The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and global index provider FTSE Group (FTSE) announce the launch of the FTSE/JSE Equally Weighted Top 40 Index. The new index adds to the existing FTSE JSE Index Series, providing an alternative to indices constructed according to the market values of the companies (or market capitalisation weightings). It is also the first equally weighted index to be launched in South Africa within the FTSE/JSE Index Series.
NYSE Technologies™, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext and Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, announced the launch of a joint initiative designed to consolidate data and enhance transparency in the European over the counter (OTC) equity markets.
Montréal Exchange Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group and Canada’s national derivatives exchange, announced that it will launch a futures contract on Canadian heavy crude oil. The new crude oil futures contract will be based on the price of Western Canadian Select (WCS), the benchmark for heavy crude oil in Canada. The contract will be listed for trading on the Montréal Exchange’s SOLA® electronic platform on June 18, 2010 with the symbol WCH.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced a comprehensive arrangement to facilitate their supervision of regulated entities that operate across the U.S.-Canadian border.
The first Bonus and Bonus Cap started trading on the Spanish stock exchange through its Warrants and Certificates platform. They are two new products that are linked to the performance of an underlying asset.
Amundi ETF is pursuing its development by listing three new products tracking the S&P 500®, the NASDAQ-100® and the FTSE MIB® on NYSE Euronext in Paris.
TMX Group Inc. announced that construction of its new co-location facility is complete. Commencing June 30, clients will be installing their trading applications in the TMX data centre and receiving the benefits of direct high-speed access to the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Montreal Exchange trading engines and market data feeds.
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) announced it is now publishing dividend trade data on its website. Dividend trade strategies are transacted by certain market makers who try to capture corporate dividend payments when individual customers leave deep-in-themoney call options unexercised on the day prior to a stock’s ex-dividend date.
- The Vienna Stock Exchange has acquired a 20% stake in the CEGH
- The cooperation will strengthen Austria’s role as a gas market place and will support CEGH’s development into the most important gas hub in Continental Europe
The Tokyo Stock Exchange will begin calculating and publishing the "Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Property Sector Index Series", from June 21, 2010, to satisfy the diverse needs for indices in the market. This new series of REIT indices is focused on property sector invested in by REITs.