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).
TMX Group announced plans to open an office in Singapore, subject to regulatory approval. The new office, scheduled to open in 2014, will focus initially on establishing new business relationships and exploring new opportunities for Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Montreal Exchange in the Asia-Pacific region.
Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), announced that it is the first exchange to trade ETFs on the NAV Trading Facility.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) a market leading provider of innovative, transparent indexes, announced 19 NASDAQ Indexes are now available to clients of eVestment's suite of Analytic solutions for institutional investors.
Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced that it plans to launch trading of options with weekly expirations on the CBOE Short-Term Volatility IndexSM (ticker symbol: VXSTSM) on Thursday, April 10, pending regulatory approval.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) will introduce a new set of Asian currency futures to expand its current suite of foreign exchange (FX) futures in the third quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approval.