The International Securities Exchange (ISE) announced that it has expanded its ISE FX Options® portfolio with the launch of currency options on the Brazilian real (Symbol: BRB). Timber Hill is the Primary Market Maker for these new products, which began trading on January 19, 2010.
The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange – BM&FBOVESPA has authorized, as of January 18, the registration of dollar, euro, yen, and cross-rate non-deliverable forward contracts in its OTC market.
The Spanish Stock Exchange begins trading the first 3 issues of INDEX LINKED NOTES by Barclays Bank, namely: Bono Europa 3, Bono Europa 5 and Bono Memoria. The first two are linked to the Euro Stoxx 50 underlying asset and the third is linked to a basket made up of the S&P 500 and the Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
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.