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.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the international derivatives exchange Eurex are expanding their cooperation. As of 25 November 2009, Eurex customers will also be able to trade and clear EEX power derivatives via their existing Eurex access. The new products in the cooperation comprise Phelix Baseload Futures and Options and Phelix Peakload Futures and Options.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and BM&FBOVESPA announced that the two companies have entered into non-binding memoranda of understanding on terms for a commercial partnership including trade order routing, distribution of products and services for public companies, and global distribution of market data. Additionally, NASDAQ OMX and BM&F BOVESPA will continue discussions around cooperation on technology opportunities.
NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc, announces the timetable for implementing European harmonized tick sizes for the most liquid shares on its exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen. The new tick size regime for the constituents of the main Nordic tradable indices will be implemented on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm on October 26, followed by the Helsinki and Copenhagen equity markets on January 4, 2010.
Recent stories in the press have highlighted the practice of “dark pool trading”, which allow the matching of large blocks of shares without prices being revealed until after trades are completed, and the position taken by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) on this subject.