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Orc, the global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, today announced that Orient Securities Co. (Orient Securities), one of the largest securities firms in China, has selected Orc’s Trading Bricks platform for their options market making operations on Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). With the signed agreement, Orc and Orient Securities will be able to take advantage of the opportunity in China’s financial market development.

Fidessa group has announced that Toyo Securities, an independent securities company headquartered in Tokyo, has selected Fidessa as its new wholesale agency trading system. Fidessa's agency trading platform is currently used by six of the top eight domestic brokers in Japan, as well as by many of the country's mid-tier brokers.

Avelacom Telecoms, a Global Telecom carrier today announced it has increased significantly its Fibre based solution from London to Moscow, with dedicated low latency dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) technology delivering the fastest latency available on the market. Historically based in Moscow, Avelacom has confirmed, thanks to its massive investments, its mission to be the ideal path between Europe, Russia, the CIS and APAC for all growing companies.

Appleby Capital, is pleased to announce that smartTrade Technologies, a leading global provider of liquidity management systems for the international banking industry has received a material investment from Keensight Capital, a Paris based, technology focused private equity firm. Appleby Capital served as smartTrade Technologies exclusive financial advisor. This is now the 3rd significant European transaction Appleby has executed recently.

SR Labs, a leading provider of low latency enterprise market data and market access solutions for the financial industry, today announced that Jennifer Nayar, has joined the company as CEO.  Ms. Nayar will draw upon her extensive expertise in the financial information and technology industry to drive continued global growth of SR Labs.

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced today the introduction of the Elektron API  family, a set of open-source Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that simplify access to Thomson Reuters data feeds and services, and help developers to innovate by creating their own customised applications. The Elektron API family consists of a broad set of interfaces ranging from low latency/high performance to simple content aware and web APIs.

Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced two appointments at ICE Data Services, Intercontinental Exchange’s global data business comprising ICE and NYSE’s exchange data, analytics and connectivity services.

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE), the Dublin-based exchange, has chosen to implement Scila Surveillance, provided by the leading independent Stockholm-based surveillance technology provider Scila. The ISE will deploy Scila Surveillance for the surveillance of their trading on its markets. Deutsche Börse will take over the hosting and support of the Scila surveillance infrastructure, which will be located in Frankfurt.

Object Trading, the provider of a global, multi-asset trading infrastructure today announced that TradingScreen, the provider of liquidity, trading and investment technology via SaaS, has integrated with Object Trading’s global DMA service platform.  The combination of two independent suppliers of award-winning trading solutions presents end clients with new opportunities for growth.