Online broker DLJdirect SFG Securities Inc. has announced that it will begin a stock trading service in April to accept orders by voice over the Internet, in cooperation with IBM Japan Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd.
Tokyo-based DLJdirect said Thursday it hopes to attract keyboard-shy potential online investors, particularly those in their 50s and 60s, to give it an edge in the increasingly competitive market that has been growing since October, when the government deregulated stock brokerage commissions.

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