Launch of the two new agricultural futures planned for end of Q2 2010/ Extension of the agricultural derivatives segment
CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the launch of options on Long-Term U.S. Treasury Bond (“Ultra T-Bond”) futures beginning June 7, 2010. Both standard and flexible options on Ultra T-Bond futures will be available. This contract will be listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of the CBOT.
On 15 March 2010, Eurex Clearing successfully launched its new “Enhanced Risk Solution”, an industry-leading real-time risk data distribution service.
Deutsche Börse has launched the DAXglobal China Urbanization Index on 17 March.
It comprises the 20 largest and most liquid companies from five DAXglobal China Sector Indices. The constituents have to be listed at Hong Kong Stock Exchange (H-shares and red chips), Singapore Stock Exchange, NYSE or NASDAQ.
The Ministry of Finance has decided that the operative control of prospectuses that is currently performed by Oslo Børs will be transferred to Finanstilsynet with effect from 1 May 2010.
In a new initiative to promote transparency and lower data management costs for financial market participants, NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Bloomberg Finance L.P. (Bloomberg) announced that they will deliver to the investing public the market data industry’s first open-source security identifiers. Beginning next month, NYSE Euronext will distribute Bloomberg Open Symbology (BSYM) along with NYSE Euronext's standard security identifiers for New York Stock Exchange listed companies through all of its data products globally.
Blue Systems, a leading global provider of financial information software, announced that it has become a Data Vendor to the Russian Trading System Stock Exchange (RTS) and that it will start promoting Blue Mobile™ to RTS members.
TMX Group Inc. announced a reduction in trading fees for securities trading at $1 and higher on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, Canada's central, neutral equity marketplaces.
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) announced that it has enhanced the risk management tools available to its options exchange members connecting via FIX. ISE's members can now define hard risk management limits for their own connections and their sponsored access customers.
The SZSE and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. had announced that for meeting the demands of the speedy market development, the SME Board 300 index will be officially compiled as of on March 22, 2010 and released. The index tracks the 300 sample stocks listed on SME board with the base date of March 19, 2010 and the basis point of 1000.