The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has concluded arrangements to introduce the first ever Issuers’ Portal in the Nigerian Capital Market known as X-Issuer. The new portal, which will be formally launched on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the MUSON Centre in Lagos, is one of a number of new regulatory initiatives of The NSE that will allow online information submission for enhanced interaction between the Exchange and listed companies.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with global index provider MSCI for 14 new regional and country indices. With this, SGX has licensed a total of 19 MSCI indices, encompassing almost all of Asia’s key capital and other growth markets.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is adding Asian foreign exchange (FX) futures to its derivatives market in the third quarter of 2013, subject to regulatory approval.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Korea Exchange (KRX) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore collaborations in the development of over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivatives clearing capabilities.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) and The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the development of Philippines-linked derivatives products.
Starting from the evening clearing session on March 13, 2013 Moscow Exchange is expanding the list of its Derivatives market's instruments eligible for an initial margin benefit when opposite positions in these contracts are taken (inter-contract spreads):
- an inter-contract spread for opposite positions in the RTS Index futures and RTS Standard Index futures will be improved to add the MICEX Index futures;
- an inter-contract spread for opposite positions in the 2-year Government bonds futures, 4-year Government bonds futures and 6-year Government bonds futures will be introduced.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight issued a letter advising the Bolsa de Valores, Marcadorias e Futuros (BVMF-Brazil) that its MICEX Index, Hang Seng Index, FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index, and the BSE Sensitive Index futures contracts submitted for review on January 25, 2013, were deemed certified.
Eurex Group and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) announced that they have agreed to deepen their strategic partnership through a long-term technology
alliance under which BSE will join the Eurex technology roadmap and deploy Deutsche Börse Group’s trading architecture in a first step. BSE aims to replace its derivatives market platform in the course of 2013 and plans to subsequently replace also its cash market platform. This agreement is an important step in further developing the strategic partnership between Eurex and BSE.
The JSE has delivered a steady financial performance in 2012, with strong results in a number of business areas offsetting a tough year in equity trading and demonstrating the success of the Group’s strategy to offer a full range of products and services to clients.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) joins hands with 28 leading brokers to launch a campaign, “Your 1st stock: Beginning with equities and investing with quality” in order to give insights, intensive training, an exclusive workshop, and other benefits for new investors throughout this year, aiming to boost the number of new investors by 70,000 investors in 2013.