Proposed Regulation Would Require Stock Exchanges To Actually Test Backup Systems In The (Likely) Event They Screw Things Up (Again)By Jon Shazar
Russia may have the kind of official corruption that would make a Sicilian blush, a fairly weak grasp on the rule of law, a pair of would-be czars trading its top two political posts and, now, more orphans than it can give away. It also may have a stock exchange worth as much as the big one with the columns down on Broad Street.
The Moscow Exchange is going public, and wants the share-buying public to pay between US$4 billion and US$4.6 billion for it. By contrast, the London Stock Exchange has a market cap of about US$5.3 billion, and the New York Stock Exchange is selling itself—and the stock markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris, and the super-desirable Liffe futures exchange—for US$8.2 billion.
Of course, buying the Micex may be a bit riskier than buying NYSE Euronext, what with everyone’s favorite former KGB agent already weighing in. Read more »
Are you in the financial sector, overworked, and worried about layoffs? Are you willing to relocate for the right job? Are you aware that there’s a market where prospects are good for job growth, you won’t have to work too hard, and they’re more relaxed on age-of-consent issues than in Greenwich? It’s called Cambodia and it’s calling your name. Read more »