Platforms turn to pricing in fight for market share

Signs may be appearing of a maturing market

Mark Warms, BBVA

Professor Frink, one of the more eccentric characters in cartoon show The Simpsons, once declared computers in the future would be "twice as powerful, 10,000 times larger and so expensive that only the five richest kings in Europe" could own them.

Clearly, in that particular episode the show's creators were poking fun at some of the more outrageous predictions of technological innovation to come. In comparison with foreign exchange markets, while the reaction to Thomson Reuters' $625 million

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