Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) extend the coverage of the Singapore market under its partnership arrangement with the launch of the new FTSE ST Catalist Index on 22 June 2009.
Two leaders in the market data space – NYSE Technologies and Jordan & Jordan – announced they are working together to help customers effectively manage and reduce their spending on market data.
On the morning of June 22, on the trading floor of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) the signing ceremony of the memorandum of cooperation between the SSE and Fudan University was held, at which the two parties signed the memorandum of cooperation featured in professional training, collaboration in scientific research and sharing of intelligence resources, thus officially establishing a partnership.
Bursa Malaysia reminded the market that its benchmark index, the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) will adopt FTSE’s global index methodology and will be renamed as FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI, starting on 6 July 2009 onwards.
Deutsche Market Data & Analytics has launched the CEF alpha+® macro news feed in cooperation with the financial news agency Market News International (MNI). This ultrafast data feed supplies macroeconomic news relevant to trading directly from the sources in automated trading applications. The data is prepared for immediate processing by the applications. Banks and proprietary traders use news data in their algorithms as a signal for trading decisions.
NASDAQ OMX provides trading and clearing operations to a new Dutch trading venue - Dutch best execution and trading venue TOM to offer trading in cash equities and derivatives operated by NASDAQ OMX
In its continuous efforts to enhance international relations on the regional as well as the global fronts, EGX signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China, on the 7th of June 2009 regarding mutual cooperation on capital markets' developments.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced the launch of two new equal weight indices based on the European national blue chip indices, the AEX® and the CAC 40®. The AEX® Equal Weight and the CAC 40® Equal Weight are designed to be underlying for Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), by providing investors with an additional strategy of investing in NYSE Euronext blue chip securities.
Approximately 6.7 million people or 41% of the adult Australian population own shares, either directly (via shares or other listed investments) or indirectly (via unlisted managed funds), according to the latest Australian Share Ownership Study released on 23 June 2009 by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Qatar Holding (“QH”), the strategic and direct investment arm of Qatar Investment Authority (“QIA”), and NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced the signing of binding agreements to form a major strategic partnership which will establish Qatar Exchange (successor to the current Doha Securities Market (“DSM”)) as a world-class international exchange, and provide NYSE Euronext with a valuable presence in the Middle East.