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Europe testing limits of science to curb high-frequency market manipulation

Securities body wants trading venue clocks synchronised to within a nanosecond but such precision not yet possible
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:50

London

REGULATORS are testing the limits of science in their drive to stop high-frequency traders from manipulating European securities markets.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) wants high-frequency trading venues to synchronise their clocks to within a