Frankfurt Stock Exchange is now measuring the expectations of private investors for the first time with its Bull/Bear Index. Until now, the indicator only measured the expectations of institutional investors. The survey has now also been extended to include questions on individual securities and point forecasts. In cooperation with Comdirect Bank, around 600 selected private investors provide weekly information on whether they are optimistic or pessimistic about the market. The data is collected every Wednesday and available from 6 p.m. on the website www.boerse-frankfurt.de under “Sentiment Indicators”.
The Vienna Stock Exchange launches a new index, the “ATX Global Players”, which tracks companies that are world market leaders in their niche. The index is calculated and published in euro in real time. The ATX Global Players comprises those companies of the prime market that have at least 20% of sales revenues from outside Europe. The selection is made once a year (in September) and there are no restrictions as to the number of inclusions or removals from the index. The maximum index weighting per company is limited to 20%. The sectors with the highest weightings in the index are: manufacturing technology & machinery (37%), mining & metals (24%), chemicals (11%), petroleum & natural gas (11%).
SIX Financial Information has launched an Income Distribution Service to provide timely and accurate dividend information. During the development phase, SIX worked closely with a client based working group to design a service tailored to the industry’s requirements. A number of leading financial institutions have already subscribed to the new offering.
- Revenue of $172.2 million in Q1/13
- Diluted earnings per share of 70 cents in Q1/13
- Adjusted diluted earnings per share of 78 cents, excluding 3 cents per share of Maple transaction and integration costs, 16 cents per share of amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions, and 11 cents per share related to reduction in income tax expense due to recognition of deferred income tax asset
- Cash flows from operating activities of $57.7 million in Q1/13
Japan Securities Clearing Corporation, a subsidiary of JPX, and Japan Government Bond Clearing Corporation, an affiliate of JPX, started discussions on a merger as disclosed in the release "Start of Discussions on Merger between Japan Securities Clearing Corporation and Japan Government Bond Clearing Corporation" dated March 7, 2013.
Japan Exchange Group, Inc. ,Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (JPX Group) and Nikkei Inc. (Nikkei) have agreed to jointly develop a new stock price index for the purpose of contributing to the further development and vitality of the Japanese securities market on the occasion of the merger of the Tokyo and Osaka equity markets.
ASIC has made new market integrity rules for the Australian Securities Exchange Limited derivatives market (ASX 24).
The Board submits the unaudited consolidated results of the Group for the three months ended 31 March 2013.
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announces that Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds (AGBs) will be available for trading on ASX on 21 May 2013, giving retail investors access to buy and sell these products as easily as shares.
Deutsche Börse has launched the new XETRA Prime and Entry Standard Bond index family. The new index family tracks all corporate bonds in the Entry Standard and Prime Standard for corporate bonds.