News in brief - July (1)

E IFX, the London-based financial market-maker, has upgraded IFX Direct, its online FX trading platform. The system now offers instant trading in spot FX and EFP currency futures (EFPs) 24 hours a day. IFX Direct is aimed at institutional and professional traders, hedge funds, commodity trading advisers (CTAs) and experienced private investors. www.ifx.co.ukE Hemscott has launched a service that allows private and corporate clients to check the latest real-time share prices of listed compani