NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), has agreed with Swedbank and SEB to acquire their minority stakes in the NASDAQ OMX Tallinn exchange. At the same time, other local minority shareholders have also sold their stakes in NASDAQ OMX Tallinn to NASDAQ OMX, bringing NASDAQ OMX's ownership in NASDAQ OMX Tallinn to 93 percent. In connection with this deal, SEB has also sold its 1.2 percent stake in NASDAQ OMX Vilnius to NASDAQ OMX. NASDAQ OMX's goal is to reach 100 percent ownership in all NASDAQ OMX's Baltic entities in the near future. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) has enriched the content of the Price Reporting System (PRS), the system HKEx uses to transmit real-time derivatives market data to end-users through authorised information vendors.
Hong Kong's Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) market further expands with a series of five Mainland A-share industry sector ETFs setting to debut on Wednesday, 18 November on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx).
The Collective Products Market has been launched. The stocks of investment trusts, real estate investment trusts, venture capital trusts and the participation certificates of exchange traded funds, which were previously traded on the National Market of the Istanbul Stock Exchange is now trading in the newly established “Collective Products Market”.
The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) announced its web site, www.optionsclearing.com, has been redesigned and updated with an innovative and original design, improved navigation, robust content, and expanded reports to meet the needs of investors, market participants and the 13 exchanges and platforms for options, futures and securities lending transactions OCC serves.
After years of elaborate preparations and several tests on the whole market, the New Generation Trading System of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) will be put into operation as a substitute for the existing one on November 23, 2009 upon approval by the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Systems directly connected to the SSE such as that of the securities companies will be simultaneously switched at that time.
Deutsche Börse’s SENSIS® data product has been available via its own web portal since Monday 16 November. SENSIS supplies investors and investment advisors with objective key indicators for systematic risk measurement of tradable investments.
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. ("TSE") announced that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued a no-action letter permitting the offer and sale in the United States of the mini-TOPIX futures contract, TOPIX Core30 futures contract and TSE REIT index futures contract ("the three TSE index futures contracts") on November 9, 2009.
Europe's first exchange traded currencies (Currency ETCs) have commenced trading on the London Stock Exchange. ETF Securities has admitted 18 Currency ETCs to the Main Market, offering long and short passive exposure to G10 currencies versus the US Dollar.
S&P Indices (S&P) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announced the launch of an Australian infrastructure benchmark – the S&P/ASX Infrastructure Index – which will be available from Monday Nov. 16, 2009. The new index will add to the Australian-focused S&P/ASX suite of indices while also forming part of the global S&P Thematic Indices family, which includes the S&P Global Infrastructure Index.