With the growing international awareness of Africa’s prospects, now is the time to invest in the continent, says Sunil Benimadhu, newly appointed President of the African Stock Exchange Association (ASEA) and CEO of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. “It has become clear that perceptions are changing,” says Benimadhu. “The African continent is now being seen as presenting opportunities.”
(11 October 2010, Paris) Chairmen and Chief Executives from more than 68 of the world’s leading exchanges gathered in Paris this week for the 50th General Assembly and Annual Meeting of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE <http://www.world-exchanges.org/> ). This assembly represents the largest and most widely attended gathering of global exchange leaders.
Gielda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie S.A. (“Warsaw Stock Exchange,” the “Exchange” or the “Company”), the largest national stock exchange in Central & Eastern Europe (“CEE”), announces its intention to conduct an Initial Public Offering and to list up to 26,786,530 ordinary bearer series B shares with a nominal value of PLN 1.00 each on the Main Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (the “Offering”). The shares are being offered by the State Treasury of the Republic of Poland.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has created the Steel Sector under the Industrials Industry Group to reflect the importance of listed companies in the steel business and benefit research and investment decision-making. The SET will move 27 listed companies to this new Sector, starting on January 4, 2011.
Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH launched Xetra-Gold in the UK. Xetra-Gold is an exchange-traded security in the form of a bearer note (ISIN: DE000A0S9GB0) which is always 100 percent backed by gold.
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the launch of NASDAQ-100 weekly options beginning October 18, 2010. These contracts will be listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of the CME.
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, jointly announced the successful migration of the PSE to NYSE Technologies’ NSC V900 trading platform. The new innovative trading infrastructure will enhance PSE’s product range, trading performance and volume capacity.
The ISE is to require Irish listed companies to comply or explain against the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code. Additional corporate governance provisions arising from the recommendations contained in the report on Compliance with the Combined Code on Corporate Governance by Irish listed companies (“the ISE/IAIM Commissioned Report”)1 will come into force later this year. These requirements are outlined in the feedback statement on proposed changes to the ISE Listing Rules relating to corporate governance published.
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the launch of trading and clearing services for iron ore 62% Fe, CFR China (Platts) swap futures, reflecting changing dynamics in the global ferrous industry. Trading will be available on the New York trading floor.
KRX releases three new indices from October 1, 2010; KRX SRI Eco, KOSPI 200 Covered Call (C-KOSPI 200) and KOSPI 200 Protective Put (P-KOSPI 200). Also, KRX changes the name of KOSPI 200 Volatility Index from 'VKOSPI' to 'V-KOSPI 200'.