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Tradeweb officially enters the corporate bond trading fray

Tradeweb is extending the reach of its electronic fixed income and derivatives trading into the corporate bond market. The company launched the Tradeweb U.S. Corporate Bond Marketplace Wednesday with live streaming prices for round-lot trades and request for quote and list trading for both round-lot and odd-lot trades.

Apple Pay competitor MCX explains CurrentC exclusivity agreement with retailers

Merchant Consumer Exchange, the organization behind the forthcoming merchant-owned mobile payment solution CurrentC, says it has an exclusive agreement with its retailers that prevents them from accepting solutions like Apple Pay and Softcard.

Interdealer SEFs losing IRS market share to dealer-to-client platforms, Tabb says

The patterns of trading activity on Swaps Execution Facilities are starting to shift, according to a new Tabb Group study, with client-facing SEFs winning a growing percentage of interest rate swap trading volume. The emerging pattern is a sharp contrast to when SEFs were first introduced last fall, when early signs indicated that trading activity would continue to mimic the trading patterns in the OTC swaps market before the introduction of electronic trading.

DTCC's FICC aims to submit draft proposal for tri-party repo utility by year-end

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation's Fixed Income Clearing Corporation subsidiary plans to submit a draft proposal for a utility to provide central clearing in the $1.6 trillion tri-party repo market by the end of the year. The utility will leverage FICC's GCF Repo platform, which is used for central clearing of repo transactions between dealers.

Is the SEC engaging in insider trading 2.0?

Two separate academic studies suggest that some paying subscribers may be getting Securities and Exchange Commission filing information ahead of the general public, the Wall Street Journal reported....

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