Electronic Communication Network

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Electronic Communication Network

A computer system that facilitates over-the-counter trading as well as exchange trading. The electronic communication network sends buy or sell orders to the appropriate specialist on the floor of a stock exchange, bypassing the floor broker. A company running an ECN charges a fee for its services.
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The ministers will examine the state of play of the regulation, presented on 26 March, proposing measures to facilitate investment in high-speed electronic communication networks by reducing the costs involved (4615).
Articles discuss topics such as historical overviews of the stock market and corporate economies, demutualization and the globalization of stock markets, cross-listing and the evolution of global stock market liquidity, and the impact of electronic communication networks on exchange trading and derivatives regulation.
By aggregating liquidity from multiple sources, including electronic communication networks (ECNs), Jefferies Bache traders can automatically derive base prices, stream tailored quotes to clients, manage positions, handle client order flow, check client credit, automatically hedge positions and route orders to counterparties.
The EU has contributed 7.4 million to radio astronomy projects EXPReS and NEXPReS - two high-speed electronic communication networks that the European Commission says are at the heart of a "groundbreaking technique" to produce real-time, high-resolution images of distant galaxies.
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The EU has contributed 7.4 million to radio astronomy projects EXPReS and NEXPReS - two high-speed electronic communication networks that the European Commission says are at the heart of a 'groundbreaking technique' to produce real-time, high-resolution images of distant galaxies.
Italy, which will chair the informal session proposes to debate the following themes on the basis of European Commission information and documents: state of development of the broadband infrastructures and services in the various Member States, guidelines for the employment of the structural funds in the sector, condition of standards in the electronic communication networks sector (3G, UMTS, MHP) and the management of rights on digital networks (digital right management).

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