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Thomson Reuters today announced that it is providing access to deeper commodity markets liquidity through an agreement with CME Group. Thomson Reuters Eikon customers registered to trade on CME Group markets can now access CME Direct, a front-end trading platform for CME Group’s commodity futures, options and OTC markets. This agreement provides commodities professionals with seamless access to CME Direct’s electronic execution capabilities alongside the news, charting and analysis tools available in Thomson Reuters Eikon.

Société de Bourse Gilbert Dupont (“Gilbert Dupont”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit du Nord, part of the French and international financial group Société Générale, has selected SunGard to access Turquoise, the multilateral trading facility operated by the London Stock Exchange Group.

OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that the firm is offering customers immediate access to Liffe US products following their transition to Intercontinental Exchange’s futures exchanges and clearing houses.

Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with ULLINK, a provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community, for the combined sale of NYFIX and Metabit, both units of NYSE Technologies. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ULLINK, a leading provider of electronic trading solutions and connectivity to the financial community, has entered into an agreement to acquire NYFIX and Metabit from NYSE Technologies, part of Intercontinental Exchange. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014.

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Casablanca Stock Exchange (CSE) today announced they have signed a strategic agreement to expand CSE’s activity in the North Western and Central African regions.

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has completed the expansion of its hosting platform into the NYSE, NYSE MKT, Arca, Arca Options and Amex Options exchange colocation facility in Mahwah. This latest expansion will allow Options customers the unique ability to leverage exchange colocation services, using a single provider, for every lit and dark equity and options market in the United States.

Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with SR Labs for the sale of the Wombat Financial Software, a unit of NYSE Technologies. The transaction is expected to close in third-quarter 2014 and terms were not disclosed.

Volta, developer and operator of central London’s newest purpose-designed, carrier-neutral data centre, today announced a further expansion of its team, with the addition of Adam Bradshaw as Senior Sales Executive. Adam joins Volta from TelecityGroup and will be responsible for new business as well as the management of existing client relationships.