Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX) and NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) have signed an agreement for NASDAQ OMX to deliver its industry leading trading technology, X-stream, as well as Genium FIX, to Asia Pacific Stock Exchange to power its APeX® trading platform, the new rapidly growing securities exchange that is a bridge for capital, knowledge, deals and investor flows between Asia and Australia. The trading system is expected to go live in late 2014.
Euronext announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE).
ASEAN Exchanges announced an expanded FTSE ASEAN Index Series including a comprehensive suite of indices broadly covering the growing ASEAN equity market. The three new tradable ASEAN indices are the FTSE ASEAN All-Share Index, FTSE ASEAN Stars Index and FTSE ASEAN All Share Ex-Developed Index.
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In order to provide a retrieval system of laws and regulations that is more friendly, transparent, convenient, real time and internationalized, Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp (TWSE) has recently launched a brand new user-friendly interfaced “laws and regulations to share knowledge database” retrieval system. TWSE has placed the system on its official website and welcomes people from outside TWSE to browse and use (website: www.twse.com.tw).
Taiwan Stock Exchange launched a Corporate Governance Evaluation System on March 31, 2014. The evaluation system follows the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance (rights of shareholders, equitable treatment of shareholders, role of stakeholders, disclosure and transparency, and responsibilities of the board) with five corresponding sections and a total of 92 indicators. All TWSE listed companies will be evaluated in 2015 based on publicly available information, and the evaluation will be conducted annually. Companies which rank in the top 20 percent with the highest evaluation scores will be disclosed.
Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX) successfully commenced trading as a new Australian stock exchange with trading commencing in the initial listings Australia Samly Holdings Limited (APX Code: 8SA) and ZhongHuanYun Holdings Group Limited (APX Code: 8ZH).
At a ceremony to mark the occasion, APX Chairman Ray Schoer said, “APX is now open for business. This is the first day of building APX as a significant venue for Australian and Asian corporates and investors to trade shares, raise capital, and build businesses.
As recommended by Moscow Exchange's Derivatives Market Committee, the National Clearing Centre (NCC), acting as the CCP, is to increase the minimum initial margin for some futures contracts during high market volatility.
LCH.Clearnet SA (LCH.Clearnet) has launched €GCPlus, a central clearing service for the tri-party repo market, in collaboration with Euroclear and the Banque de France.
The CSRC has approved the SSE’s application for building the trading platform in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ).