Bespoke Eikon China Desktop Launches
New Eikon version provides tailored functionality and content to China’s financial markets.
A new version of Eikon offers bankers, investors, analysts and traders in China key market information, news, analytics and trading tools in one easy-to-use, local-language financial markets desktop. With a tailored simplified Chinese-language graphical interface and extensive content, Thomson Reuters Eikon has been specifically adapted to support the continued growth of the financial market in China.
The launch of the Chinese version of Thomson Reuters Eikon comes at a time when China’s financial market is extending its influence over global markets with the emerging internationalization of Renminbi (RMB) and the Chinese State Council's goal to make Shanghai an international financial center by 2020. Specifically, Thomson Reuters Eikon provides an unrivalled resource for tracking the onshore and offshore RMB market, a capability of Thomson Reuters that saw the successful launch of FX swap RMB trading on Thomson Reuters Matching last August.
"With one of the most dynamic financial markets today, China's market professionals need next-generation tools designed to meet their unique needs for market analysis and trading to support their country's rapid growth," said David Craig, president of Financial and Risk, Thomson Reuters. "With a presence in China dating back more than 140 years, Thomson Reuters is pleased to continue to build on its close ties with China and to simplify how our customers there access information and connect to financial markets communities both domestically and internationally."
Customers attended a launch event in Beijing where the China management team spoke about and demonstrated the product. "Thomson Reuters Eikon is my primary choice of investment tool. With its easy-to-use and intuitive interface and search capabilities, Eikon enables me to quickly find the information and tools I need," said Zhuangzhi Yu, forex trader, EXIM Bank. "Rich news content and data combined with powerful charting analysis gives me the edge in the market and helps me make the sound trading decisions that my company and clients require. Eikon greatly improves the efficiency and clarity of my work."
Thomson Reuters has had a presence in China since 1871 and today has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong in addition to a dedicated Research and Development Centre in Beijing. Thomson Reuters biggest focus in China is its Financial & Risk business, providing traders and investors with real-time financial information, news, marketplaces, networks and execution capabilities. Thomson Reuters has more than 1,600 employees in China.
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