Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (“TOCOM” or the “Exchange”) announced that the Exchange introduced Block Trading after having received approval from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. TOCOM is the first Japanese commodity futures exchange to introduce Block Trading, which allows for transactions to be concluded apart from the market.
CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) reported that fourth-quarter GAAP total revenues were $667 million and GAAP operating income was $402 million. Fourth-quarter net income on a GAAP basis was $203 million and diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis were $3.04.
The Palestine Securities Exchange (PSE) announced its upcoming road show to take place in London on 18-19 March 2010. The road show is a series of high level networking events in cooperation with British counterparties. The mission is supported by the office of the Quartet Representative, RH Tony Blair and in cooperation with the Portland Trust and the Palestine Britain Business Council (PBBC) in UK.
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) and Hanweck Associates, LLC, a premier financial-services provider specializing in high-performance risk management and trading solutions for institutional investors, announced that ISE has made a strategic investment in Hanweck Associates.
Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) reported a healthy net profit of RM177.6 million for the financial year ended 31 December 2009, an increase of 70% compared to the net profit of RM104.4 million in 2008. This was mainly due to the RM76 million gain on the disposal of 25% equity interest in Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (Bursa Malaysia Derivatives) to CME Group Strategic Investments LLC following the completion of the Share Purchase Agreement on 30 November 2009.
On February 2, 2010 the Board of Directors of RTS Stock Exchange passed a resolution accepting the offer of National Depository Center to purchase its stake in Depository Clearing Company.
CEESEG AG will acquire another share in the Ljubljana Stock Exchange of at least 16.443% effective 8 February 2010, making CEESEG AG owner of at least 97.453% stake in the Slovene stock exchange.
The London Stock Exchange launched its new electronic Order book for Retail Bonds. Introduced in response to strong private investor demand for greater access to fixed income, it offers continuous two-way pricing for trading in UK gilts and retail-size corporate bonds on-exchange for the first time.
As of April 20, 2010, the Mega Direct, a new electronic communication interface, will become the only form of access for all automatic Direct Market Access (DMA) connections to the Mega Bolsa, the Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange’s (BM&FBOVESPA) equities segment trading platform.
In order to give the full play to the role of sponsoring institutions in supervising and guiding listed companies, strengthen the communication and connection between the Stock Exchange and sponsoring institutions, improve the sponsoring quality of sponsoring institutions, practically enhance the level of regulated operations of listed companies and information disclosure quality, the SZSE hereby releases the “Notice on Starting Using Sponsoring Business Special Column and Establishment of Sponsoring Business Representative System”(hereinafter referred to as “Notice”), bringing forward the “Sponsoring Business Special Column” and implementing the sponsoring business representative system.