E*TRADE SELECTS REUTERS TO OFFER ONLINE JAPANESE LANGUAGE EQUITY SERVICE

E*TRADE Japan woos its customers with an exciting streaming website powered
by Reuters Bridge Internet Toolkit (RBIT) and leading global market data

Tokyo - Reuters, the global information, news and technology group, today announced that E*TRADE Japan, an online securities company, had selected its internet solution and global market data, news and information to deliver real-time Japanese equity online service for individual investors

Positioned as the next generation financial website, this online equity service has been built using RBIT website market data engine, real-time news, prices, charts, and market depth information all packaged in intuitive analytical displays designed to meet the demands of E*TRADE Japan customers. E*TRADE Japan has over 210,000 accounts accessible this browser environment.

E*TRADE Japan President, Taro Izuchi said : "Power E*TRADE Streamer (PET), an online Japanese equity service is designed to provide individuals with the tools and information to invest smarter, react faster and maximize their profit potential . Reuters highly sophisticated streaming solution has enabled E*TRADE Japan to make a major impact in the individual investors marketplace because individual investors like the professionals can now have access to a whole range of global financial market data and news and functionalities to make their stock selection."

Reuters Japan President, Richard Pascoe said : "Clients who use the Reuters
Bridge Internet Toolkit can integrate their streaming stock market data seamlessly into their websites with minimal design effort and cost." He added : "We are delighted to be working with E*TRADE Japan as well as E*TRADE in the US, a global leader in on-line investing who is pioneering innovative ways for its customers to use the internet to control and manage their investments."

This Reuters Bridge Internet Toolkit solution is specially designed to meet the needs of E*TRADE Japan customers. Its website has been enriched with functions such as streaming quotes, news, charts, market depth, historical database, broker queues, transaction history, portfolio functionality, market overviews and rankings.

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