The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company, announced that on October 8th, 2010, it will launch NASDAQ OMX PSX(SM) (PSX(SM)), the first U.S. equity trading platform with a price-size priority model. The platform, which will be operated as a facility of the NASDAQ OMX PHLX exchange, has been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Bolsa de Madrid, a BME subsidiary, and Escuela de Finanzas have signed an agreement to offer investors an easily accessible computer service through which they can gather information on listed companies in a simple, unified and free of charge way.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced an expansion of its AsiaClear business with the launch of a new clearing service for over-the-counter (OTC) traded financial derivatives. First in Asia to clear OTC traded financial derivatives, this new service will further strengthen AsiaClear’s position as the leading Central Counterparty (CCP) in Asia.
The international derivatives exchange Eurex announced that it will be launching a new future that is based on notional short-term debt instruments issued by the Republic of Italy (Buoni del Tesoro Poliennali – BTP) on 18 October 2010.
Standard & Poor’s, the world’s leading index provider, and The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced that S&P has licensed the OCC to clear Over-The-Counter (OTC) options based on the S&P 500.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support more robust cooperation between the two regulators.
Oslo Bors ASA and Toronto Stock Exchange announced that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the MoU, Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Oslo Bors will explore joint marketing initiatives and cooperate in understanding each other's markets and regulatory regime, explore a framework to promote and facilitate dual listings on each other's exchanges, participate in joint events and roadshows, facilitate introductions to regulatory authorities and capital market professionals and participants in each other's jurisdiction, and more.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that it has begun disseminating calculations on two new volatility benchmark indexes based on options on futures contracts presently listed on CME Group exchanges. The CBOE/NYMEX WTI Volatility Index (ticker symbol OIV) and the CBOE/COMEX Gold Volatility Index (ticker symbol GVX) are the first in a series of new volatility benchmark indexes to be created as a result of the licensing agreement between CBOE and CME that was first announced in March 2010 (www.cboe.com/AboutCBOE/PressReleases.aspx).
Singapore Exchange (SGX) said that corporate bonds for retail investors will be available, for the first time, on SGX primary and secondary markets.
A new exchange-traded index fund issued by Source has been tradable in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment since Friday 17 September