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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE), one of the leading global exchanges and the largest securities market in the Asia-Pacific region, announced the launch of first dividend index futures market in Asia which is scheduled for July 26, 2010.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

EuroCCP announced it has introduced an enhanced billing feature that provides a new level of cost transparency to its customers. The new feature enables customers to easily aggregate trading and clearing costs into a single unit to arrive at an all-inclusive cost of trading, clearing and settlement.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Dow Jones & Company announced the launch of the new joint venture company, CME Group Index Services LLC. CME Group has a 90 percent ownership interest and Dow Jones has a 10 percent ownership interest in the new company, which continues to do business as Dow Jones Indexes and includes the Dow Jones Industrial Average as well as approximately 130,000 index properties.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Deutsche Börse is expanding its Xpect offering to include longevity data and indices from England and Wales. In 2008, Deutsche Börse’s business segment Market Data & Analytics started delivering monthly data on life expectancy and mortality risks in Germany and the Netherlands, broken down according to region, year of birth and gender.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that two new exchange traded funds (ETFs) based on NASDAQ OMX's PHLX Semiconductor SectorSM index (SOX) have been introduced by Direxion Shares. The new ETFs are leveraged Bull and Bear index funds that seek 300% of the daily performance, or 300% of the inverse of the daily performance (before fees and expenses), of the PHLX Semiconductor Sector index, the most widely recognized index investors use to track the semiconductor industry.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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