The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced the introduction of the NASDAQ-100 Leveraged Index(SM) (Nasdaq:NDXL), a new index designed with the objective of producing two times the daily performance of the NASDAQ-100 Index(R) with financing costs embedded into the performance of the index.
The London Stock Exchange announces that it will introduce a new order-driven trading service for bonds. This new electronic order book will be available for a select number of gilts and UK corporate bonds and will offer private investors with an on-screen secondary market in London-listed debt securities for the first time. This new service is expected to go live in February next year.
The NASDAQ OMX Group (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that it has selected Correlix Inc. to provide real-time latency insight to its customers. The service will allow NASDAQ OMX customers access to independent real-time latency measurement information for intraday and post-day analytics.
Chi-East, a joint venture of Chi-X® Global Inc. and Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), and LCH.Clearnet Limited (LCH.Clearnet) announced that Chi-East will appoint LCH.Clearnet as the central clearing facility for its pan-Asian, non-displayed trading platform, scheduled to launch in mid-2010.
The international derivatives exchange Eurex successfully launched its new system Release 12 on Monday. Among the most important changes coming with the release are two links to other international exchanges, further significant improvements in clearing, new functionalities for trading, and partly new programmed software components to further reduce latency.
As previously announced, Oslo Børs is launching a new regulated marketplace known as Oslo Connect for trading in non-standardised derivatives (OTC derivatives). The new marketplace will be fully operational from Wednesday 18 November.
NASDAQ OMX Baltic, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), announced its intention to create a new single marketplace to trade shares listed on the regulated markets NASDAQ OMX Tallinn, NASDAQ OMX Riga and NASDAQ OMX Vilnius. The Euro will be the trading and settlement currency for the marketplace scheduled to launch in the first half of 2010, subject to member readiness and necessary approval from local authorities.
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).