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OANDA Japan: No More fxTrade, USD/JPY Margin Shift

On Friday, one of Japan’s longest-standing online forex and CFD brokerages, OANDA Corporation, announced major changes to their service.  Specifically, the Japanese subsidiary of the brokerage will no longer allow new downloads of its desktop version of the fxTrade trading platform. It has also changed the margin rate for corporate accounts’ USD/JPY currency pairs from …

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Plus500 Ends 2022 with $832M in Revenue.

On Tuesday, Plus500 declared a year-end trading report displaying that the company’s revenue surged to $832 million for the financial year 2022 – an impressive 15.7% YoY growth! Furthermore, the EBITDA of the organization skyrocketed to a remarkable $454 million from an initial figure of $387.1 million. Plus500 hits the revenue target. The financial year …

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Admirals Acquires Kenyan License, Eyes Seychelles Takeover

On Thursday, Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) granted a license to Estonia-based Admirals – a non-dealing online forex trading broker. It is an incredible leap forward in global financial technology and marks yet another success for Kenya! Admirals is confident that gaining this license will pave the way for further expansion in Africa, granting access …

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Spotware launches new Copy Trading Feature to CTrader

Spotware Systems has revolutionized CTrader Desktop with a copy trading feature in the desktop version of its renowned platform. As one of Cyprus’s leading electronic trading providers, they have taken this opportunity to offer an even more comprehensive and enhanced experience. The recently released 4.5 version of cTrader Automate – the firm’s algorithmic trading solution …

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SEC Seizes $4.3 Million FX Ponzi Schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently filed charges against John Fernandez, 26 years old, and his two companies – Avail Progression and Elite Generators – for functioning with unregistered and fraudulent forex trading plans. Last Friday, the official charges revealed that Fernandez and his businesses had allegedly defrauded more than 100 investors out of …

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Saxo Bank’s Demand for FX Trading Rises by 7.8% in November

Saxo Bank published its trading metrics for November and reported a surge in forex trading activities. Saxo Bank reported a monthly trading volume of $138 billion, which was 7.8% higher than the previous month. Saxo Bank is a brokerage headquartered in Denmark. Forex trading daily average monthly volume was $6.3 billion compared to $6.1 billion …

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Consob Blocks 4 More Illegal Trading Platforms

Italy’s financial market watchdog, Consob, has blocklisted four more websites for operating illegally in the country. The number of fraudulent blocklisted platforms reduced to 805 is the ongoing effort by authorities to reduce illegal activity within this industry.   The Italian regulators added four sites that offer high-risk financial instruments such as forex and contracts …

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Futu’s Net Profit Rises 23%, Despite Drop in Trading Vol

Futu, an online brokerage that provides Chinese investors with access to the Hong Kong and US stock markets, has released its unaudited third-quarter financial results. The company reports a 12.4% increase in revenue, reaching $247.9 million. The company’s gross profit rose 18% year-over-year (YoY) to $220.1 million, while the net income increased by 22.7% in …

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MetaQuotes Targets Mobile Traders with New MT5 Web

MetaQuotes, the Forex trading technology provider, announced a new MetaTrader 5 (MT5) web terminal Monday for forex and a contract for difference trading. The launch comes a month after the incident where Apple pulled down the company’s popular MetaTrader 4 and 5 mobile trading apps from its App Store without warning. The suspension was due …

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Equiti Group Opens Cyprus Office after Getting CySEC License

On Monday, Equiti Group opened a new office in Limassol, Cyrus. Equity Group provides multi-asset financial products and an online trading platform technology. Equiti operates in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and America. Equiti Group opened a new office in Cyprus just over one month after the company’s Cypriot subsidiary, Equiti …

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24 Exchange Records High FX NDF Trade Volumes in October

In October 2022, 24 Exchange, a multi-asset trading platform in Bamuda saw record numbers of forex non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) traded daily and weekly.   24 Exchange reached a record high for daily forex NDF trade volume at $1.476 billion. The company’s weekly FX NDF volume between October 17-21 was also historic, measuring in at $1.175 …

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CySEC Revokes ICF Membership of Four Companies

The CySEC withdrew the Investors Compensation Fund membership of four companies (ICF). The four companies are; Sharelink Securities & Financial Services, MPS Marketplace Securities, Woodbrook Group, and Finteractive. The Cypriot regulator recently removed the ICF membership of multiple companies, some of which have also lost their CIF licenses. These businesses include iTrader, Daweda Exchange, and …

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CySEC Fines GCB Ltd €120k for Possible License Offense

On Friday, CySEC announced an agreement of €120,000 with General Capital Brokers Limited, a Cyprus Investment Firm. The Cyprus financial market regulator said the settlement would cover the broker’s possible breach of several laws, including the country’s investment services and Activities and the Regulated Markets Law of 2017. CySEC fined the brokerage for failing to …

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