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WFE Focus January 2011
Inter-market links

BM&FBOVESPA and Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago sign strategic joint operating agreement

On 13 December 2010, BM&FBOVESPA and the Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago signed a strategic joint operating agreement which will enable connectivity between the two exchanges, in particular order routing and the distribution of market data. It also includes other initiatives, such as the development of the Chilean derivatives market at Santiago Stock Exchange, the establishment of joint initiatives related to settlement, clearing and central counterparty, and access to the BM&FBOVESPA/CME trading platform for markets administered by the Chilean stock exchange. The agreement and the implementation of the system are subject to regulatory authorization and other approvals. The settlement and clearing of orders executed through the system will be carried out in accordance to the laws and regulation in force in the market where the transaction is performed.

Budapest Stock Exchange and Wiener Börse provide capital market know-how to Macedonian Stock Exchange

The Budapest Stock Exchange and Wiener Börse jointly with the Hungarian International Training Center for Bankers and the Viennese consulting company Capital Market Experts, will set up a capital market training center at the Macedonian Stock Exchange. In the future, employees of the Macedonian Exchange and market participants will benefit from the Austrian and Hungarian experts who will teach European practices for financial instruments and securities trading.

Eurex plans to expand cooperation with European Energy Exchange

Eurex intends to intensify its cooperation with the European Energy Exchange (EEX). The objective is to further strengthen Leipzig as a European center of expertise for energy and emissions products. In line with this, Eurex and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) concluded an agreement that will allow Eurex to acquire LBBW’s stake in EEX. Eurex currently holds a 35.2% stake in EEX.

Osaka Securities Exchange allows Tokyo Commodity Exchange to set up backup center within OSE's backup facility

The Osaka Securities Exchange and Tokyo Commodity Exchange agreed that TOCOM will use a part of the backup facility which OSE has established for its next generation derivatives trading system named J-GATE in case of emergencies.

TAIFEX partners with Multi Commodity Exchange

The Taiwan Futures Exchange and Multi Commodity Exchange of India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share information and best practices pertaining to product development, business and marketing initiatives, as well as technology and any area of mutual interest of derivatives markets in Taiwan and India.

Tehran Stock Exchange signs MOU with Damascus Securities Exchange

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Tehran Stock Exchange and Damascus Securities Exchange on 7 December 2010. The agreement aims at strengthening and widening the cooperation between the two organizations, especially in the areas of technology, the launch of new products, reporting and information dissemination procedures, market making, exchange of information and/or experts. It also intends to spread awareness of the legal infrastructure available in both markets, as well as investment opportunities. The MOU will ensure a periodic exchange of information and encourage collaboration between brokers in both markets.

Tokyo Stock Exchange Group and Hanoi Stock Exchange sign MOU

On 13 December 2010, the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group and the Hanoi Stock Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop the collaborative ties between the two exchanges and contribute to the further development of both securities markets. In particular, this MOU will promote cooperation in the area of information technology and trading systems through the exchange of IT personnel and information, thereby providing a better investment environment to the investors in both Japan and Vietnam.

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