On 21 July 2010, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange admitted to trading a bond issue, backed by
the state of Qatar, for a total amount issued of USD 3.5 billion.
Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) on 19 July 2010 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish mutually beneficial cooperation.
Nyse Euronext is set to launch a pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) for corporate bonds.
The exchange operator says the electronic platform - based on its Universal Trading Platform - will make it the first to respond to the specifications issued by the Cassiopeia Committee in April.
BM&FBOVESPA announces the conclusion of the issuance of USD 612 m in senior unsecured notes due 2020 in an offering exempt from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) will be clearing four new over-the-counter (OTC) Container Swap contracts starting from Monday, 2 August 2010.
Container trade has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the global freight industry, reaching a value of US$137 billion in 2008.
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) and Clearstream announced that the first European trade repository created by both partners will be called “REGIS-TR”. The system will collect and administer details of all OTC transactions reported by users and give market participants and regulators access to a consolidated global view of these OTC derivative positions – an overview that is currently not available but sought for by regulators. REGIS-TR is aimed at complying with transparency requirements of future European regulations.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) launches Streaming Pro, the latest real-time trading application to satisfy online trading customers, with double faster booting time, using new quick key techniques for faster transmission of trading orders. This application will support multi-market trading, or trade equities and futures on one application, with a clearer information display than before and a Thai menu.
NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, announced the launch of Order Routing DirectSM, its new, fully-managed point-to-point order routing service. Order Routing Direct uses patent-pending network technology that allows customers to seamlessly connect directly via FIX protocol with their trading counterparties and doesn’t require routing back to a centralized hub.
The Spanish stock exchange launched trading in two new exchange traded funds (ETFs) which, for the first time in Spain, are linked to commodities as underlying assets. The new exchange traded funds were issued by Lyxor Asset Management. With these, there are now 43 ETFs listed on the Spanish stock exchange.
On 21st July 2010, Korea Exchange’s proposal on new ‘Auction-based Block Trading Service (hereinafter “A-Blox”)’ for its Securities markets (KOSPI Market & Kosdaq Market) has been approved by Financial Services Commission. Key functions of this new service will be anonymous liquidity pool and VWAP transaction mechanism which are designed to accommodate large lot trading demands in the market. After having system implementation and market notification period, the new rules on ‘A-Blox’ will become effective as of 29th November 2010.