NYX 360: 5 July, 2011

Bats options program, criticized by rivals, gets SEC approval - Bloomberg

LeadMedia Group lists on NYSE Alternext - NYX

NYSE Euronext leads IPO markets globally in first half of 2011 - NYX

Citigroup’s reverse split hits off-exchange trading much harder – FT Trading Room

NYSE’s data fortress powering the financial cloud – Data Center Knowledge

NYSE Tech’s cloud platform ready in a fortnight – Buy-Side Technology

The incredible shrinking data center -- Greg MacSweeney/Wall Street & Technology

NYSE Euronext General Counsel John Halvey on what’s next for the company – Corporate Counsel

Tilly's files for IPO of up to $100 mln – Reuters

Venture-backed IPOs gain strength in Q2– Reuters

How this year's tech IPOs are doing, and who's next - TechCrunch

Brussels delays decision on OTC rules - FT Trading Room

SEC delays some rules, but not 'naked access' - Traders

The Pope and commodities speculation - MarketBeat

Can stocks be safer than bonds? – Felix Salmon/Reuters

Announcing the NYSE Euronext Financial Markets Best Paper Award -- European Financial Management Association 

NY1 toasts shining scholar-athletes at NYSE - NY1

Elsewhere on the Exchanges blog, lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way:

Markets Higher, Closing News 7/1/11

Building Trust with U.S. Investors

Get Your Motor Runnin’

Whistleblowers, FCPA, Dodd-Frank and more

Apparel Company PVH at the NYSE

On this date in 1991, regulators in eight countries shut down the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, charging it with fraud, drug money laundering and illegal infiltration into the U.S. banking system. -- NYT

Today also is the birthday of P.T. Barnum (1810-1891).  His New York Times obituary reflects the life of a bigger-than-life American showman, including tales of Tom Thumb, Jumbo and 19th-century New York.   

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