Investors can use HTS programs developed by the Korea Exchange (KRX) member securities and derivatives companies for the trading of KOSPI 200 Futures on CME’s Globex from June 7, 2010. Currently investors are only allowed to use GTS, a HTS program specially designed for the KRX USG which connects KRX, its members and Globex system.
KVH Co. Ltd., a leader in IT and Communications in Japan announced that “KVH Proximity Hosting Service” had been selected by the Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) as the connectivity service for the new OSE Derivatives Trading System. With this selection from the OSE, KVH will be the underlying service provider for “OSE Proximity,” a connectivity environment within KVH’s Tokyo Data Center dedicated to High-Frequency Trading*1 for OSE trading members.
Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira will start his term as The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)'s eleventh president on June 1, 2010, with a four-year term ending May 31, 2014.
RTS Stock Exchange has launched a new benchmark index for Siberian-based companies – the RTS Siberia Index. This is the first regional stock index to be launched within Russia and is in cooperation with the Inter-regional Association for Economic Cooperation of Subjects of the Russian Federation "Siberian Agreement".
HKEx Information Services Limited (HKEx-IS), a wholly-owned member of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) Group, and China Securities Index Company Limited (CSIC), a joint venture between Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, signed an agreement for the distribution of CSIC Indexes via the HKEx-IS market data platform.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and Korea Exchange (KRX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation and the exchange of information.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that the Exchange's membership has overwhelmingly approved CBOE's planned demutualization. In a special meeting of the membership held today, there were 870 votes cast in favor of the proposed restructuring transaction, with 34 votes against the proposal and no abstentions. As a result, the demutualization was approved by 96.2% of the CBOE memberships voted, which represents 89.6% of the CBOE memberships entitled to vote. Approval by a majority of the outstanding memberships entitled to vote was required to approve the demutualization.
The Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS) of Russia and Deutsche Börse signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The cooperation is aimed at exchanging information regarding current legislation in the capital markets, its application and possible changes thereof.
Luxembourg’s central Bank, the Banque centrale du Luxembourg and Clearstream, the Luxembourg-based ICSD today launched LuxCSD, a new central securities depository service for Luxembourg and beyond.
LuxCSD will allow for settlement of securities transactions in central bank money reducing risk for financial market participants.
The consolidated net after tax profits of HELEX in the first quarter of 2010 amounted to EUR9.8m compared to EUR5.8m in the corresponding period last year, increased by 69%.