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WFE Focus February 2011
Inter-market links

BM&FBOVESPA and Shanghai Stock Exchange sign MoU
On 21 February 2011, BM&FBOVESPA and Shanghai Stock Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to start discussions regarding business opportunities and information exchange.

IntercontinentalExchange and TMX Group add US and Canadian products to their trading and clearing technology alliance
IntercontinentalExchange and TMX Group, owner of Natural Gas Exchange which offers leading trading and clearing services for natural gas, crude oil and electricity contracts, announced an agreement to add Canadian and US physical and Canadian financial crude oil products to their existing clearing and technology alliance.

NYSE Euronext and Tokyo Stock Exchange explore network linkage
On 1 March 2011, NYSE Euronext and the Tokyo Stock Exchange signed a letter of intent for network linkage to identify options that will offer customers of each exchange accessibility to the other’s markets through a network linkage. The Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) hub, being planned by NYSE Euronext and ‘arrownet,’ TSE’s trading and information network, will play an important role in the consideration of options for establishing a network linkage between the markets. Market data would also be available over the network. Both parties would also explore the potential of jointly expanding the network linkage to Asia, which would enable investors to more easily trade cross-borders and globally.

Tehran Stock Exchange signs MoU with Lahore Stock Exchange
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Tehran Stock Exchange and Lahore Stock Exchange on 9 February 2011. The agreement aims at strengthening and widening mutual understanding and cooperation between both exchanges, especially in the areas of technology, launching new products, reporting and information dissemination procedures, market making, exchange of information and/or experts, preparing environment for participating two markets brokers in each other markets. It also intends to spread awareness of the legal infrastructure available in both markets, as well as investment opportunities.

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