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The SIP regulation which went into effect on July 11 further draws more attention to the centrality of time synchronization for data integrity in financial markets.

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Global Equity Trading Values on the Rise in H1 2015, Up 36% WFE Says

– Global equity trading volumes are on the rise.The World Federation of Exchanges has published its Market Highlights Report for the first semester of 2015 and noted that value of worldwide share trading rose 36% to $59 trillion USD in the first half of 2015. Check out the breakdown in this report.

Barclays to Slash 150 Jobs As Managing Directors Depart

– The UK bank is slashing 150 i-banker jobs and shrinking its fixed income sector.

TD Ameritrade Creates Trading Tool based on Trader's Market Perception

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FX Shop EBS BrokerTec Forms Executive Management Team, Names Co-Heads & More

– EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, is continuing along with its integration and formed an executive management team to lead the new business. See the Who's who of new hires.

Cargill’s Black River Unit to Liquidate Four Hedge Funds

– Black River Asset Management, the $7.4 billion investment firm owned by Cargill Inc., said it’s liquidating four hedge funds with more than $1 billion in combined assets.

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ABC Blinds and Awnings Launches New and User-Friendly Website Expressly for the General Public

(PRBuzz.com) January 3, 2013 -- ABC Blinds & Awnings, an Australian-based company that specialises in attractive and high quality window coverings, has just launched a website especially for their customers. Although the company has had a corporate website for some time, the owners decided to create a second website as a gesture of their goodwill and commitment to providing quality service and products to their clients.

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It all started 30 years ago, when the two brothers Ernie and Eric introduced the concept of vertical blinds to Australia. Ernie, together with his brothers, formed the company Kresta Blinds in the early 1970's. Over the next 15 years, it became one of the country's largest retail blind operations now known as ABC Blinds & Awnings and to this date, is employing 700 people with a sales turnover in excess of 60 million. For more information, please visit http://www.abcexpress.com.au/outdoor_listing.php

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Company: ABC Blinds & Awnings
Contact: Mark Bryce
Phone: 1800 016 611
Email: mark[@]abcblinds.com.au

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