October 27 witnessed the 1st ETF, namely, the SSE Central State-owned Enterprises ETF Index Fund, on the market in 3 years after General Manager Guo Tehua of ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management Co., Ltd. (ICBCCS) and President Chen Geng of Guotai Junan Securities Co., Ltd. struck the gong to announce the opening of trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) that day. The new product provides the investors who keep their eyes on the sector of the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) with another high-efficient investment instrument. All this will further activate the SOEs sector and ETF trading and attract more investors by offering more opportunities for investment in the SOEs.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Claremont Investment Partners have introduced The NASDAQ OMX Industry Leaders Index (Nasdaq:NILI (Nasdaq:NILX), a benchmark for high quality fundamentally weighted index performance.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) launched NASDAQ Community, an engaging and interactive financial networking community, on http://community.nasdaq.com. NASDAQ Community is an integral part of NASDAQ.com, which is the world's most popular stock exchange web site, drawing about 2.4 million unique visitors per month.
On October 29, 2009, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. (TSE Group) and Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (TOCOM) reached an agreement to establish a joint venture in the future. The objective of the new company will be to set up an emissions trading exchange, in order to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and facilitate emissions trading. Both parties had already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on comprehensive mutual cooperation in January 2008.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2009. Total Exchange revenues for the third quarter of 2009 decreased by 17 percent to $98.4 million from $117.9 million in third-quarter 2008. Quarterly net income was $19.2 million, a decrease of 48 percent from $36.7 million for the same period in 2008. Third-quarter 2009 results reflect a challenging market recovery, making comparisons difficult with record results reported in last year's third quarter, when extraordinary market events resulted in record options trading volume.
CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) reported that third-quarter GAAP total revenues were $650 million, and GAAP operating income was $401 million from the third quarter of 2008. Third-quarter net income on a GAAP basis was $202 million and diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis were $3.04.
Osaka Securities Exchange's financial statements for the second quarter (Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2009) of the year ending March 31, 2010.
The MICEX Group and The Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Istanbul on October 26th, 2009. The MoU was signed by Mr. Hüseyin Erkan, ISE Chairman & CEO, and Mr. Konstantin K. Korischenko, MICEX President, in the presence of Prof. Vedat Akgiray, Chairman of the Capital Markets Board of Turkey.
Beginning from 2 November 2009, credit institutions – residents of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Community will be given access to trading in the Unified Trading Session on the MICEX.
The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange – BM&FBOVESPA is setting up a representative office in London. The objective of the office is to promote the Brazilian equities and derivatives markets in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Besides the new office in the British capital, the Exchange also has representative offices in New York and Shanghai.