The Egyptian Exchange (EGX), in collaboration with The Egyptian Institute of Directors and Standard & Poor’s have launched the S&P/EGX ESG Index on 23 March 2010; the first of its kind in the Middle East and the second in the Emerging markets after India.
NASDAQ OMX starts trading in the db x-trackers DJ Euro STOXX50 Index ETF, an exchange traded fund (ETF) from Deutsche Bank. The ETF is based on the EURO STOXX 50 Index, Europe's leading Blue-chip index for the Eurozone, and will be traded at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. This is the first product in a broad portfolio of ETFs that Deutsche Bank will launch at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm over the following weeks.
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) launched the first Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) trading platform in the region by listing NBAD OneShare Dow Jones UAE 25 ETF, making it the first ETF to be listed on ADX and the region.
Deutsche Börse AG has completed its review of potential measures to further increase the efficiency and resolved the next phase of a multi-year program to optimize operational processes and structures across the Group.
Launch of the two new agricultural futures planned for end of Q2 2010/ Extension of the agricultural derivatives segment
CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the launch of options on Long-Term U.S. Treasury Bond (“Ultra T-Bond”) futures beginning June 7, 2010. Both standard and flexible options on Ultra T-Bond futures will be available. This contract will be listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of the CBOT.
On 15 March 2010, Eurex Clearing successfully launched its new “Enhanced Risk Solution”, an industry-leading real-time risk data distribution service.
Deutsche Börse has launched the DAXglobal China Urbanization Index on 17 March.
It comprises the 20 largest and most liquid companies from five DAXglobal China Sector Indices. The constituents have to be listed at Hong Kong Stock Exchange (H-shares and red chips), Singapore Stock Exchange, NYSE or NASDAQ.
The Ministry of Finance has decided that the operative control of prospectuses that is currently performed by Oslo Børs will be transferred to Finanstilsynet with effect from 1 May 2010.
In a new initiative to promote transparency and lower data management costs for financial market participants, NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Bloomberg Finance L.P. (Bloomberg) announced that they will deliver to the investing public the market data industry’s first open-source security identifiers. Beginning next month, NYSE Euronext will distribute Bloomberg Open Symbology (BSYM) along with NYSE Euronext's standard security identifiers for New York Stock Exchange listed companies through all of its data products globally.