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Moneyline Telerate releases managed-data-distribution platform, iHost; Bloomberg carries Hotspot FXi currency rates; Rabobank updates to Reuters' 3000 Xtra.

Moneyline Telerate has released a managed-data-distribution platform, and re-launched its trading-room platform, TRS. The new platform, called iHost, can be used by financial firms to manage market-data distribution without hosting it on site. The platform is made up of server farms at centrally located facilities globally. Clients each have a personalized system for data, entitlements, network monitoring, Web access and feed APIs. Christopher Feeney, chief executive officer of the New York City-based data vendor, said in a statement that the system reduces infrastructure costs.

Bloomberg customers can now access live, executable, streaming foreign-exchange market data from Hotspot FXi, a Watchung, N.J.-based electronic-trading and currency-matching platform. Hotspot FXi's proprietary data feed includes spot FX market data for all major currency pairs and crosses. Hotspot FXi derives its data from its marketplace, where multiple bank market makers provide live prices for customers to view and trade on. In addition, Hotspot FXi customers can enter bids and offers anonymously. The market-data is available on Bloomberg Professional and runs through Bloomberg Analytics.

Rabobank Group has implemented Reuters' 3000 Xtra on more than 300 user desktops. Rabobank is replacing its existing Reuters 2000 and 3000 products at its Rabobank Group Treasury, Rabobank International, Robeco and Rabo Securities divisions. The firm will use the latest version of the Reuters desktop at its asset-management, equities-brokerage and treasury, and capital-markets departments.

Fitch Ratings, a New York City-based international-ratings agency, has launched FitchCDx.com, a credit-derivatives Web platform. Credit-derivative-market participants can use the Web site to view consolidated Fitch Ratings' analysis and research on credit derivatives. Initially, FitchCDx.com will include weekly credit-default-swap prices, automated reference-entity-rating news, credit-derivative-market commentary and CDS analytic data. Later the platform will add access to the vendors' CDO performance analytics.

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