The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange – BM&FBOVESPA hereby informs that, due to the end of daylight saving time in Brazil and the beginning of daylight savings time in the United States, as of March 15th, 2010, both the equities and derivatives markets will operate under new trading hours. Until March 12th, equities markets will continue to trade from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced the launch of its Dynamic Annual Report, an enhanced NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions product providing companies with paperless shareholder communications technology. The Report features on-demand accessibility, social media sharing and embedded video capabilities.
Euroclear UK & Ireland will reduce its trade netting tariff as of 1 March 2010, having completed client consultations. Its combined trade netting and settlement fees, which currently represent less than 10% of the cost of a transaction on the London Stock Exchange, will decline to less than 5%.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) is set to start implementing a plan for a next generation data centre to meet its business expansion needs and its markets' long-term development needs.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) new Fuel Oil 380-centistoke futures contract (FO 380 Contract) was successfully launched on Monday 22 February 2010.
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) recorded a net profit of €150 million in 2009, which demonstrates its capacity to generate sustained earnings amid difficult conditions. The figure represents a 21.3% decrease from 2008.
The amendments to the “Regulation of the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) Organization, Duties and Principles of Operation” and some revisions in the market regulations went into force after being published in the Official Gazette dated February 16, 2010.
South African investors can now trade two on the world’s most well-known IT names through the Johannesburg Stock Exchanges listing of single stock futures (SSFs) on Microsoft and Google. This offers local retail investors, whose offshore exposure is capped by South African exchange controls, international exposure without using their R2m foreign allowance.
January 2010 marked the anniversary of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)’s introduction of the CBOT Corn Futures and Options contracts in partnership with the CME Group. The contracts allow South African participants access to international corn markets in local currency without impacting the South African foreign exchange allowances.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Japanese Yen/Rand Currency Futures contract traded for the first time in January 2010.