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WFE Focus April 2011
Inter-market links

BM&FBOVESPA and Colombian Exchange sign MoU

BM&FBOVESPA and the Colombia Stock Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which the two exchanges will explore alternatives focused on a possible interconnection of their equities, fixed-income and derivatives markets to promote the development of the capital markets.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Dalian Commodity Exchange sign MoU

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and the Dalian Commodity Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and the exchange of information.

Istanbul Stock Exchange becomes a shareholder of Sarajevo Stock Exchange

The Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) became a shareholder of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) by acquiring 5 percent of its capital. The ISE Settlement and Custody Bank Inc. (Takasbank) and the Central Registry Agency of Turkey Inc. also became shareholders of SASE with 5 percent share, each. Mr. Hüseyin Erkan, ISE Chairman & CEO, mentioned that the Bosnia-Herzegovina Capital Markets Law was revised to allow the participation of foreign stock exchanges and other financial institutions in SASE’s capital. Mr. Erkan said “SASE offered us to become partners. SASE plays an important role in Southeastern Europe, and is a bright, promising market with a high potential. I believe that this cooperation will help SASE to develop its investor profile. We sincerely hope that this cooperation will produce satisfactory results for both sides”. The ISE is also a shareholder of Kyrgyz Stock Exchange and Baku Stock Exchange.

Johannesburg Stock Exchange extends licensing agreement with CME Group to include wheat contract

On 5 July 2011, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange introduced a foreign-referenced wheat contract to the portfolio of commodities it offers under licence from the CME Group. The new contract, based on soft red winter wheat of the Chicago Board of Trade, provides local market participants with an alternative product should they see trading opportunities arising on this international benchmark.

NASDAQ OMX and RTS Stock Exchange announce market data partnership

The NASDAQ OMX Group and RTS Stock Exchange have reached a partnership agreement that will facilitate RTS efforts to more quickly realize and maximize profits for their market data content. NASDAQ OMX will provide RTS with a comprehensive suite of services to ensure compliance with RTS market data policies and best practices. The services will be performed by NASDAQ OMX Global Data Products through its Global Access program. This program allows companies to utilize NASDAQ OMX’s data distribution network and its sales, administrative and technical expertise to realize profits from market data content.

TMX Datalinx sign data distribution agreement with NASDAQ OMX

TMX Datalinx, TMX Group’s information services division, has entered into a bi-lateral agreement with NASDAQ OMX Global Data Products to make each marketplace’s market data available in their respective co-location facilities. Using TMXnet North America, TMX’s low latency network between Canada and the US, TMX and NASDAQ OMX’s co-location clients will receive low latency, reliable and cost efficient access to NASDAQ OMX and TMX market data.


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