Chapter 8

The Regulation of High-Frequency Trading: An Asian Perspective

Imad Moosa and Vikash Ramiah,    445 Swanston St., Melbourne, Vic 3000, Australia,    imad.moosa@rmit.edu.au; vikash.ramiah@rmit.edu.au

Abstract

In 2010 high-frequency trading (HFT) started to attract the attention of regulators as it was alleged that the practice was responsible for the flash crash of May 2010. Asian regulators have been entertaining the idea of imposing restrictions of some sort on HFT. The objective of this study is to examine the arguments for and against HFT, hence the arguments for and against the regulation of the practice from an Asian perspective. We will examine the extent of HFT in the main Asian markets and with a view to come up with recommendations ...

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