc (LON:TLPR) has just provided an update regarding the proposed acquisition of the global hybrid voice broking and information business of ICAP plc (LON:IAP). Regulatory approvals Tullett Prebon said there was no further information on discussions with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), which in February requested additional information and documentary material regarding…

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