Bursa Malaysia introduced Direct Market Access (DMA) for the equities market which is aimed to enhance trading efficiency and accessibility for market participants. With this, the Exchange will be providing a complete DMA infrastructure for both the equities and derivatives markets. The DMA for derivatives market was successfully launched in April 2008.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has moved a step forward in its already strong support of corporate and investor decision-making which includes environmental, social and corporate governance factors as well as traditional business issues. Today, the exchange announced it has become a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI), an initiative which aims to help the global financial services industry towards responsible investment. The JSE is one of the first stock exchanges worldwide to sign the agreement.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the listing of the "NEXT FUNDS S&P CNX Nifty Linked Exchange Traded Fund" managed by Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.. The ETF is planned to be listed on Thursday, November 26, 2009.
CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that it has substantially completed the integration of NYMEX and COMEX. The company also confirmed that it is on track to deliver an estimated $60 million in cost synergies associated with the August 2008 acquisition.
The Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse AG have reached a significant decision preparing the way for future changes to the organizational structure of the Wiener Börse. Subject to the consent of the Wiener Börse AG general shareholders’ meeting in December, and to the consent of the relevant supervisory authorities, Wiener Börse AG plans to set up a holding company that will act as an umbrella for the group of exchanges, which consists of the Stock Exchanges Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Prague.
Deutsche Börse Group in the third quarter 2009 once again generated a solid result. Market activity has stabilized at second quarter 2009 levels despite seasonally weaker activity in July and August. Clearstream’s post-trading activities also showed stable performance. Assets under custody rose quarter-on-quarter in both the international and the domestic business. Overall, it was not possible to achieve the level of revenue seen in record year 2008. Nevertheless, Deutsche Börse Group considers this development to be further proof of the stability of its broad based business model, even in weaker market phases.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. ("NASDAQ OMX(R)") (Nasdaq:NDAQ) reported net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $60 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009 compared with net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $58 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008, and net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $69 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009.
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) is going to create a Trade Repository for a wide range of Over the Counter (OTC) financial instruments, in line with the European Commission’s Communication of October 20th with the aim of achieving greater operational control and transparency in the trading of these products. The project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2010.
Ms. de Beer’s assumes the chairman’s responsibilities in September 2010.
The consolidated net after tax profits of HELEX for 9M 2009 amounted to euro 27.9m vs. euro 50.2m in 9M 2008, reduced by 44%. The consolidated turnover of the Group dropped by 38%, to euro 53.1m vs. euro 85.4m in 9M 2008.