CBOE Futures Exchange(SM) (CFE®) confirmed that it will extend trading hours for CBOE Volatility Index®(VIX® Index) futures to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week, starting Sunday, June 22nd.
The trading week for VIX futures at CFE will begin each Sunday at 5:00 p.m. CT and end on Friday at 3:15 p.m. CT. CFE will close for 15 minutes between 3:15 p.m. CT and 3:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Thursday, after which the next trading day will begin at 3:30 p.m. CT.
Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX), Canada's derivatives exchange, announced the introduction of a new future product based on the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets Index. Scheduled to begin trading on June 13, 2014, the FTSE Emerging Markets Index Futures (MX-EMF) are targeted at a wide range of market participants seeking exposure to emerging markets for hedging, asset allocation, speculative and arbitrage purposes.
Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE®) announced that on Monday, July 7, it plans to introduce PM-settled, End-of-Month options series (EOM) -- with expiration dates falling on the last business day of the month -- for its S&P 500® Index (SPX(SM)) options.
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.
Enhancing Our Equity Market Structure - Speech from US Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White
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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.