Singapore Exchange (SGX) has successfully launched Asia’s first dividend futures contract, the Nikkei Dividend Point Index Futures contract.
The Board of Directors of Hellenic Exchanges SA (HELEX) has decided to modify the fees that it charges to investors, listed companies, brokerage companies and custodians, with the aim of improving the competitiveness of the Greek capital market. At the same time, HELEX is providing motives to brokers to increase the penetration of the new services offered by the Group. These changes will go into effect on the 1st of July 2010.
CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the launch of trading and clearing services for iron ore 62% Fe, CFR China (TSI) swap futures, reflecting changing dynamics in the global ferrous industry. Trading will be available on the New York trading floor. Clearing services will be available through CME ClearPort®, a set of flexible clearing services open to over-the-counter (OTC) market participants to substantially mitigate counterparty risk and provide neutral settlement prices across asset classes. Trading and clearing are scheduled to begin on July 11 for trade date July 12. These contracts will be listed by NYMEX and subject to the rules and regulations of NYMEX and CME.
OSE will extend the trading hours of Evening Session until 23:30 from Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in order to improve convenience for investors.
On June 17, 2010 options and single stock futures were settled through unified settlement technology implemented on FORTS and RTS Standard.
EasyETF is launching an ETF on the S&P 500 listed on NYSE Euronext in Paris. EasyETF S&P 100 will change its underlying index and become EasyETF S&P 500. The tracker is capitalising on the recent opening of the S&P 500 licence to European ETF issuers and broadening its coverage of the North American equity market.
The international derivatives exchange Eurex has been launched Eurex Innovate recently, its new ideas and discussion forum for customers and people interested in financial markets and derivatives. The aim of the online forum – https://innovate.eurexchange.com – is to initiate and promote a web-based network to exchange information about product innovations on Eurex and to discuss events of financial and derivatives markets.
On June 21, 2010 RTS Group together with the OJSC Moscow Energy Exchange will launch trading in a power futures contract. The underlying asset for the new contract is the monthly average price for power at five hubs uniting Russian network nodes – Center, Ural, South, Eastern Siberia and Western Siberia.
NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX), and Corvil, a worldleader in latency management, announced the launch of a jointly developed website, www.LatencyStats.com. It is the first online resource to provide full transparency regarding latency performance with real-time snapshots of key performance statisticsand clear methodologies used for collecting and calculating the statistics.
Leaders of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which took effect on June 10, 2010, to enhance cooperation and the exchange of information relating to the supervision of cross-border clearing organizations.