The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced the introduction of the NASDAQ OMX(R) Clean Edge(R) Smart Grid Infrastructure Index(SM) (Nasdaq:QGRD), a new benchmark for the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector. The NASDAQ OMX(R) Clean Edge(R) Smart Grid Infrastructure Index is a modified market-capitalization index and includes companies that are primarily involved in electric grid; electric meters, devices and networks; energy storage and management; and enabling software used by the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector.
On 21 September 2009, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority approved changes in WSE Alternative Trading System Regulations which will allow to launch the unregulated Catalyst bond markets on 6 October 2009. The regulated Catalyst markets will open on 30 September 2009.
As of 28 September 2009, it will be possible for the first time to list collateral-secured instruments ”COSI” on SIX Swiss Exchange and trade them on Scoach Switzerland Ltd. Collateral for these instruments is placed with the Exchange, meaning that investors are covered should the issuer become insolvent.
(Paris, 22 September 2009) The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Board of Directors urged leaders of the G20 nations at their upcoming summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), to press for market reforms that enhance transparency and create more uniform rules between exchange-traded and less-regulated markets.
Thomson Reuters announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hugin Group BV from NYSE Euronext. Thomson Reuters proposed acquisition of Hugin is well aligned with its strategy to provide its corporate clients with effective decision making tools across the investor relations and public relations workflows.
CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that its credit default swap (CDS) joint effort with Citadel Investment Group will be restructured as a strategic program targeted at providing clearing-only services for the nearly $27 trillion credit default swap (CDS) market.
BM&FBOVESPA authorized, on August 14, 2009, flexible call and put options on soybean futures contracts for registration in its OTC market. The objective of the measure is to provide rural producers with another form of protection against soybean price variations, while at the same time facilitating crop financing on the part of financial institutions.
On September 17, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange held the first meeting for the establishment of the Index Experts Committee of Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Company Limited.
Joan Hortalá, board member of BME and Chairman of the Barcelona Stock Exchange, has been appointed Vicepresident of the Federación Iberoamericana de Bolsas (FIAB) during its 36th Ordinary General Meeting, which took place on 7th and 8th September, in Lima, Perú.
The trading hours of the Istanbul Stock Exchange will be extended 30 minutes for the second session starting from October 19, 2009.