(Paris, 22 September 2009) The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Board of Directors urged leaders of the G20 nations at their upcoming summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), to press for market reforms that enhance transparency and create more uniform rules between exchange-traded and less-regulated markets.
Thomson Reuters announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hugin Group BV from NYSE Euronext. Thomson Reuters proposed acquisition of Hugin is well aligned with its strategy to provide its corporate clients with effective decision making tools across the investor relations and public relations workflows.
CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that its credit default swap (CDS) joint effort with Citadel Investment Group will be restructured as a strategic program targeted at providing clearing-only services for the nearly $27 trillion credit default swap (CDS) market.
BM&FBOVESPA authorized, on August 14, 2009, flexible call and put options on soybean futures contracts for registration in its OTC market. The objective of the measure is to provide rural producers with another form of protection against soybean price variations, while at the same time facilitating crop financing on the part of financial institutions.
On September 17, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange held the first meeting for the establishment of the Index Experts Committee of Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Company Limited.
Joan Hortalá, board member of BME and Chairman of the Barcelona Stock Exchange, has been appointed Vicepresident of the Federación Iberoamericana de Bolsas (FIAB) during its 36th Ordinary General Meeting, which took place on 7th and 8th September, in Lima, Perú.
The trading hours of the Istanbul Stock Exchange will be extended 30 minutes for the second session starting from October 19, 2009.
Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (HKSCC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), and The National Depository Center (Closed Joint Stock Company), or NDC, which is part of the MICEX Group, an exchange operator based in Russia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation and the exchange of information.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced it has been selected as exchange technology provider to the Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE). OSE, the premier Japanese derivatives and securities exchange, will deploy a NASDAQ OMX-based platform for derivatives trading.
Since August 28, 2009, BM&FBOVESPA has been using the official prices of the London Metal Exchange (LME) as the reference for the calculation of the settlement value of the forward non-ferrous metal contracts traded at BM&FBOVESPA, and for the settlement of flexible call and put options on non-ferrous metal contracts traded in the BM&FBOVESPA OTC market.