The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) Board of Directors adopted resolutions on 5 November 2009 to amend criteria for dually listing shares traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market list and for transference of thinly-traded companies to the ‘maintenance list’. These new criteria will be valid for six months (until 30/4/2010).
N2EX, the UK power market set up by NASDAQ OMX Commodities and Nord Pool Spot, has decided on a launch date of January 11, 2010 for its market in cooperation with The Transitional Market Council (TMC). The N2EX market design has been tailored to the requirements of the UK power market with the goal of creating UK's premier energy exchange.
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc ("TSE") and NYSE Liffe announce that TOPIX Futures will be listed on the NYSE Liffe market from summer 2010. The TOPIX index futures contract is the benchmark Japanese stock price index already traded on the TSE.
NASDAQ OMX Stockholm announces that it has launched a new fixed income index named OMRX All Index, which will act as a benchmark for the Swedish bond and money markets. The index includes treasury bills, nominal treasury bonds as well as nominal bonds from major mortgage institutions. The OMRX All Index will be added to NASDAQ OMX' new expanded OMRX fixed income index family.
Deutsche Börse is expanding the offering of its Market Data & Analytics segment by acquiring the US financial news service Need to Know News. A purchase agreement was signed on 20 November 2009. For a US$ amount in the one digit million range including a performance-related payment, Need to Know News will become a 100 percent subsidiary of Market News International (MNI), a Deutsche Börse Group company.
Bolsa Mexicana de Valores Group (BOLSA), which owns BMV, the Mexican stock exchange, and MexDer, the Mexican derivatives exchange, launched its Co-location service on November 12th, which is offered to all the trading members.
On 19 November 2009, the Warsaw Stock Exchange announced the Respect Rating – a ranking of socially responsible WSE-listed companies – and started publishing the Respect Index.
IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global regulated futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced the introduction of an ICE OTC cleared iron ore contract based on the well-regarded Platts Iron Ore Index.
The SZSE signs the MOU with Thailand counterpart today in Shenzhen. Chen Hongqiao, deputy general manager of the SZSE, the vice president of Thailand Stock Exchange and Wang Wenzhi, president of ChiNext board affix their signature to the MOU on their respective behalf.
The ETF is planned to be listed on Thursday, December 10, 2009. This is the first ETF linked to American stocks to be listed on markets in Japan.