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.
The Vienna Stock Exchange started calculating the Bosnian Traded Index (BATX). The BATX is a capitalization-weighted price index which includes the most actively traded stocks with the highest market capitalization of the Sarajevo and Banja Luka exchanges. This joint index project is the second cooperation venture for the Vienna Stock Exchange with the two exchanges. The first was joint data vending.
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad announces its new Board structure and members, following the completion on 30 November 2009 of the acquisition by CME Group Inc. (CME Group) of a 25% equity interest in Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad from Bursa Malaysia Berhad.
SIX Swiss Exchange Partners With SmartPool To deliver ‘Swiss Block’ – The Non-Displayed Liquidity Service For Swiss Blue-Chips
NZX has announced the acquisition of the business assets of Australian Crop Forecasters Pty Limited.
Melbourne-based Australian Crop Forecasters (ACF), which was established in 1979, publishes monthly subscription reports on Australian grain supply and demand. Australian Crop Forecasters has a long standing in the Australian grain market as the lead provider of high quality and independent crop forecasting services.
TSX Venture Exchange is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing emerging companies with the equity fuel they need to drive their future growth. "TSX Venture Exchange is the number one source of venture capital funding for aspiring Canadian and international companies," said Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group. "Its equity financing and investing platform is both unique and unrivalled in the world, and I am very proud of its success and of the service it provides to emerging businesses."
NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced the completion of its acquisition, through NYSE Technologies, of NYFIX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NYFX), a leading provider of innovative solutions that optimize trading efficiency, in an all-cash deal for approximately $144 million, or $1.675 per common share without interest plus preferred stock consideration. This acquisition expands NYSE Euronext’s pre-trade product offering and global buy-side and sell-side communities.
Bursa Malaysia announced the inaugural foreign listing of USD500 million sukuk issued by GE Capital. The five-year Islamic bond is structured based on the globally accepted Shari'ah principle of Sukuk Al Ijara.