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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group said high levels of trading activity among existing clients and new customer growth helped grow revenue 61.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of its fiscal year.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech is in talks with a number of parties regarding the sale of its financials division TradeTech.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group has said it expects to post higher-than-expected year-on-year revenue growth for its 2020 financial year, due to elevated financial market volatility and high levels of client trading activity in Q4.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group has named Charlie Rozes as its new chief financial officer.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group says it has benefitted from “exceptionally high levels” of financial market volatility caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), which has resulted in significant revenue growth in Q4 to date.

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    Derivatives trading specialist IG Group has reported a 29.4% year-on-year increase in third quarter revenue, marking the business’ strongest results since the implementation of product intervention measures by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in August 2018.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings has reported a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit in the first six months of its financial year, primarily due to the impact of new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regulations.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings expects revenue for the first half of its 2020 financial year to match the prior year's £250m (€296.4m/$328.5m) total, despite a year-on-year decline in revenue from core markets.

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    SportStack, a new peer-to-peer sports exchange platform developed by two former Goldman Sachs FX traders, has launched in the UK.

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    Binary options could be banned in Australia under proposals unveiled by the nation’s corporate regulator. ASIC is also looking to impose stricter conditions on the issue and distribution of CFDs after expressing concerns about the amount consumers are losing.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings has cited the impact of new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regulations as the primary reason behind a 16% year-on-year drop in revenue in its 2019 financial year.

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    The Central Bank of Ireland is to introduce a ban on the sale of binary options to retail investors and also restrict the sale of contracts for difference (CFD) products.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider CMC Markets has cited the impact of new regulatory measures across Europe as the primary reason behind year-on-year declines across income and profit in 2018.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference provider IG Group Holdings has forecast a 17% year-on-year decline in revenue for the 2019 financial year, primarily due to a drop in over-the-counter revenue in the European Union.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference provider IG Group Holdings has confirmed that Andy Green is to step down as its chairman. Green will leave the role in September of this year.

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    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to introduce a permanent ban on the sale, marketing or distribution of binary options to retail consumers, with the new rules coming into effect from April 2.

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    Playtech has reported a 54% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, though growth for the year was largely down to the acquisition of Italian operator Snaitech, with the solutions giant’s B2B division struggling.

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    Investment services provider IG Group has highlighted an “improvement in client quality” after new regulations by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) led to a slump in retail clients in the first half of the 2019 fiscal year.

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    Turnover has slumped by around 20% in EU markets following regulatory changes introduced in July this year

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    Revenue falls to £84.2m in first half of financial derivatives trader's financial year

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