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Germany Wants More Control of High-Frequency Trading, HB Reports

July 05, 2012

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble wants more control over high-frequency trading to minimize risks to the financial system, Handelsblatt reported, citing a draft law.

High-frequency trading accounts for 40 percent of total trading volumes in Germany, Handelsblatt reported, citing Bundesbank estimates.

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