ECSDA, the European Central Securities Depositories Association, has appointed Soraya Belghazi as its first Secretary General. As of 1 September 2010, she will head the office of the Association, located right next to the European Commission at Schuman Square in Brussels.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) recently released its first findings on the ownership composition of companies listed on the JSE. According to the independent study, black South African investors currently own 18% of the available share capital in the top 100 companies listed on the exchange.
On the 17th August 2010, the JSE Limited, the company that operates the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, reported a 14.5% increase in revenue which combined with controlled operating costs led a 13.1% increase in net profit after tax to R207.6m (H1 2009: R183.5m).
This August the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) extended its existing licensing agreement with CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives exchange, to list rand-denominated copper and silver futures contracts. This development gives South African investors further exposure to the international metals market.
NYSE Euronext and German bank Commerzbank announced the launch of two Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) on the Portuguese PSI 20 and PSI 20 Leverage indexes. The ETFs start trading today on the Lisbon stock exchange.
The London Stock Exchange today announced that QuantHouse is to offer an ultra low latency order routing service to clients located in the Exchange's hosting facility. The new order routing service operates on QuantLINK, an ultra fast network, and provides access to all major European and US execution venues.
Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) informs that, during the following 3 months it will be implementing a new interface ARENA– XT (Arena eXTended) that offers online trading solution for spot and derivatives markets.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced plans to create NYSE Blue™, , a joint venture that will focus exclusively on environmental and sustainable energy markets. NYSE Blue will include NYSE Euronext’s existing investment in BlueNext, the world’s leading spot market in carbon credits, and APX, Inc., a leading provider of regulatory infrastructure and services for the environmental and sustainable energy markets.
The London Stock Exchange's new website has gone live today. Addressing the needs of the retail community, the updated site offers new tools and services together with greater access to data and news.
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