NO 231 – MAY 2012
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WFE Focus January 2012
Inter-market links

ASEAN trading link set for launch
The ASEAN Trading Link, a cross-border trading link being established by a group of South East Asian stock exchanges, will be launched in June 2012. Bursa Malaysia and Singapore Exchange will be connected first with the Stock Exchange of Thailand added in August 2012. The partners have also formalized an agreement with FTSE to provide a range of ASEAN market data and analytics. NYSE Euronext’s IT unit and SunGard have designed and built the technology required for the trading link.

Baku Interbank Currency Exchange and Moscow International Currency Association sign MoU
The Baku Interbank Currency Exchange and the Moscow International Currency Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create favorable conditions for financial institutions of the Azerbaijani Republic and the Russian Federation to participate in the trades of both institutions’ trading systems.

BM&FBOVESPA and Santiago Stock Exchange announce start of derivatives market development in Chile
BM&FBOVESPA and the Santiago Stock Exchange signed an agreement on 12 April 2012 that sets out the implementation of the Chilean derivatives market at the Santiago Stock Exchange. The agreement provides for the transfer of derivatives market knowledge from BM&FBOVESPA to the Chilean Exchange, encompassing products such as equity, interest rate and FX options and futures.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Hebei Financial Affairs Office sign MoU
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and the Chinese Hebei Province’s Financial Affairs Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and exchange of information.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Shandong Financial Services Office sign MoU
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and the Shandong Financial Services Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and exchange of information. Both parties also co-organized a conference for Shandong-based enterprises on listing in Hong Kong.

İMKB signs MoU with Macedonian Stock Exchange
İMKB (Istanbul Stock Exchange) and the Macedonian Stock Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 4 May 2012. The main purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to deepen and enhance the already established cooperation between the two stock exchanges, and in particular to collaborate in several areas such as the transfer of know-how in relation to trading, order routing, listing of securities, settlement and clearing, dissemination of information as well as the surveillance of transactions, among other things.

NASDAQ OMX Group and Egyptian Exchange extend technology agreement
The NASDAQ OMX Group and the Egyptian Exchange have entered an agreement that extends their relationship for a further five years on exchange technology. Under the terms of the agreement, NASDAQ OMX will continue to support the EGX trading platform, powered by NASDAQ OMX technology, which started operating in November of 2008.

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