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Hong Kong Exchanges CEO Charles Li to Step Down

Hong Kong Exchanges CEO Charles Li to Step Down

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz issued a statement this morning calling for the CFTC's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee to play a role should convergence issues with the CME Group's WTI crude oil contract...

HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist’s Conundrum

HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist’s Conundrum

Today’s bid by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) to buy the London Stock Exchange Group for $36.6 billion is a conundrum in what otherwise would be a continuation of global consolidation among exchanges. But it is muddied by the geopolitical backdrop that could make the London Stock Exchange off limits to certain suitors, especially those under the control of the Chinese government.

Boca Bits & Pieces, Day Two

Wednesday's big news came from Nasdaq, which announced plans to enter the energy futures market, challenging the dominance of the CME and ICE. Named Nasdaq Futures (NFX), the new market will launch around midyear with support from leading energy companies. "What do...

Garry Jones: LME’s Man of Steel … And Base Metals

Garry Jones: LME’s Man of Steel … And Base Metals

Garry Jones took the reins of the London Metal Exchange (LME) at the end of September. Just over a week into the job, he spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the LME’s next steps, what’s happening with the...

John Lothian Newsletter: Nasdaq to buy eSpeed platform for $750 million; U.K. Replaces ’Failed’ FSA With Prudential Regulatory Authority; Hong Kong as World-Beater Forged in London Metal by Mandarin Li

Nasdaq OMX Group gains a port of entry into the cash treasuries market with an agreement to buy the eSpeed trading platform from BGC Partners. The UK renames its “failed [regulatory] regime”, repaints the front door in in two colors, and unlocks it for business again....

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Banks roll out robots as pandemic shakes up IT plans

Banks roll out robots as pandemic shakes up IT plans

First Read $11,441/$300,000 (3.8%) Thomas F. Chlada, Earle Combs, Gerry Corcoran and Martin Mosbacher ++++ Steptoe & Johnson LLP Makes Good Use of Pandemic Time with Financial Services University Video Series By John J. Lothian Matthew Kulkin of Steptoe &...

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