NO 238 – DECEMBER 2012
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WFE Focus December 2012
Inter-market links

Bursa Malaysia signs MoU with Shanghai Stock Exchange

Bursa Malaysia and the Shanghai Stock Exchange have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will facilitate the development of communication channels for the sharing of information between both exchanges. The expected cooperation will cover aspects such as structuring of listed products, development of debt securities products and debt trading facilities, corporate governance, exchange or secondment of staff and research projects.

Deutsche Börse and Moscow Exchange enter strategic partnership

On 16 November 2012, Deutsche Börse and Moscow Exchange signed a Letter of Intent. The exchange organizations agreed on a strategic cooperation and an extensive exchange of information in order to facilitate the further development of the financial markets. The two partners plan to cooperate on exchange infrastructure, product development, IT and rules and regulations regarding trading, clearing, settlement & custody, collateral management as well as market data and indices.

Eurex Exchange and China Futures Association sign cooperation agreement

On 2 December 2012, Eurex Exchange and the China Futures Association signed a cooperation agreement. Eurex is the first international exchange which has entered into a cooperation agreement with the leading Chinese futures association. In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, the two organizations are to start a comprehensive sharing of knowledge and information on business areas and regulatory developments. They also aim to conduct joint cooperative research in order to further develop knowledge on domestic and global derivatives markets and to explore joint initiatives to create further value to the member firms of Eurex and CFA.

‹MKB and NYSE Liffe to launch derivatives on Turkish stocks and ‹MKB 30 index

‹MKB and NYSE Liffe, the European derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, have jointly launched futures and options contracts based on some of the constituents of the ‹MKB 30 index. The new contracts will be available for trading before the end of this year on ‹MKB and in the first quarter of 2013 on NYSE Liffe London market.

Karachi Stock Exchange signs MoU with Tehran Stock Exchange

The Karachi Stock Exchange has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tehran Stock Exchange, intended to facilitate the development of channels of communication between the parties, explore business opportunities for market participants of both exchanges, facilitate knowledge and expertise sharing regarding the products of the exchanges’ securities markets, and to foster a continuing relationship between the parties.

Korea Exchange and Dalian Commodity Exchange sign MoU

On 22 November 2012, Korea Exchange and Dalian Commodity Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will establish a communication mechanism between the two parties with far-reaching effects in years to come, and with a view to exploring more strategic cooperative opportunities for information sharing, technological exchange and product research and development.

Singapore Exchange and Eurex to start market access linkage

The Singapore Exchange and Eurex will offer market access to their customers with their data center linkage available from January 2013. SGX and Eurex announced in March 2012 a partnership to deliver enhanced market access and cost efficiencies to members of both exchanges by linking their co-location centers. With the link, customers of each exchange can more easily access both markets by connecting their trading systems to either the SGX or Eurex and Deutsche Börse co-location data centers. Trade matching will still be executed at the respective home exchanges.