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.
FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider and Borsa Italiana, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, announces the launch of two new indices for use in the Italian domestic market, following the successful introduction of the FTSE Italia Index Series introduced last year. The indices - the FTSE MIB Dividend Index and the FTSE Italia All-Share Capped Index -form part of the growing range of index solutions available to institutional and retail investors in Italy and worldwide.
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) announced TOPIX futures trading fee discount has been extended until the end of September.
The Central Japan Commodity Exchange (C-COM) and the Osaka Securities Exchange Co, Ltd. (OSE) have agreed to start joint studies for the development of new products to be listed on the C-COM markets.
Osaka Securities Exchange: Revision Of Earnings Forecast And Dividend Forecast For Fiscal Year 2009