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.
NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB, part of The NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ), continues to expand and enhance its offering on Norwegian securities by admitting an additional four shares to trading, thus extending its offering to include the 30 largest Norwegian shares. The four new shares that will be tradable on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm as of November 20 are Tomra Systems, PA Resources, Atea and Cermaq.
The board of directors of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited submits the unaudited consolidated results of HKEx and its subsidiaries for the nine months ended 30 September 2009.
Net income reached R$245.8 million with earnings per share of R$0.120, a 4.3% rise over pro forma net income for the same period one year ago. Adjusted net income (as adjusted by items with no impact on cash flow) totaled R$337.3 million, with adjusted EPS of R$0.165.
Deutsche Börse is to launch a new index on 4 January that tracks the performance of listed family businesses. The DAXplus family index comprises German and international companies from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Prime Standard in which the founding families hold at least a 25 percent share of the voting rights or sit on the management or supervisory board and hold at least a 5 percent share of the voting rights. 113 businesses currently qualify for the index. The DAXplus Family 20 index comprises the 20 largest and most liquid shares of the DAXplus Family index.
Deutsche Börse AG and SIX Group announced today that they have signed definitive agreements under which they will become sole operators of the Swiss index provider Stoxx Ltd. for a total consideration of €206.1m in cash, comprised of €132.1m for Dow Jones & Company’s one-third stake and €74m for certain intellectual property rights acquired by Stoxx. There will be the opportunity for Dow Jones & Company to earn up to a further €29.0m depending on business performance, with any payment to occur by mid 2011. The total consideration will be borne pro-rata by Deutsche Börse and SIX Group.