The JSE Ltd today announced that it had extended its existing licensing agreement with CME Group, the world’s largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, to give South Africans the ability to trade rand-denominated platinum, gold and crude oil futures contracts. In January this year, the JSE signed an agreement with CME Group to use its benchmark corn futures settlement prices for a local corn future.
In a further boost for interoperability, SIX x-clear Ltd, the Central Counterparty (CCP) and licensed Swiss bank, and QUOTE MTF Ltd., the pan-European multi-lateral trading facility (MTF), today announced an agreement to offer competitive clearing services for all trades conducted on the QUOTE MTF platform.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced the launch of two new dividend indices, the CAC 40 Dividend Index and the AEX Dividend Index. The CAC 40 Dividend Index and the AEX Dividend Index measure the cumulative value of ordinary gross dividends declared and paid by the constituents of the CAC 40 and the AEX indices respectively.
In the first half of 2009, the structure of WSE investors returned to its former state which had become a specific quality of the Warsaw bourse – Polish individual, institutional and foreign investors each account for ca. one third of the equities trading value. – Mr Ludwik Sobolewski, WSE President, noted on a press conference today.
BSE announces the launch of a new BSE IPO index that will track the value of companies for two years after listing subsequent to successful completion of their initial public offering (IPO).
Oslo Børs will introduce new tick sizes for the 25 shares that make up the OBX index with effect from Monday 31 August 2009. As previously announced, this is the result of the initiative taken by the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) to simplify and harmonise tick sizes in European markets.
ETF Securities Ltd, the global pioneer of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), launched Japan's first ever precious metal commodity ETF platform on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
Deutsche Börse Group and IBM announced that Deutsche Börse Group has selected IBM high speed messaging technology to become part of its all new technology infrastructure.
Eurex, the international derivatives exchange, announced that its four agricultural derivatives can also be traded in the U.S. with immediate effect under the current Eurex no-action letter from the U.S. regulatory authority Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
(New York/July 24, 2009) – Governments and regulators need to step up initiatives to promote convergence to global accountancy and auditing standards—and they need to do so quickly—according to over 60 leaders of the accountancy profession who attended the International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC’s) G20 Accountancy Summit on July 23 and 24 in London. The summit was organized to achieve consensus by the profession on a series of recommendations to be made to the G20 leaders prior to their meeting in September on issues related to the financial crisis.