On 22 January 2010 the Romanian derivatives exchange Sibex launched an equity market. This development will be a source of new areas of cooperation and advantages for the Polish capital market.
The Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will promote cooperation for long term development and mutual benefits for the two exchanges as well as market participants.
Since 14 January 2010, the stock exchanges of Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague and Vienna are equal subsidiaries of the holding company, CEESEG AG. The holding company is responsible for strategic and financial management and the administration of the investments, while the business operations are taken care of by the four subsidiaries.
Revenues and KPIs for three months ended 31 December 2009:
· Revenue of £154.9 million, down nine per cent on Q3 last year (12 per cent decline at constant currency) but up four per cent on Q2
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) have met to discuss the Closer Cooperation Agreement they signed in January of last year. The agreement commits the two organisations to work together more closely towards the common goals of mutual prosperity and contributing to the greater development of China's economy.
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) announced that it has expanded its ISE FX Options® portfolio with the launch of currency options on the Brazilian real (Symbol: BRB). Timber Hill is the Primary Market Maker for these new products, which began trading on January 19, 2010.
The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange – BM&FBOVESPA has authorized, as of January 18, the registration of dollar, euro, yen, and cross-rate non-deliverable forward contracts in its OTC market.
The Spanish Stock Exchange begins trading the first 3 issues of INDEX LINKED NOTES by Barclays Bank, namely: Bono Europa 3, Bono Europa 5 and Bono Memoria. The first two are linked to the Euro Stoxx 50 underlying asset and the third is linked to a basket made up of the S&P 500 and the Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and China Securities Index Co., Ltd. (CSI) have recently announced that a series of new indices would be officially launched on February 9, 2010, namely SSE Industry Top Index (SSE Industry Top), CSI Industry Top Index (CSI Industry Top), CSI Local State-owned Enterprises Composite Index (CSI L SOEs), CSI Local State-owned Enterprises 100 Index (CSI L SOEs 100), CSI State-owned Enterprises Composite Index (CSI SOEs), CSI State-owned Enterprises 200 Index (CSI SOEs 200) and CSI Galaxy 99 Index (Galaxy 99).
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) plans to introduce Flexible Index Options (FIOs) on 8 February this year to expand the coverage of over-the-counter (OTC) contracts by its derivatives market's block trade facility (BTF).