Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) has successfully launched its new clearing system, SGXClear, on 7 December 2009.
The new clearing system, which is powered by Nasdaq OMX technology, has enhanced capabilities in terms of speed and functionality, and increased capacity to support significant growth in the derivatives business. This platform will also help SGX to clear more complex and diverse products.
Both EDX London and Oslo Børs switched to the Scila Surveillance solution for their respective derivatives markets as they commenced trading on their new, common equity derivatives trading platform on December 7.
Euroclear Bank and the newly created Shanghai Clearing House have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as the basis to build a close co-operative relationship. Under the MoU, Shanghai Clearing House and Euroclear will explore how best to co-operate on securities clearing, settlement and related matters in supporting clients active in the Chinese financial markets and in those capital markets covered by Euroclear. The relationship aims at providing a more efficient post-trade infrastructure that will facilitate cross-border investment, as well as strengthen the risk-mitigation capabilities of Shanghai Clearing House for its clients.
Vladimir Milovidov, Head of the Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS) of the Russian Federation, and Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), signed on 27 November 2009 a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on assistance and cooperation aimed at forging closer links between the two countries' authorities and financial markets.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announces that it has launched a new portfolio index for the Swedish equity market, the OMX Stockholm All-Share Cap GI Index (OMXSCAPGI). The weight of the shares included in the index is based on the company's total market value but limited to ten percent to comply with the fund rules in the EU directive UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments In Transferable Securities).
Thomson Reuters today announced it has been selected by Bursa Malaysia to deliver a new data distribution platform to support their growing trading business. Under the terms of the agreement Thomson Reuters will provide its enterprise platform for high performance information management and real time market data dissemination, improving the services offered by the exchange to brokers.
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) is pleased to announce the launch of the ISE Open/Close Intraday File. This offering meets the demand for intraday access to ISE's extensive put/call trade data, previously only available as an end of day file. The new intraday file updates every ten minutes and is accessible via an FTP server.
SIX Swiss Exchange and SmartPool announced their intention to conclude an agreement to jointly deliver ‘Swiss Block’ – the non-displayed liquidity service for Swiss blue-chip equities. Swiss Block, formerly powered by NYFIX Euro Millennium is owned and operated by SIX Swiss Exchange. Following the recent acquisition of NYFIX, Inc. by NYSE Euronext (NYX), through NYSE Technologies, subject to contract the service will now be powered by SmartPool, the European dark liquidity pool created by NYSE Euronext in partnership with HSBC, J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas.
SIX Swiss Exchange has responded to the increasing demand for a broader spectrum of Swiss real estate market indices and, in addition to its existing indicators, is introducing four new exchange barometers for that sector. For the first time ever in Switzerland, SIX Swiss Exchange will compile indices that incorporate both real estate company shares and real estate investment funds.
On 1 December, Deutsche Börse launched the “Continuous Auction with Specialists” trading model for trading of bonds on Xetra®. Initially around 700 corporate bonds denominated in Euros listed on FWB® Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Regulated and Open Markets will be tradable in this new model on Xetra. Other types of bonds are to be included gradually.