Tag Archives: Australia

Why does Singapore Exchange Seek High-Frequency Traders?

According to Bloomberg, Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX), Southeast Asia’s biggest bourse operator, wants to lure more high-speed traders on to its stock market as it grapples with lower volume. Computerized trading firms, which execute transactions in fractions of a second, account for … Continue reading

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Australian Regulator Goes Light on Dark Pools – Recognizes HFT and Dark Liquidity as Part of Financial Landscape

The worldwide regulatory debate on high-frequency trading and the transparency associated with liquidity supply continues, this time in Australia as the Antipodean regulator ASIC has refined its proposed rules on dark liquidity and high-frequency trading (HFT), the details of which … Continue reading

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ASIC Claims Fears about High-Frequency Traders in Australia Appear to be Largely Exaggerated

The corporate regulator says fears about high-frequency traders in Australia appear to be largely exaggerated, but some trading practices are forms of market manipulation. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released its much anticipated report on the impact of … Continue reading

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High-frequency agent guilty of stealing secrets

According to The Sydney Morning Herald’s Gareth Hutchens, NICK Leeson was in Australia less than four months ago. The infamous ”rogue  trader” of the 1990s was the drawcard speaker at the annual Fix Conference  2012, where the topic of the moment was … Continue reading

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Alarms sounded over high frequency trading

According to Australian Mining’s  Cole Latimer, fears over the affects of high frequency trading on miners have now surfaced in Australia. OZ Minerals chief Terry Burgess had raised concerns that the practice may be behind the company’s falling share price, according to the … Continue reading

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Mining Boss, Terry Burguess, Raises Alarm on High-frequency Trading

According to Business Day’s Peter Ker, fears that high-frequency trading might be undermining the integrity of the Australian sharemarket have resurfaced, with OZ Minerals boss Terry Burgess revealing concerns that his company’s share price may be falling victim to the … Continue reading

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Australia’s ASX to Launch Two New ‘Dark Pool’ Trading Services

Dow Jones Newswires – By Caroline Henshaw – June 19, 2012 Australia’s dominant exchange operator ASX Ltd. (ASX.AU) said Tuesday it plans to launch two new “dark pool” trading services next month as it seeks to capture business from the … Continue reading

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Zeptonics Poised to Rearm HFT Battle

Financial Times – By Philip Stafford – June 11, 2012 An Australian trading technology company less than a year old is poised to launch products that could reinvigorate the battle among high-frequency trading groups to have the fastest system. Sydney-based … Continue reading

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A change for the better? ASX’s competition settles in

Australia’s equity trading market has been through two form-changing years and last year began with ASX, the national stock exchange, in merger talks with the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). Although that particular marriage failed before any vows could be taken, … Continue reading

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Chi-X Brings Foreign Competition to Australia and ASX’s PureMatch High Frequency Trading Platform

As reported by Bloomberg’s Eleni Himaras, Chi-X Australia Pty, the country’s first foreign-owned stock exchange operator in 150 years, opened for trading today, pledging to drive down prices as it battles to take market share from monopoly bourse owner ASX … Continue reading

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