The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has welcomed the securities markets regulators from Iceland, the Republic of the Maldives, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Syria as its newest members.
MSE and Clearstream intend to offer settlement for Maltese domestic securities by working closely together with the aim to improve cross-border settlement
ASX launches new hosting solution, offering US-based clients direct access to its futures market via Equinix - secure access to key networks and partners enables optimized performance
CME Group And Dow Jones Indexes announce launch of FX Dollar Index and Futures - provides more precise, convenient trading of U.S. dollar vs. basket of major currencies
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that on Friday, June 4, 2010, it will begin trading new Weekly options on four exchange traded funds (ETFs) - Standard and Poor's Depositary Receipts (SPY), Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (QQQQ), DIAMONDS Trust, Series 1 (DIA), and iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM).
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. ("NASDAQ") (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that the Company has entered an exclusive partnership with FactSet Research Systems Inc. ("FactSet"), a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. Under the terms of the partnership, FactSet will enhance its corporate platform by leveraging NASDAQ OMX's Corporate Intelligence product, creating a complete macroeconomic research solution with in-depth data and flexible analytics.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced a $250 million plan to strengthen Singapore’s position as the best market for accessing Asia.
This new initiative – Reach – will create the world’s fastest trading engine with the lowest trading latency, establish a world-class data centre for SGX and seamlessly connect trading communities in global financial hubs to Singapore. Reach will be rolled out from the first quarter of 2011.
The NASDAQ OMX Group (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that it intends to propose detailed rules to modify existing rules surrounding "stub" quotes within the Nasdaq Stock Market's market-maker and select market-maker programs to more effectively serve market participants, investors and listed companies. The decision is in response to some of the market events that occurred on May 6th that led to the use of "stub" quotes being executed against due to liquidity that was absorbed by selling pressure.
Oslo Børs VPS / Oslo Clearing successfully launched a central counterparty (CCP) for clearing of trades in five selected shares listed on Oslo Børs on Friday. This represents a “soft launch” of a CCP for equities prior to the launch of CCP clearing for all equities, equity certificates and ETFs traded on Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess. This is planned to take place on 18 June.
New trading modes involving a central party and based on preliminary partial deposition of funds and T+n settlements (the “MICEX +” project) were launched in the MICEX stock market on 15 February, 2010. The new trading modes were added to the existing ones. The MICEX acts as the central counterparty (CC) for all transactions conducted in the new modes.