Dow Jones Announces Agreement with OANDA

Dow Jones foreign-exchange news and information offered in English, Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese and Russian

Nov 13, 2009, 08:00 ET from Dow Jones & Company

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dow Jones & Company, a News Corporation company (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV;, has signed an agreement to provide OANDA customers with Dow Jones's streaming currency news and information in six languages including English, Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese and Russian. OANDA ( is the trusted source for forex traders who need access to foreign exchange data and services.

"We are pleased to offer our customers the ability to tap into the power of Dow Jones's foreign exchange market coverage. The integration of Dow Jones news with OANDA will provide our clients with the information they need to make sound decisions in this fast-moving market," said Dean Popplewell, currency analyst, OANDA.

"Dow Jones is committed to bringing users the targeted local-language news that moves currencies in a format that can be quickly digested by individual traders trying to stay ahead of the market," said Richard Hanks, senior vice president and chief commercial officer, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group. "The in-depth pre- and post-economic indicator analysis and forecasts available via Dow Jones commentary and forex columns offers traders an unmatched advantage."

More than 438,000 financial professionals in 66 countries turn to Dow Jones for breaking news, commentary and analysis, including market-moving corporate, economic, market, financial and political news. Reporting from nearly 90 bureaus across the globe, Dow Jones publishes up to 18,000 news items each day, in 11 languages, covering all asset classes. Dow Jones products help customers build relationships, create market opportunities and enhance trust in their services.

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Dow Jones & Company ( is a News Corporation company (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; Dow Jones is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Client Solutions, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises. Dow Jones owns 50% of SmartMoney and 33% of STOXX Ltd. and provides news content to radio stations in the U.S.


OANDA started in 1995 as the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information. Since then the "OANDA Rate"® has become the touchstone for corporations, tax authorities, auditing firms and even central banks. In 2001 OANDA launched FXTrade, the first fully automated online forex trading platform. FXTrade was the first platform to offer immediate execution, support trades and accounts of any size, enable true 24/7 trading, and eliminate the rollover swap by calculating interest by the second. OANDA's innovative technology has enabled it to sustain a large trading volume. Peak performance has been measured at 1.5 million trades a day, far exceeding the volume typically handled through any of the leading global banks or electronic communication networks (ECNs) that trade forex. OANDA Corporation is a registered Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). OANDA Corporation owns the following subsidiaries: OANDA Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore with a Capital Markets Services licence; and OANDA Middle East Corporation Ltd., with a license from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

SOURCE Dow Jones & Company