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WFE Focus December 2011
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CME Group to launch new NYMEX brent derivatives contracts and develop new Gulf coast crude oil futures contract

On 12 December 2011, CME Group launched for trading NYMEX Brent 25-day futures and options contracts. They will be listed for electronic trading on CME Globex, open-outcry and OTC clearing on CME ClearPort. In addition, the Exchange will work with oil market participants to discuss developing a new Gulf coast crude oil futures contract at the ECHO Terminal, a storage facility being developed by Enterprise Products Partners, to be listed on the NYMEX exchange.

NASDAQ OMX Group lists two new ETFs on NASDAQ indexes

The NASDAQ OMX Group has listed two new ETFs based on two new non-financial NASDAQ indexes: the NASDAQ-400 index which is designed to track the performance of securities that are next-eligible for inclusion into the NASDAQ-100 index, and the NASDAQ-500 index which is designed to track the top 500 non-financial securities listed on NASDAQ.

Osaka Securities Exchange will launch DJIA and Nikkei 225 VI futures

On 27 February 2012, the Osaka Securities Exchange will launch futures products based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nikkei Stock Average Volatility index.

RTS launches futures on Russian Federation government bonds

On 17 November 2011, RTS started trading a futures contract on a basket of six-year Russian Federation government bonds on FORTS. The underlying asset of the contract is Russian Federation government bonds with a period from the contract’s settlement to the maturity date comprising of 5-7 years.

Tokyo Stock Exchange lists new ETF based on TSE Mothers Core index

On 29 November 2011, the Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the listing the TSE Mothers Core ETF whose underlying is represented by the Mothers Core index.

Warsaw Stock Exchange lists futures on foreign company

In November 2011, the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed several single stock futures. Among them, the Exchange listed its first futures on a foreign company, Kernel Holding, a Ukraine-based holding company engaged in the agriculture sector.

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