Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd. announced that the trading rules of Stock Index Futures and Options will be changed from a view point of improving market convenience and pricing facilitation.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Brazilian Security, Commodities and Futures Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA) and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announced, during the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15), in Copenhagen, the development of the Carbon Efficient Index. The objective of this index is to stimulate listed companies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and adopt environmental practices. The index will be weighed by the inventory of GHG emissions that result from all the activities associated to a company.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

IntercontinentalExchange(R) (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced that ICE Trust U.S. (ICE Trust) has begun clearing credit default swap (CDS) contracts for buy-side market participants after receiving U.S. regulatory approval.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another new ETF issued by ETFlab Investment GmbH, a subsidiary of DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, has been tradable on Xetra since Monday 14 December 2009.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stanley Young, CEO, NYSE Technologies, Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group, and Eric Sinclair, Senior Vice President, TMX Datalinx, will open trading on Toronto Stock Exchange in celebration of their data technology and distribution agreement.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Chicago Board Options (CBOE) announced it has received Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval to offer trading in options on the S&P 500® Dividend Index (ticker symbol - DVS). The first contract of its kind in the U.S., the S&P 500 Dividend Index option will be listed exclusively at CBOE.A launch date has not been finalized.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The start of gas trading activities by the CEGH Gas Exchange of Wiener Börse marks a further step towards positioning the Central European Gas Hub (CEGH) as an important international hub and trading gateway into the CEE area, whilst strengthening competition and the further liberalization of the market. The Austrian Minister of Economic Affairs Reinhold Mitterlehner, OMV Executive Board Member Werner Auli, Vienna Stock Exchange CEO Heinrich Schaller and the Managing Director of CEGH AG, Harald Wüstrich, gave the go-ahead to the international spot trading at today’s opening ceremony.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and the Association of Financial and Commodity Traders (Singapore) (AFACT) jointly launched the SGX Academy Algorithmic Trading Initiative to upgrade professional traders’ algorithmic trading capabilities. The initiative will feature intensive, hands-on workshops with expert-level trainers using a live training facility at SGX.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) and Deutsche Börse Systems (DBS) announced that they have signed an agreement with RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) and a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, to deploy RCN Metro's low latency fiber network (Xtreme Network) to connect ISE's current and future data center sites. This connection will act as a critical pathway in support of ISE's migration to its new options trading system, which is being developed using the expertise of ISE and DBS and is scheduled to roll out in Q4 2010.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The ceremony of the opening of trading in the Market for Innovations and Investments (MICEX MII) was held on the MICEX on December 10, 2009. It was timed to the initial public offering of shares in The Human Stem Cells Institute (HSCI), organized by ALOR INVEST.

Friday, December 11, 2009

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