Moscow Exchange and Eurex Exchange, the derivatives arm of Deutsche Börse, announced that single stock futures of some well-known German underlyings will be made available for trading on the derivatives market of Moscow Exchange as of September 2013. The agreement to list five futures contracts – Deutsche Bank, Siemens, BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler – was signed today in Moscow by Alexander Afanasiev, Chief Executive Officer of Moscow Exchange and Andreas Preuss, Deputy CEO of Deutsche Börse and CEO of Eurex.
Eurex Clearing, one of the world’s leading clearing houses, announced that it has extended the product and service scope of its Lending CCP, Europe’s first central counterparty (CCP) service for the bilateral securities lending market. Since early June, equities from three additional European countries are accepted and an innovative solution for voluntary corporate actions has been introduced.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) welcomes the listing of Asia’s first offshore renminbi (RMB) bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HKEx
NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announced that it has introduced the latest addition to its smart order routing offering, making NASDAQ OMX Nordic the only trading platform to offer trading in all shares in all five Nordic countries. As a result, NASDAQ OMX Nordic can facilitate best execution with EBBO, European Best Bid and Offer, for all Nordic shares on one platform through a single connection, including all shares listed at Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess.
Eurex Exchange has been operating since Monday, 10 June, entirely on Deutsche Börse Group’s global trading architecture. The fixed-income derivatives segment, including highly liquid Euro-Bund, Euro-Bobl and Euro-Schatz futures, was the last to migrate from the previously used system. The new platform meets the needs of Eurex Exchange participants in terms of enhanced performance, efficiency and capacity, more connection options and improved functionality, while maintaining the high stability and availability that traders are used to. This technology has already been successfully used since April 2011 by the International Securities Exchange (ISE), the leading U.S. options venue and Eurex Exchange’s partner exchange.
Finance Norway wants Oslo Børs to be in charge of the calculation of the Norwegian Interbank Offered Rate, NIBOR. Oslo Børs will also undertake the supervision of the filing of interest rates from the banks that constitute the base for the calculation of the interbank rate. Through this new scheme, Oslo Børs will provide a recognised and neutral framework for determining the NIBOR.
ASX Limited (ASX) announced that it is undertaking a fully underwritten 2 for 19 pro rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer (with retail entitlements trading) of new ASX ordinary shares to raise gross proceeds of approximately $553 million at a price of $30.00 per share.
NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ) introduces six new indexes in the Icelandic bond market. The indexes are based on Icelandic nominal and inflation-linked benchmark bonds that are listed and traded on NASDAQ OMX Iceland. The new indexes will provide insight and transparency into the price development of benchmark bonds which are the most liquid Icelandic government guaranteed bonds.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch the NYSE Arca Exchange Traded Product Incentive Program (IP). This new 12 month pilot program offers an alternative for incentivizing lead market makers (LMM) to be the primary market maker in certain exchange traded products (ETPs) selected by issuers.
Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “SSIC”) and the Financial Channel of China Central Television (hereinafter referred to as “CCTV”) recently announced that the CCTV Financial 50 Dimension Leading Indices were published on June 6 2013. All taking June 30 2010 as the base date and 2563.07 points as the base value, the indices family is consisted of the CCTV Financial 50 Innovation Index (Code: 399551, Abbreviation: CCTV Innovation), the CCTV Financial 50 Growth Index (Code: 399552, Abbreviation: CCTV Growth), the CCTV Financial 50 Return Index (Code: 399553, Abbreviation: CCTV Return), the CCTV Financial 50 Governance Index (Code: 399554, Abbreviation: CCTV Governance), and the CCTV Financial 50 Responsibility Index (Code: 399555, Abbreviation: CCTV Responsibility).