On May 29, 2013 BRICS Exchanges Alliance launched its own website at BRICSMART.org. The basic concept of the new website is to create a single data portal containing information on financial products and services offered by the BRICS Exchanges — members of the alliance.
At the general meeting of shareholders on 29 May 2013, Alexandre Zeller was elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIX. Alexandre Zeller has many years of management experience in national and international banking. He succeeds Prof. Peter Gomez, who after seven years as Chairman would like to once again devote himself more to publishing and academic projects.
NASDAQ OMX NLX (“NLX”), the new London market offering a range of both short-term interest rate (STIRs) and long-term interest rate (LTIRs) euro- and sterling-denominated listed derivative products on a single market, and LCH.Clearnet Ltd. (LCH.Clearnet), the multi-national, multi-asset clearing house, have received the necessary regulatory approvals to launch the NLX market on Friday 31st May.
Beginning May 27, 2013 the Moscow Exchange started calculating and releasing a new FX market indicator, the Ruble Fixing. The new indicator will be applied in the FX derivatives. The introduction will facilitate recognition of the ruble fixing calculated based on exchange trades abroad.
On May 27, 2013 the Moscow Exchange will launch the Blue-Chip Index, the benchmark tracking performance of most liquid and highly capitalized securities of 15 Russian issuers.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) agreed on May 27 to make regulations governing member firms more flexible and aligned with the current situation.
The consolidated net after tax profits of HELEX in Q1 2013 amounted to €4m vs. €4.8m in Q1 2012, reduced by 16.5%. The net after tax profits per share including bond valuation differences amounted to €0.06 vs. €0.09 in the corresponding period last year.
IDEM, the equity derivatives market of Borsa Italiana, has broadened its offering, launching new futures on the dividends of single European blue-chip stocks.
The new product has been launched in response to investors demand for trading the expected dividends of 23 major listed European issuers.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) welcomes the companies that joined its Mainland Market Data Hub (MMDH) Founding Members Programme, which is designed to allow information vendors and other interested parties to participate in the early set-up of the market data hub HKEx will launch in Shanghai in the fourth quarter of this year.