CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that it has substantially completed the integration of NYMEX and COMEX. The company also confirmed that it is on track to deliver an estimated $60 million in cost synergies associated with the August 2008 acquisition.
The Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse AG have reached a significant decision preparing the way for future changes to the organizational structure of the Wiener Börse. Subject to the consent of the Wiener Börse AG general shareholders’ meeting in December, and to the consent of the relevant supervisory authorities, Wiener Börse AG plans to set up a holding company that will act as an umbrella for the group of exchanges, which consists of the Stock Exchanges Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Prague.
Deutsche Börse Group in the third quarter 2009 once again generated a solid result. Market activity has stabilized at second quarter 2009 levels despite seasonally weaker activity in July and August. Clearstream’s post-trading activities also showed stable performance. Assets under custody rose quarter-on-quarter in both the international and the domestic business. Overall, it was not possible to achieve the level of revenue seen in record year 2008. Nevertheless, Deutsche Börse Group considers this development to be further proof of the stability of its broad based business model, even in weaker market phases.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. ("NASDAQ OMX(R)") (Nasdaq:NDAQ) reported net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $60 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009 compared with net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $58 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008, and net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $69 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009.
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) is going to create a Trade Repository for a wide range of Over the Counter (OTC) financial instruments, in line with the European Commission’s Communication of October 20th with the aim of achieving greater operational control and transparency in the trading of these products. The project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2010.
Ms. de Beer’s assumes the chairman’s responsibilities in September 2010.
The consolidated net after tax profits of HELEX for 9M 2009 amounted to euro 27.9m vs. euro 50.2m in 9M 2008, reduced by 44%. The consolidated turnover of the Group dropped by 38%, to euro 53.1m vs. euro 85.4m in 9M 2008.
The SZSE has revised and promulgated a series of supporting documents in recent days, including the “Rules of Shenzhen Stock Exchange for Corporate Bond Listing”, bond listing agreement and bond listing announcement.
As of October 26, 2009, the Derivatives Clearinghouse's new electronic collateral management system has been operational. The new version provides more agility in the management of collateral for transactions carried out at the Brazilian Exchange. Greater facility of monitoring margins calls for each client in real-time is among the system’s new features.
IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) reported record consolidated revenues of $256 million in the third quarter of 2009, an increase of 27% from third quarter 2008 revenues of $201 million. Consolidated net income for the third quarter grew 16% to $87 million from $75 million in the prior third quarter. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) in the third quarter were $1.18, up 13% from third quarter 2008 diluted EPS of $1.04.