On February 15, 2010 a cash-settled futures contract on the RTS Standard Index (RTSS) started trading on FORTS, the derivatives market of RTS.
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and BM&FBOVESPA, the world's third largest exchange company by market capitalization, today announced they have agreed to become Global Preferred Strategic Partners and to develop a new multi-asset class electronic trading platform that will be deployed by BM&FBOVESPA for use in its cash equities and derivatives markets.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (“TWSE”) has proposed a “Data Centre Rental and Co-location Service” to better meet the needs of offshore and domestic trading firms, further develop its capital market and strengthen its services to investors.
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) will expand its IBEX35® index family with five new tradable indices, all of which are based on the IBEX35®. The new indices, called IBEX 35® NET RETURN, IBEX 35® DOUBLE SHORT, IBEX 35® TRIPLE SHORT, IBEX 35® DOUBLE LEVERAGE and IBEX 35® TRIPLE LEVERAGE, will start to be calculated and disseminated in real time in April.
CME Group and Dow Jones & Company announced that they have signed a definitive agreement in which CME Group will take a 90 percent ownership interest and Dow Jones will take a 10 percent ownership interest in a new joint venture that will own the Dow Jones Indexes, which includes The Dow Jones Industrial Average and approximately 130,000 index properties. Pending approval by regulators and completion of customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2010.
The new Borsa Italiana website is now live, with improved navigation, content and graphics.
DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA), the climate change investment and research business of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management business, and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced the introduction of the DB NASDAQ OMX(R) Clean Tech Index (DBCC). The index is an accurate, real-time representation of the global clean technology sector with exposure to clean energy, energy efficiency, transport, waste management and water companies. This is the first clean technology index co-branded by a global exchange company and a global bank.
The Irish Stock Exchange (“ISE”) is renaming two of its three securities markets with effect from Monday, 10th May 2010
Toronto Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise cooperation between the markets. Under the MoU, the exchanges will work to broaden relations between them by developing channels of communication; advancing opportunities for cross listing; supporting the respective regulatory authorities to develop a mutual recognition agreement; exploring the development and listing of financial instruments tracking the other’s market indices; initiating joint conferences, and more.
TMX Group Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.