The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) jointly issued the “Guidance to Audit Committees on Evaluation of Quality of Work Performed by External Auditors”. The Guidance aims to strengthen the quality of audit among companies in Singapore by providing practical guidance to assist the Board and Audit Committees in the evaluation of work performed by their external auditors.
Deutsche Börse Systems, the IT division of Deutsche Börse Group, and Equinix Inc., a provider of global data center services, today announced the completion of a strategic data center services contract, which will both increase data center capacity and improve execution times for algorithmic traders located in Frankfurt.
Thailand Futures Exchange PCL (TFEX), a subsidiary of The Stock Exchange of Thailand, will start trading short-term interest rate futures and bond futures this October 18. These instruments will aid investors and businesses in managing risk due to interest rate movement. Offering this new product is in line with the Thai Capital Market Development Plan.
The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) Board Members convened and elected Mr. Tony C.C. Fan on July 13th as the Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining TAIFEX, Mr. Fan was the Chairman of Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation (TDCC).
Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange, and the Korea Exchange (KRX), a leading Asian exchange, have received strong commitment and support from major market participants for the launch of their joint Eurex/KRX Link on 30 August.
This Link comprises a cooperation to trade and clear options on Korea’s blue-chip index KOSPI 200 on Eurex during European and North American trading hours.
Warsaw bourse to acquire state-of-the-art cash and derivatives trading platform provided by NYSE Technologies™ as part of a multi-year business partnership
• Aims to strengthen WSE’s position as a regional hub for CEE
• Brings the potential to open WSE products to NYSE Euronext’s SFTI connected community
• Offers an order routing link to the leading market venue in the CEE region
Deutsche Börse is expanding its market data offering by launching a pure post-trade transparency product for its regulated exchanges. The new Information Product, “MiFID Post Trade”, provides trading prices and volumes for all MiFID relevant instruments traded on the Frankfurt stock exchange (Xetra and trading floor) as well as Tradegate Exchange. The data which is non-delayed and quality assured offers greatest transparency and more value than data that is available for OTC markets.
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Indian securities market operator and Eurex, the international derivatives exchange, announced that they will launch futures and options on the SENSEX, the blue-chip index of the BSE, on 4 October 2010 at Eurex. The SENSEX Index tracks the daily performance of 30 of the largest and most actively traded companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
NYSE Euronext and MICROFIS today announced plans to set up the world’s first organized market for listing and trading of bonds based on debt from international microfinance institutions and solidarity businesses as defined by the Economic Modernisation Act (LME).
On July 8, 2010 trading in the option contract on the EUR/USD exchange rate futures will start on FORTS, the derivatives market of RTS.
This addition extends the FX product offering of RTS to five FX contracts. This instrument has been introduced in order to address the growing hedging needs of market participants given the unstable EU market.