The role of exchanges in promoting sustainability will be in discussion during the WFE Working Committee in São Paulo on July 1-2 . BM&FBOVESPA is to host the forthcoming meeting of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Working Committee, which will be held in São Paulo on July 1-2. Representatives of exchanges on all continents will attend the event, including BM&FBOVESPA CEO Edemir Pinto and WFE Secretary General Thomas Krantz. This is the second time São Paulo hosts the Committee, which holds meetings three times a year in different locations around the world to enable exchanges to swap ideas and discuss topics of relevance to the sector.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced a new organisation to better capitalise on emerging Asian opportunities in the fast-changing global financial markets.

Monday, July 5, 2010

As of July 16th NYSE Liffe will introduce weekly options on three of the most liquid shares traded on the Amsterdam market: ING Group N.V., Royal Dutch Shell and ArcelorMittal. These innovative contracts, which will provide investors with more opportunities to trade the major Amsterdam blue chip stocks, are the first ever weekly options on individual shares in Europe.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced that it has acquired the outstanding shares of Avox Limited, a reference data business located in the U.K.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced plans to establish a new subsidiary called DTCC Derivatives Repository Ltd., which will maintain global credit default swap data identical to that maintained in its New York based Trade Information Warehouse.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Four Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) of the Fruit of Gold series (gold, platinum, silver and palladium) have commenced trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation and the exchange of information.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and global index provider FTSE Group (FTSE) announce the launch of the FTSE/JSE Equally Weighted Top 40 Index. The new index adds to the existing FTSE JSE Index Series, providing an alternative to indices constructed according to the market values of the companies (or market capitalisation weightings). It is also the first equally weighted index to be launched in South Africa within the FTSE/JSE Index Series.

Friday, July 2, 2010

NYSE Technologies™, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext and Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, announced the launch of a joint initiative designed to consolidate data and enhance transparency in the European over the counter (OTC) equity markets.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Montréal Exchange Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group and Canada’s national derivatives exchange, announced that it will launch a futures contract on Canadian heavy crude oil. The new crude oil futures contract will be based on the price of Western Canadian Select (WCS), the benchmark for heavy crude oil in Canada. The contract will be listed for trading on the Montréal Exchange’s SOLA® electronic platform on June 18, 2010 with the symbol WCH.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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