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Saxo Capital Markets Launches Australian Retail Operations

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SYDNEY, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Saxo Capital Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd (‘SCM Australia’) , the online trading and investment specialist, today announced the launch of its retail operations in Australia, offering investors the opportunity to trade thousands of asset classes across award-winning online platforms.

Saxo Capital Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saxo Bank A/S. It holds an Australian Financial Services Licence 280372 and is regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.

The move extends Saxo Bank Group’s reach in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific, and is consistent with its goal of being the premier multi-asset online trading platform in the world.

SCM Australia offers local traders sophisticated trading platforms such as SaxoTrader and SaxoWebTrader, permitting the trading of foreign exchange, CFDs and stocks with live streaming prices and lightning-fast stock trades. SCM Australia provides clients with access to over 160 foreign exchange crosses, more than 13,000 stocks from 25 major exchanges and over 140 Futures contracts on live market prices from over 19 exchanges. SCM Australia’s CEO Anthony Griffin said the company believed it had the services and competitive offering to transform the online trading market in Australia.

Mr Griffin states, “In Australia, we will be adopting the standard Saxo business model that has been successfully implemented in over 20 countries and bringing our award-winning platforms to the market.”

Further, he states, “It was critical to ensure that investors were educated as much as possible on the asset classes they were trading in and the risks involved. As a result, SCM has a number of online educational tools available to ensure investors are informed.”

SCM Australia recently completed the acquisition of Logos Commodities Pty Ltd, the holding company of Commodity Broking Services Pty Ltd, bringing with it an excellent client base and broadening its suite of services.

Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen, co-founders and CEOs of Saxo Bank, said in a joint statement:

“While opening an office in Sydney is a strategic decision to support our Asia-Pacific expansion and growth strategy, it has always been a priority for Saxo Bank. The acquisition has brought with it both tremendous staff as well as a great range of clients. That has given us the critical mass for doing business here. This is a good time for us to prove our commitment to the Australian market.”

Saxo Bank was founded in 1992. Saxo Bank’s trading platforms have defined the company’s success in the online trading space for over a decade. Since introducing the SaxoTrader in 1998, Saxo Bank has enhanced and improved its platforms to meet the evolving needs of traders and investors in a continuously changing industry. The Group has expanded overseas since 2006 and now has operations in more than 20 countries including major financial centres such as Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Zurich, Dubai, and Paris.

Disclaimer:

Saxo Capital Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saxo Bank A/S, the Copenhagen-headquartered online trading and investment specialist. It holds an Australian Financial Services Licence 280372 and is regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. Leveraged investments in foreign exchange or derivatives carry a high degree of risk and may result in significant gains or losses. You should carefully consider your financial situation and consult your independent financial advisors as to the suitability of your situation prior to making any investments. For further information, please see: http://au.saxomarkets.com/about-us/general-disclaimer

About Saxo Capital Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd

Saxo Capital Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saxo Bank A/S, the Copenhagen-headquartered online trading and investment specialist. It holds an Australian Financial Services Licence and is regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. Clients can trade Forex, CFDs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives via SaxoWebTrader and SaxoTrader, its leading multi-asset online trading platforms. SaxoTrader is available directly through Saxo Capital Markets or through one of its institutional clients. White labelling is a significant business area for Saxo Capital Markets, and involves customising and branding of its online trading platform for other financial institutions and brokers.

For more information, please visit http://www.saxomarkets.com.au

SOURCE﹛Saxo Bank

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January 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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Corvil Delivers the First Multi-Team Latency Management Platform

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LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for global financial markets, today announced significant updates to its CorvilNet platform that will bring the benefits of latency management to multiple trading businesses and support teams in the same organization. This is in response to demand from customers looking to update and consolidate multiple disparate infrastructures into one common low-latency trading infrastructure that can be shared cost effectively across all businesses. Supported by a common product platform to assure performance and latency of the underlying data and transactions.

The new release extends the reach of the CorvilNet latency management platform into multiple asset classes and departments. A single CorvilNet installation can now serve multiple departments with the relevant analysis and metrics for their business needs. Executives, trading desks, trade support teams and infrastructure teams will now have one-click access to CorvilNet with real-time and historical views, tailored to their specific requirements. These views also include the option to restrict access to specific order flow. For example, multiple trading desks across asset classes can share a single CorvilNet deployment with the assurance that other trading desks cannot access their order flow analysis.

Donal O’Sullivan, VP Product Management Corvil said, “By replacing several outdated monitoring systems with a single latency management platform, which is flexible enough to meet the needs of the entire organisation, our customers are achieving considerable cost savings.”

One of the users is Deutsche Borse, which is refreshing its global latency monitoring system and adding new capabilities for its recent 10G co-location service with the latest version of the CorvilNet platform.

“CorvilNet provides both our customers and us with a complete and comprehensive latency insight of Deutsche Borse Group’s markets. With the upgrade to the new CorvilNet system we renew our commitment to offer the best services to our customers,” said Matthias Kluber, Executive Vice President Deutsche Borse, responsible for Networks and Infrastructure.

Other highlights in the release include the CorvilNet Latency Feed; which allows real-time multicast distribution of CorvilNet latency data; distributed multi-hop analysis; time of day alerting and zero traffic alerts, e.g. when market data or trading sessions fail.

The new release is available immediately; contact your Corvil sales representative for further information.

Corvil

Corvil is a provider of Latency Management systems for global financial markets. The company was founded in 2000 and operates from New York, London, Singapore and Dublin. Customers use Corvil for precision monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting of performance for their trading applications and networks. In addition, Corvil’s products are used to demonstrate latency compliance and transparency of services such as co-location, direct feeds and Direct Market Access (DMA) offered to trading clients. For more information on Corvil, please visit http://www.corvil.com.

SOURCE﹛Corvil

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January 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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Corvil Delivers the First Multi-Team Latency Management Platform

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LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for global financial markets, today announced significant updates to its CorvilNet platform that will bring the benefits of latency management to multiple trading businesses and support teams in the same organization. This is in response to demand from customers looking to update and consolidate multiple disparate infrastructures into one common low-latency trading infrastructure that can be shared cost effectively across all businesses. Supported by a common product platform to assure performance and latency of the underlying data and transactions.

The new release extends the reach of the CorvilNet latency management platform into multiple asset classes and departments. A single CorvilNet installation can now serve multiple departments with the relevant analysis and metrics for their business needs. Executives, trading desks, trade support teams and infrastructure teams will now have one-click access to CorvilNet with real-time and historical views, tailored to their specific requirements. These views also include the option to restrict access to specific order flow. For example, multiple trading desks across asset classes can share a single CorvilNet deployment with the assurance that other trading desks cannot access their order flow analysis.

Donal O’Sullivan, VP Product Management Corvil said, “By replacing several outdated monitoring systems with a single latency management platform, which is flexible enough to meet the needs of the entire organisation, our customers are achieving considerable cost savings.”

One of the users is Deutsche Borse, which is refreshing its global latency monitoring system and adding new capabilities for its recent 10G co-location service with the latest version of the CorvilNet platform.

“CorvilNet provides both our customers and us with a complete and comprehensive latency insight of Deutsche Borse Group’s markets. With the upgrade to the new CorvilNet system we renew our commitment to offer the best services to our customers,” said Matthias Kluber, Executive Vice President Deutsche Borse, responsible for Networks and Infrastructure.

Other highlights in the release include the CorvilNet Latency Feed; which allows real-time multicast distribution of CorvilNet latency data; distributed multi-hop analysis; time of day alerting and zero traffic alerts, e.g. when market data or trading sessions fail.

The new release is available immediately; contact your Corvil sales representative for further information.

Corvil

Corvil is a provider of Latency Management systems for global financial markets. The company was founded in 2000 and operates from New York, London, Singapore and Dublin. Customers use Corvil for precision monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting of performance for their trading applications and networks. In addition, Corvil’s products are used to demonstrate latency compliance and transparency of services such as co-location, direct feeds and Direct Market Access (DMA) offered to trading clients. For more information on Corvil, please visit http://www.corvil.com.

SOURCE﹛Corvil

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January 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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TripAdvisor Announces Asia’s Best Hotels with 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards

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Top Properties in Asia Named for Best Luxury and Bargain, Best for Service, B&Bs and Inns, All-Inclusive, Spa and Trendiest Categories

SINGAPORE, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel site*, has announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice(R) awards. The 10th annual awards revealed premier properties all over the world, in addition to winners in the categories of Best Luxury and Bargain, Best for Service, B&Bs and Inns, All-Inclusive, Spa and Trendiest. In total, 3,943 properties globally have been recognized this year with dedicated lists featuring 30 countries and eight regions worldwide. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/01/26/20120126134542864980-l.jpg )

This is TripAdvisor’s biggest awards ever with expanded categories from “Top 10” to “Top 25” winners, providing more inspiration for travellers seeking remarkable properties around the world. Within Asia, properties from 16 countries have been recognized by TripAdvisor travellers.

“TripAdvisor is incredibly proud to announce its Travellers’ Choice award-winning hotels for the tenth year,” said Jean Ow-Yeong, TripAdvisor spokesperson. “We’re also thrilled to grow our awards with winner lists for twice as many markets globally this year, as we continue our mission to help more travellers around the world plan and have the perfect trip.”

Notes to Editors:

Awards selection:

The winners are based on the more than 60 million reviews and opinions from travellers on TripAdvisor, including traveller ratings for specific categories. Reviews and opinions were analysed using an algorithm similar to that used by TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index taking into account the property’s quality overall and for a particular category, according to traveller reviews and opinions, as well as the quantity and recency of content written on TripAdvisor.

Select 2012 Winners

Best Hotel in Asia – Taj Lake Palace Udaipur( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297672-d302377-Reviews-Taj_Lake_Palace_Udaipur-Udaipur_Rajasthan.html ) – Udaipur, India

Best Luxury (4&5 star) Hotel in the World and in Asia – Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo(http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1066443-d1235856-Reviews-Shangri_La_Hotel_Tokyo-Chiyoda_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html ) –

Tokyo, Japan

Best Bargain in the World and Asia – HueNino Hotel( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1066443-d1235856-Reviews-Shangri_La_Hotel_Tokyo-Chiyoda_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html ) – Hue, Vietnam

Best for Service in the Asia – Pavillon d’Orient Boutique-Hotel( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297390-d1017524-Reviews-Pavillon_d_Orient_Boutique_Hotel-Siem_Reap_Siem_Reap_Province.html ) – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Best B&B and Inn in Asia – Saubhag Bed and Breakfast( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g304551-d1173783-Reviews-Saubhag_Bed_and_Breakfast-New_Delhi_National_Capital_Territory_of_Delhi.html ) – New Delhi, India

Best All-Inclusive in Asia – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1752120-d302458-Reviews-Taj_Exotica_Resort_Spa-Emboodhu_Finolhu.html ) – Emboodhu Finolhu, Maldives

Best Relaxation and Spa in Asia – Desa Seni A Village Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1752120-d302458-Reviews-Taj_Exotica_Resort_Spa-Emboodhu_Finolhu.html ) – Canggu, Indonesia

Trendiest Hotel in Asia – Quincy Hotel( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294265-d1235512-Reviews-The_Quincy_Hotel_by_Far_East_Hospitality-Singapore.html ) – Singapore

Top 25 Asia Hotels

— Taj Lake Palace Udaipur( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297672-d302377-Reviews-Taj_Lake_Palace_Udaipur-Udaipur_Rajasthan.html ) – Udaipur, India
— Cocoa Island Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298335-d308275-Reviews-Cocoa_Island_Resort-South_Male_Atoll.html ) – South Male Atoll, Maldives
— Layana Resort and Spa( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g303905-d499913-Reviews-Layana_Resort_and_Spa-Ko_Lanta_Krabi_Province.html ) – Ko Lanta, Thailand
— Constance Moofushi Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298324-d1053329-Reviews-Constance_Moofushi_Resort_Maldives-South_Ari_Atoll.html ) – South Ari Atoll, Maldives
— Casa del Mar( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1096282-d307707-Reviews-Casa_del_Mar_Langkawi-Pantai_Cenang_Langkawi_Langkawi_District_Kedah.html ) – Langkawi, Malaysia
— Amazing Ngapali Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g612368-d648209-Reviews-Amazing_Ngapali_Resort-Ngapali.html ) – Ngapali, Myanmar
— Soneva Gili by Six Senses( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g612368-d648209-Reviews-Amazing_Ngapali_Resort-Ngapali.html ) – North Male Atoll, Maldives
— Sojourn Boutique Villas( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297390-d1437944-Reviews-Sojourn_Boutique_Villas-Siem_Reap_Siem_Reap_Province.html ) – Siem Reap, Cambodia
— Baros Maldives( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298332-d316882-Reviews-Baros_Maldives-North_Male_Atoll.html ) – North Male Atoll, Maldives
— La Residence d’Angkor by Orient-Express( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297390-d301738-Reviews-La_Residence_d_Angkor_by_Orient_Express-Siem_Reap_Siem_Reap_Province.html ) – Siem Reap, Cambodia
— Orange County Kabini( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g304553-d1123252-Reviews-Orange_County_Kabini-Mysore_Karnataka.html ) – Mysore, India
— Komaneka at Tanggayuda( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297701-d626311-Reviews-Komaneka_at_Tanggayuda-Ubud_Bali.html ) – Ubud, Indonesia
— Nihiwatu( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297731-d486594-Reviews-Nihiwatu-Sumba_East_Nusa_Tenggara.html ) – Sumba, Indonesia
— Hansar Bangkok( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293916-d1958185-Reviews-Hansar_Bangkok-Bangkok.html ) – Bangkok Thailand
— Fairmont Beijing( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294212-d1234659-Reviews-Fairmont_Beijing-Beijing.html) – Beijing, China
— Jamahal Private Resort & SPA( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297696-d609918-Reviews-Jamahal_Private_Resort_SPA-Jimbaran_Nusa_Dua_Peninsula_Bali.html ) – Bali, Indonesia
— Veligandu Island Resort( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298323-d316959-Reviews-Veligandu_Island_Resort-North_Ari_Atoll.html ) – North Ari Atoll, Maldives
— Siripanna Grand Resort & Villa( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293917-d1594693-Reviews-Siripanna_Grand_Resort_Villa-Chiang_Mai.html ) – Chiang Mai, Thailand
— Sandalwood Luxury Villas( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293918-d968136-Reviews-Sandalwood_Luxury_Villas-Koh_Samui_Surat_Thani_Province.html ) – Koh Samui, Thailand
— Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293917-d503193-Reviews-Mandarin_Oriental_Dhara_Dhevi_Chiang_Mai-Chiang_Mai.html ) – Chiang Mai, Thailand
— The Samaya Bali( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g469404-d603376-Reviews-The_Samaya_Bali-Seminyak_Bali.html ) – Bali, Indonesia
— Mandarin Oriental( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294217-d301413-Reviews-Mandarin_Oriental_Hong_Kong-Hong_Kong.html ) – Hong Kong, China
— Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1179396-d505232-Reviews-Zazen_Boutique_Resort_Spa-Bophut_Koh_Samui_Surat_Thani_Province.html ) – Bophut, Thailand
— La Residence Phou Vao by Orient-Express( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1179396-d505232-Reviews-Zazen_Boutique_Resort_Spa-Bophut_Koh_Samui_Surat_Thani_Province.html ) – Luang Prabang, Laos
— Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1179396-d505232-Reviews-Zazen_Boutique_Resort_Spa-Bophut_Koh_Samui_Surat_Thani_Province.html ) – Chiang Mai, Thailand

For the complete list of TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travellers’ Choice winners, more reviews, opinions and candid holiday photographs, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/TravelersChoice.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor(R) is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 18 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 65 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor’s travel media brands include: http://www.airfarewatchdog.com, http://www.bookingbuddy.com, http://www.cruisecritic.com, http://www.familyvacationcritic.com, http://www.flipkey.com, http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk, http://www.independenttraveler.com, http://www.onetime.com, http://www.seatguru.com, http://www.sniqueaway.com, http://www.smartertravel.com, http://www.travelpod.com, http://www.virtualtourist.com, and http://www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2011

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, August 2011

(C)2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE: TripAdvisor

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January 31, 2012 at 11:08 am

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