London Stock Exchange Group plc (‘the Group') announced it has completed its acquisition of MillenniumIT for $US30 million. The transaction will provide the Group with a new, high performance trading platform and an agile, efficient, in-house IT development capability and give MillenniumIT the backing it needs to enable it to develop further its global exchange technology business.
CME Group announced that it is expanding its Emerging Markets Incentive Program (EMIP) to provide clients in emerging markets with greater access to NYMEX products. The program will apply from 1 January, 2010 and run through December 31, 2010.
Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) reported an improvement of 52% in its third quarter net profit amounting to RM30.8 million, compared to RM20.2 million profit recorded for the same corresponding quarter in 2008. Operating revenue improved by 19% to RM79.1 million in the period under review compared to RM66.6 million in the previous corresponding quarter. For the nine-month period ended 30 September 2009, Bursa Malaysia recorded a net profit of RM81.3 million - an 11% decline compared to the net profit of RM90.9 million for the corresponding period last year.
Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and the Association of Financial and Commodity Traders (Singapore) (AFACT) announced that they are embarking on a Financial Trading Capabilities Development Plan to enhance the trading skill sets of financial trading professionals in Singapore through SGX Academy.
The Japanese website for the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) officially began operating from July 31, 2009.
CME Group announced the launch of cleared over-the-counter (OTC) swaps on the S&P GSCI® Crude Oil Excess Return and the S&P GSCI Gold Excess Return Indices, as well as Forward contracts for the S&P GSCI Excess Return Index, all scheduled to begin trading November 2.
Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) announced a net profit of $94.1 million for the first quarter of its financial year 2010. This is 11.3% higher compared to 1Q FY2009 ($84.5 million).
The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) announces that the implementation date of the abolishment of T+4 settlement and trading suspension for a predetermined period shall be Monday, November 16, 2009 as previously notified on April 1, 2009.
At the Company’s Annual General Meeting, shareholders of LCH.Clearnet, the leading independent central counterparty group, voted overwhelmingly in favour of approving the proposed voluntary redemption of up to 33,300,000 shares at a price of €10 a share as announced on 29 September 2009, with over 97% of votes cast in favour of the transaction.
Oslo Børs is establishing Oslo Connect, a new regulated marketplace for trading in non-standardised derivatives (OTC derivatives). The launch of this marketplace will give investors a new and unique venue for efficient and secure trading in derivatives that are not stock exchange listed.