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UK Treasury to Explore the Case for Taxing Spread Betting

Nov 28 2013 13:39:58 in Market

HM Treasury, the finance regulator in the UK, will examine the legal loophole that allows spread-betting traders to escape income tax, capital gains tax and stamp duty. Read more

Great Britain Considers Implementing a High-Frequency Trading Tax

Jul 29 2013 13:37:27 in Brokers

Back in March Germany voted yes on the draft of the so-called HFT Act (“Act for the Prevention of Risks and the Abuse of High Frequency Trading”, or “Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Vermeidung von Gefahren und Missbräuchen im Hochfrequenzhandel” in German) – a legisla... Read more

Alpari Marks $245 Billion Trading Volume Record in April

May 09 2013 08:28:54 in Brokers

We've been overwhelmed with Forex metrics over the past days, with leading FX brokers like FXCM and Gain Capital reporting strong performance results for the first quarter of the year and April. Read more

UK Financial Watchdog Sets Order in Platform Payment Rules

Apr 29 2013 10:06:57 in Market

At the start of the month, the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) was divided into the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), two watchdogs that set ambitious aims for beefing up controls in the sector. Read more

PFSOFT's Protrader Adds Alpari UK to List of Liquidity Providers

Apr 12 2013 14:20:22 in Software

Ukraine-based financial software developer PFSOFT announced on Wednesday the addition of Alpari UK, the broker offering forex and CFD trading services, to the pool of liquidity providers for its trading platform Protrader. Read more

Alpari Sets $238 Billion Trading Volume Record in March

Apr 12 2013 12:33:15 in Brokers

Metrics for March have been pouring out from forex brokers over the past days and the Alpari group of companies joined the stack yesterday by reporting another monthly trading volume record: this time of $238 billion. Read more

How Will the FSA Split Affect Forex Brokers?

Apr 02 2013 14:57:40 in Brokers

The plans for dividing the Financial Services Authority (FSA) – the UK watchdog in charge of forex brokers among everything else, into several regulators have been around for at least three years, as the British authorities have been trying to plug the regulatory loopholes that contribu... Read more

FXOpen on UK Land: FSA License

Mar 27 2013 14:45:20 in Brokers

New Zealand-based forex brokerage, FXOpen, announced earlier today that it's now fully licensed by the Financial Services Authorities (FSA) in the UK and has the right to operate in the country.   For those of you who do not remember, last year FXOpen reached a settlement with the U.S. Read more

Spread Betting vs Forex Trading: What to Choose?

Mar 18 2013 13:08:42 in Brokers

Today we are offering you a comparison between two ways of financial speculation – forex trading, of which we are all fond of, and spread-betting. Read more

Pound Mixed After UK Dec. Inflation Data

Jan 15 2013 12:31:03 in Market

The pound showed mixed performance against its major rivals in early deals on Tuesday after a report showed that the U.K. inflation remained at a 7-month high in the month of December. Read more

UK November House Price Growth Quickens More Than Expected

Jan 15 2013 10:01:07 in Market

Residential property prices in the U.K increased at notably faster rate in November, and the rate of growth exceeded economists' forecast, data released by the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. The house price index increased 2. Read more

European Economics Preview: UK Inflation Data Due

Jan 15 2013 06:31:04 in Market

Consumer and producer prices from the U.K. and foreign trade from euro area are due on Tuesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. Destatis is slated to publish final inflation data at 2.00 am ET. According to flash estimate, Germany's harmonized inflation rose to 2. Read more

UK House Price Balance Rises To Highest Since June 2010

Jan 15 2013 05:31:02 in Market

An indicator for house prices in the UK improved to its highest level in two and a half years in December on rising optimism stemming from lending scheme, a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) showed Tuesday. Read more

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