Asia is a challenging trading environment; a region by name it is far from a homogenous marketplace. Scarce liquidity, reactionary regulation and wide spreads have long conspired against the introduction of electronic trading in Asia's exchange-driven markets. But now, with the widespread adoption of FIX in Asia and the global trend towards best execution and unbundling, advanced trading techniques are taking hold like never before. The TRADE Asia, sister publication of The TRADE, is dedicated to following developments in the Asian markets.