IntercontinentalExchange(R) (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced that ICE Trust U.S. (ICE Trust) has begun clearing credit default swap (CDS) contracts for buy-side market participants after receiving U.S. regulatory approval.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another new ETF issued by ETFlab Investment GmbH, a subsidiary of DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, has been tradable on Xetra since Monday 14 December 2009.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stanley Young, CEO, NYSE Technologies, Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group, and Eric Sinclair, Senior Vice President, TMX Datalinx, will open trading on Toronto Stock Exchange in celebration of their data technology and distribution agreement.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Chicago Board Options (CBOE) announced it has received Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval to offer trading in options on the S&P 500® Dividend Index (ticker symbol - DVS). The first contract of its kind in the U.S., the S&P 500 Dividend Index option will be listed exclusively at CBOE.A launch date has not been finalized.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The start of gas trading activities by the CEGH Gas Exchange of Wiener Börse marks a further step towards positioning the Central European Gas Hub (CEGH) as an important international hub and trading gateway into the CEE area, whilst strengthening competition and the further liberalization of the market. The Austrian Minister of Economic Affairs Reinhold Mitterlehner, OMV Executive Board Member Werner Auli, Vienna Stock Exchange CEO Heinrich Schaller and the Managing Director of CEGH AG, Harald Wüstrich, gave the go-ahead to the international spot trading at today’s opening ceremony.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and the Association of Financial and Commodity Traders (Singapore) (AFACT) jointly launched the SGX Academy Algorithmic Trading Initiative to upgrade professional traders’ algorithmic trading capabilities. The initiative will feature intensive, hands-on workshops with expert-level trainers using a live training facility at SGX.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) and Deutsche Börse Systems (DBS) announced that they have signed an agreement with RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) and a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, to deploy RCN Metro's low latency fiber network (Xtreme Network) to connect ISE's current and future data center sites. This connection will act as a critical pathway in support of ISE's migration to its new options trading system, which is being developed using the expertise of ISE and DBS and is scheduled to roll out in Q4 2010.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The ceremony of the opening of trading in the Market for Innovations and Investments (MICEX MII) was held on the MICEX on December 10, 2009. It was timed to the initial public offering of shares in The Human Stem Cells Institute (HSCI), organized by ALOR INVEST.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The new trading system of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) was officially put into operation yesterday after smoothly going through with its two-week trial run on December 4. The original trading system retired after the returning-back period.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) has successfully launched its new clearing system, SGXClear, on 7 December 2009.

The new clearing system, which is powered by Nasdaq OMX technology, has enhanced capabilities in terms of speed and functionality, and increased capacity to support significant growth in the derivatives business. This platform will also help SGX to clear more complex and diverse products.

Friday, December 11, 2009

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