Michael Lewis, author of a new book on high-speed trading, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. Photograph: Tabitha Soren/Handout/Reuters

The US Justice Department is investigating high-speed trading for possible insider trading, attorney general Eric Holder told lawmakers on Fri(...)

Average investors are being victimised by the fact that it’s legal for some people - high frequency traders -  to get advance news on prices and what investors are doing, Michael Lewis claims in his new book “Flash Boys”. Photograph: Jonathan Fickies/Bloomberg

The US stock market is a rigged game where high-frequency traders with advanced computers make tens of billions of dollars by jumping in front (...)

The SEC joins the CFTC and other US authorities including the Justice Department, Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and New York’s top banking regulator, in probing the matter. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether currency traders at the world’s biggest banks distorted prices for options a(...)

 Barclays Plc company’s headquarters in the Canary Wharf, London. US authorities could demand unrestricted access to internal messages and trading books at Barclays in London, Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and Société Générale in Paris.

US regulators are demanding the right to probe books, records and emails at the headquarters of Europe’s biggest financial groups, prompting deep EU u(...)

Troubled Irish betting-exchange Intrade is planning legal action to recover $3.5 million.

Troubled Irish-based betting exchange Intrade is planning legal action to recover $3.5 million following a month-long investigation into(...)

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