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.
NYSE Euronext has announced the successful migration of the NYSE Arca options and NYSE Amex options markets to the Universal Trading Platform. This migration marks a significant new step in the expansion of the Universal Trading Platform, NYSE Euronext’s globally integrated and scalable end-to-end trading solution. This is in addition to the completion of the migration of the NYSE Arca equities market in January.
Deutsche Börse has expanded its online offering and mobile information services for private investors.
“We aim to reliably provide private investors with comprehensive relevant information via our extensive online offering, thus facilitating their investment decisions,” said Rainer Riess, Managing Director of Xetra Market Development at Deutsche Börse. “We make tools accessible to private investors so that they can trade like professionals.”
The role of exchanges in promoting sustainability will be in discussion during the WFE Working Committee in São Paulo on July 1-2 . BM&FBOVESPA is to host the forthcoming meeting of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Working Committee, which will be held in São Paulo on July 1-2. Representatives of exchanges on all continents will attend the event, including BM&FBOVESPA CEO Edemir Pinto and WFE Secretary General Thomas Krantz. This is the second time São Paulo hosts the Committee, which holds meetings three times a year in different locations around the world to enable exchanges to swap ideas and discuss topics of relevance to the sector.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced a new organisation to better capitalise on emerging Asian opportunities in the fast-changing global financial markets.
As of July 16th NYSE Liffe will introduce weekly options on three of the most liquid shares traded on the Amsterdam market: ING Group N.V., Royal Dutch Shell and ArcelorMittal. These innovative contracts, which will provide investors with more opportunities to trade the major Amsterdam blue chip stocks, are the first ever weekly options on individual shares in Europe.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced that it has acquired the outstanding shares of Avox Limited, a reference data business located in the U.K.