NO 232 – JUNE 2012
Sustainable stock exchanges

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WFE Focus June 2012

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange upgrades its trading platform

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange has entered into an agreement with the NASDAQ OMX Group to upgrade its trading platform. Under the terms of the agreement, ADX renews its contract with NASDAQ OMX for a further five years and commits to upgrade to a trading platform powered by NASDAQ OMX’s X-stream technology. The upgrade is expected to be rolled out at ADX in the second half of 2013.

CME Group launches CME Direct Technology

CME Group launched CME Direct, a new technology offering side-by-side trading of exchange-listed and OTC markets. It will initially support trading of CME Group’s benchmark energy futures markets alongside OTC energy swaps through leading inter-dealer brokers.

Deutsche Börse expands its European network

Deutsche Börse continues to expand its high-performance network by setting up an additional access point to its global trading network in the Equinix ZH4 data center in Zurich. This access should be ready for use in the third quarter of 2012. SIX Swiss Exchange already uses the Zurich data center operated by Equinix as a co-location center for its customers. Customers of Eurex and Xetra will both benefit from this connection through an even greater reduction in latency.

Kuwait Stock Exchange launches new trading platform

The Kuwait Stock Exchange has rolled out its new trading platform powered by NASDAQ OMX’s X-stream technology which will initially support trading of cash equities and forwards, with additional derivatives products and bonds to be added in the next phase. NASDAQ OMX has also provided KSE with index calculation technology and a SMARTS powered surveillance solution.

NYSE Euronext’s NYSE Technologies introduces Capital Markets Community platform to Europe

NYSE Technologies has expanded its Capital Markets Community platform into Europe. Operating from NYSE Euronext’s European Liquidity Centre in Basildon (UK), the cloud based Community Platform was designed to increase business agility, simplify market access and reduce trading friction by utilizing rapid on-demand computing resources.

Tokyo Stock Exchange establishes latency management for its trading systems

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has selected Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for global financial markets, and its latency management system CorvilNet to monitor its trading systems arrowhead and Tdex+ and its network arrownet. The Tokyo Stock Exchange decided to establish latency management as a key component of delivering transparency and performance to their customers

Warsaw Stock Exchange and NYSE Technologies and sign market data partnership

The Warsaw Stock Exchange and NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, have signed a market data partnership. Customers will now have access to the WSE’s market data services via NYSE Technologies’ innovative suite of market data products and services.

Warsaw Stock Exchange to implement new trading system

In November 2012, the Warsaw Stock Exchange will undergo a major technological break-through with the implementation of the new trading system, the Universal Trading Platform (UTP) acquired from NYSE Euronext. In this framework, the Exchange has recently launched an education and information campaign to introduce a broad group of exchange investors to UTP functionalities and specificities.

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