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Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) signed a capital markets agreement at the UKTI and the Emerging Capital event held at the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The objective of the agreement is to strengthen cooperation and promote mutual development between the two exchanges.  The agreement supports African companies seeking dual listings in London and Lagos.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services announced that it will begin disseminating fixed income indices and bond pricing data from African countries starting on 24 November 2014. Concerto African Bond Indices are the first independent index family to measure pan-African local currency sovereign bond performance. The indices are calculated and maintained by Germany-based Concerto Financial Solutions.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX), Canada’s national derivatives exchange, is hosting the 15th Canadian Annual Derivatives Conference (CADC), a two-day event beginning today in Québec City. The CADC is Canada’s premier derivatives conference, providing an interactive and lively forum for attendees from across North America and Europe to share perspectives on the latest industry developments.

“CADC 2014 covers a wide variety of important topics impacting the derivatives business both here in Canada and around the world,” said Alain Miquelon, President and CEO, Montréal Exchange and Group Head of Derivatives, TMX Group. “MX is proud to once again provide a forum for all of our stakeholders to exchange ideas and work together toward strengthening Canada’s derivatives markets well into the future.”

This year’s program covers a diverse range of topics, from Canada’s housing market and overall economic outlook to the futurization of interest rate SWAPs and the latest developments in regulation and clearing. Panel discussions will also include discussions on algorithmic trading and the increasing demand for risk management and trading analytics.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of developing a mutually beneficial relationship between the exchanges.

Deirdre Somers, ISE CEO said: “We are very happy to sign this MOU with our peers from Shanghai. We will be looking at opportunities where our exchanges can leverage our respective strengths to further develop the financial services industry in Ireland, Europe and the People’s Republic of China.”

In 2008 the Central Bank of Ireland (as the Financial Regulator) signed two MOUs with its Chinese counterparts. These MOUs enable Chinese investors to invest in Irish domiciled investment products.

Dr Que Bo, Executive Vice President of the SSE said: “We are delighted to be in Ireland to sign this MOU.  We believe that this will lay a solid foundation for exploring further co-operation between us. The ISE is a highly internationalised exchange and we look forward to sharing information and exchanging our respective market knowledge.”

The ISE is one of the leading venues for listing debts and funds in Europe and has over 31,000 securities listed on its markets from 80 countries around the globe. The SSE is considered the most preeminent stock market in Mainland China.
The signing of the MOU took place on the market floor of the ISE.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ASX and the Bank of China have signed a Heads of Agreement to expand their strategic cooperation to develop the Renminbi (RMB) as a currency in Australia’s financial markets.

The Heads of Agreement complements the appointment late yesterday of the Bank of China as the official RMB clearing bank in Australia by the People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank. Official RMB clearing banks have direct access to China’s onshore RMB and foreign exchange markets, and enhance liquidity in the local market.

ASX and the Bank of China launched an RMB settlement service in Australia in July 2014. This service allows Australian companies to pay and receive RMB in near real-time and in the same way as they transact in Australian dollars, reducing their risk and the cost of doing international business.

By signing the Heads of Agreement ASX and the Bank of China commit to explore opportunities that will expand the role of the RMB in financial markets. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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