Asia Pacific


Union Bank of Taiwan adopts Calastone funds tools

Union Bank of Taiwan has signed up with global fund transaction network Calastone to automate its offshore fund transactions through the new Taiwan Depository and Clearing Corporation fund service.

AmBank Malaysia turns on Murex risk tools

Malaysia’s AmBank has installed a risk management tool from Murex, which it says will help the bank to meet regulatory and reporting requirements as well as improve its internal oversight.

Swift Innotribe names Singapore startup challenge finalists

Swift’s innovation-focused spin-off Innotribe has announced the five Singapore finalists for its global startup challenge, which aims to help innovative new companies in financial services to develop their ideas and transform them into working businesses.

New Zealand joins BT Radianz Cloud

New Zealand’s NZX has joined BT Radianz Cloud, a network that connects to global markets, making it easier for international investors to access the New Zealand market, which is predominantly known for dairy products.

Java start-up Waratek inks deal with Intralink for Asia push

Java virtualisation specialist Waratek, one of the finalists in the Swift-backed Innotribe Challenge at this year’s Sibos in Dubai, has formed a partnership with Asia market access specialist Intralink to expand into Asia Pacific. As well as the Innotribe final, the Waratek CloudVM for Java offering has been selected for the Fintech Innovation Lab, based […]

HKMEx goes live on BT Radianz Cloud

Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange has joined the BT Radianz Cloud, a network that the exchange hopes will help better connect it to investors from the outside world.

ASX prepares client clearing for OTC derivatives

The Australian Securities Exchange has set out plans to offer client clearing of OTC derivatives before the end of the year, in a move designed to provide new risk management controls to Australian investors.

Liquidnet launches in Thailand

Buy-side block trading venue Liquidnet has opened in Thailand, providing long-term institutional investors with another platform for trading the ASEAN market.

DTCC hires Tierney to head Asia Pacific unit

US post-trade services utility the DTCC has appointed Peter Tierney as regional head of Asia, as the company continues its drive to be a global centre for OTC derivatives reporting.

Chi-X Australia appoints Fildes CEO

Australian alternative trading system Chi-X Australia has appointed John Fildes as its new chief executive, taking over from Peter Fowler on 1 May.

Japan Exchange Group wields axe to slash £60 million from costs

Japan Exchange Group has set out plans to slash 8.5 billion Japanese yen (£60 million) from its annual operating costs by 2015 – representing 15% of the firm’s overall budget – as the exchange seeks to revitalise its equities and derivatives markets and take on its competitors.

Singapore CLTX poaches Langley from UBS

Singapore’s Cleartrade Exchange has appointed Mark Langley as its new Asia business development director as it seeks to expand its presence in commodity futures.

Japan Exchange merger attracts algo trading specialists

As Asian markets continue to lure international investors, participants on Japan’s new Exchange will now be able to get market access and algorithmic trading tools from data and analytics company S&P Capital IQ, which has chosen to locate itself at KVH’s datacentre in Tokyo.

HSBC plans to pilot FX netting in China

HSBC is to pilot a foreign exchange netting system in China after getting approval from authorities there – the first foreign bank to get such approval. The programme is part of the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Exchange’s recently launched Foreign Currency Centralised Management pilot scheme for multinational companies.

ConvergEx targets “dark” Asia Pacific capital markets

Western investment firms looking to trade in Asia Pacific should not rely on algorithms that have been ported from the US or Europe, according to William Capuzzi, president of trading technology company ConvergEx’s global execution business – instead, they should adopt dedicated tools built from the ground up.

Singapore Exchange reaches out to Germany

The Singapore Exchange has stepped up its efforts to connect to international market participants, with a deal between itself and German derivatives exchange Eurex that will allow traders in Europe to access the Singapore market more easily.

United Japan Exchange prepares for New Year debut

The creation of a new united bourse for Japan, called the Japan Exchange Group, has come one step closer with the final approval of Japan’s Financial Services Agency for the listing of JPX stock on the Tokyo bourse this week.

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