KCG Said to Seek at Least $300 Million for HotSpot Unit

October 30, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

KCG Holdings Inc. (KCG) , the trading firm formed in the aftermath of Knight Capital Group Inc.’s near collapse, is seeking at least $300 million for its currencies unit, people with knowledge of the matter said.

US Salamander Hotspot Could Fall to New Disease

October 30, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

A newly described fungal disease is killing salamanders and newts in Europe and could soon land on U.S. The disease invades the skin of salamanders and newts, and is related to another fungus that has been wiping out frog and other amphibian populations around the world. "If it gets here, it's going to be really bad," said Karen Lips, a biologist at the University of Maryland who participated in …

KCG reports loss, says could sell Hotspot FX trading venue

October 30, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

Trading firm KCG Holdings Inc , which reported a third quarter loss on Thursday, said it may sell its electronic foreign exchange trading venue, Hotspot, as regulatory pressures in the FX market may make the unit more attractive to potential buyers. KCG reported a net loss of $9.6 million, or 9 cents per share in the period, compared with a profit of $227.8 million, or $1.99 a share, a year …

Western Vic firearms hotspot

October 30, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

A SENATE inquiry into illegal firearms has been told only three per cent of the 500 guns stolen in Victoria in the past 12 months have been recovered.

The Sentinel published Staffordshire Police launch half-term anti-social behaviour after…

October 29, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

POLICE have launched a half-term crackdown on anti-social behaviour.Operation Sparkler will see increased patrols around 'hotspot' areas, along with efforts to educate young people about the law.The initiative was launched at the start of the half-term holidays and will continue through the Halloween and Bonfire Night period until November 10.Chief Inspector Amanda Davies, who is responsible for …

Police launch half-term anti-social behaviour crackdown after…

October 29, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

POLICE have launched a half-term crackdown on anti-social behaviour.Operation Sparkler will see increased patrols around 'hotspot' areas, along with efforts to educate young people about the law.The initiative was launched at the start of the half-term holidays and will continue through the Halloween and Bonfire Night period until November 10.Chief Inspector Amanda Davies, who is responsible for …