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.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Larrain Vial announced that NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, has been selected to develop a next-generation electronic trading platform that will allow LarrainVial’s customers around the world to send orders directly to The Santiago Stock Exchange, making them the first to offer world-class Direct Market Access (DMA) connectivity to Chile.
Deutsche Börse has added more new members to its international DAXglobal® index family. The DAXglobal Coal, DAXglobal Gold Miners, DAXglobal Shipping and DAXglobal Steel indices allow investors to participate in the growth of the global commodity markets and international trade.
Force10 Networks, Inc., the global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business, announced that the NYSE Euronext has selected its high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) core and access switches to power the management network in their next-generation data centers in the greater New Jersey and London metro areas. NYSE Euronext has deployed the Force10 C-Series resilient switches and the S-Seriesaccess switches to power the mission-critical, 10 GbE command-and-control management network designed to ensure that billions of customer transactions and quotes are handled seamlessly on a daily basis across its global trading platforms.