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Kuroda says controls on high-frequency trading ‘critical’

High-frequency trading

High-frequency trading runs the risk of impairing market stability, and both regulators and exchanges should take action, according to Bank of Japan (BoJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

In remarks to a conference today (September 3), Kuroda said there was some evidence that HFT could improve market liquidity and reduce volatility by correcting the market rapidly when small arbitrage opportunities appear.

But he warned some studies had found HFT could harm liquidity and contribute to volatility in

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