A dealer monitors screens in a dealing room of a brokerage in Tokyo
A dealer monitors screens in a dealing room of a brokerage in Tokyo January 4, 2010. The Tokyo Stock Exchange launched its $145 million "Arrowhead" system on Monday, as Asia's biggest bourse targets a dramatic increase in speed to revive its business and reputation. Long derided as one of the world's slowest major exchanges, Tokyo will now be on par with global rivals such as New York and London. The system is supposed to process trades 600 times faster than previously and be able to handle much larger volumes.
REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS)