With a view to improving the Group’s organizational structure, in line with international industry practices and upcoming requirements resulting from the implementation of the EMIR Regulation and the European Committee’s Regulation concerning improvements in securities’ settlement within the European Union and the Central Securities Depositories – CSDs Directive, the Boards of Directors of Hellenic Exchanges Group companies “Hellenic Exchanges S.A. Holding, Clearing, Settlement and Registry”, “Athens Exchange S.A.”, “Thessaloniki Stock Exchange Centre S.A.” and the “Athens Exchange Clearing House S.A.” took the decisions relevant to the restructuring of the Group.
The NASDAQ OMX Group (Nasdaq:NDAQ) has entered an agreement with the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) to upgrade its current trading platform. Under the terms of the agreement, ISX will replace its existing NASDAQ OMX platform (Horizon) with one powered by the renowned X-stream technology. The upgrade is expected to be rolled out by mid-year 2014.
On June 26 the project "Precious metals market at the Moscow Exchange" was presented to the credit organizations, members of the Moscow Exchange's FX market, that have licenses to trade precious metals.
On the morning of June 14, Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) and Guangdong Materials Group Corporation (GMGC) inked a strategic cooperation agreement in Guangzhou to cooperate in the development of the timber index futures and other fields as the sole partner for each other.
* First customers have already signed the repo master agreement which is applicable for any number of counterparties
* Pioneering approach also paves the way towards new buy-side customer groups
* Customers benefit by being able to build up relationships with counterparties before choosing to move to other bilateral repurchase agreements
The Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated® (CBOE®) announced that it will begin disseminating values for a new volatility index benchmark — the CBOE EFA ETF Volatility Index (VXEFA) — on Monday, July 1. The VXEFA Index, the newest addition to CBOE's suite of volatility benchmarks, expands investors' ability to track market volatility of major geographic regions outside of the United States.
NYSE Euronext (NYX), the world’s largest exchange group, and Vigeo, the leading European expert in responsible performance, are expanding their range of ESG1 indices with the launch of the Euronext Vigeo Benelux 20, the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 and the Euronext Vigeo US 50.
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) announced the launch of their partnership with BlueStar Indexes to develop a family of indexes and use them as the basis for exchange traded products (ETPs) and other index-linked vehicles. The BlueStar Israel Global Index (ticker: BLS), the first index developed through the partnership, provides a comprehensive benchmark for investors to track Israeli and Israeli-linked public companies and serves as the basis for the Market Vectors® Israel ETF (NYSEArca: ISRA®). Such well-known Israeli companies as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TASE: TEVA), Perrigo Co. (NDAQ: PRGO), Checkpoint (Nasdaq: CHKP), Amdocs (NYSE: DOX) and Mellanox (Nasdaq: MLNX) are included in the index.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced the formation of the NYSE Governance Council to facilitate an open dialog between publicly-held companies and the NYSE on the rapidly evolving and increasingly complex corporate governance landscape.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), The London Metal Exchange (LME) and the China Beijing International Mining Exchange (CBMX) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation and the exchange of information.