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).
The Philippine Stock Exchange and the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange have signed a Memorandum Oo Understanding for mutual collaboration and communication and efficient operations of both securities markets.
Reference is made to the announcement of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”) dated 3 June 2009 in relation to the appointment of Mr Li Xiaojia, Charles (“Mr Li”) as the Chief Executive of HKEx (“CE”) to succeed Mr Chow Man Yiu, Paul (“Mr Chow”) effective 16 January 2010.
The Istanbul Stock Exchange and Muscat Securities Market (MSM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Muscat, OMAN on December 27, 2009. The MoU was signed by Mr. Hüseyin Erkan, ISE Chairman & CEO, and Mr. Ahmed Saleh Al-Marhoon, Director General of MSM.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company, is expanding its previously announced agreement with Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, to provide comprehensive analyst research reports on NASDAQ-listed companies. In June 2009, NASDAQ OMX and Morningstar entered into an exclusive agreement for Morningstar to provide basic equity research profile reports on all NASDAQ-listed companies.
Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) is extending its Derivatives Trading (DT) hours for contracts with T+1 sessions to accommodate growing international demand for Asian equity derivatives.
The Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange - BM&FBOVESPA is working with SunGard to expand the automated clearing support for BM&FBOVESPA’s financial and agricultural futures and options exchange-traded derivatives within SunGard’s GMI clearing and accounting solution. SunGard’s collaboration with BM&FBOVESPA will provide US-based FCMs with the ability to process and clear BM&FBOVESPA trades using GMI, as well as establish direct BM&FBOVESPA clearing member connectivity with SunGard’s post-trade solutions.
NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX), announced the successful launch of enhancements to its super-low latency market data platform specifically designed for the Tokyo Stock Exchange's new Arrowhead trading platform. As the new equities trading system for the Tokyo market, Arrowhead has been implemented to support increased trading volumes and the performance demands of ultra-fast electronic trading strategies. The new market technology offers new and enhanced data feeds to the industry and NYSE Technologies has successfully launched support for these new feeds on its high performance market data platform.
NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext’s all-electronic U.S equities exchange and already one of the fastest equities markets, is further speeding up its order execution time with the implementation of the company’s Universal Trading Platform. NYSE Arca customers are experiencing roundtrip executions of 650 microseconds for Nasdaq-listed issues, and 950 microseconds for NYSE- and NYSE Arca-listed issues, which generally have deeper books and more orders.