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.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) plans to introduce new stock index futures and stock futures on three A-share Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as part of its continuing efforts to expand its suite of Mainland China-related products.
CME Group announced it has expanded its centrally cleared, over-the-counter (OTC) agricultural swap offering through the introduction of a new U.S. dollar (USD)-denominated palm oil swap. Pending CFTC review, the new USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil Calendar Swap will be available for clearing on CME ClearPort on June 3, and will be listed with and subject to the rules and regulations of the CBOT.
NASDAQ Dubai, the Middle East’s international financial exchange, is preparing to open a platform on which investors can trade Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds.
The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) and the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to share information and best practices pertaining to product development, business and marketing initiatives, technology, and also in the areas of mutual interests of markets in Taiwan and Vietnam.
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CME Group (CME) have announced that, as part of an agreement between the exchanges, CBOE began disseminating values for a new volatility benchmark index using futures options data on CME Group's 10-year U.S. Treasury note contract. The CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility IndexSM (ticker symbol VXTNYSM ) is the first volatility index based on U.S. government debt to be calculated and disseminated by CBOE.
The international derivatives marketplace Eurex Exchange announced that it will start a new initiative to increase the attractiveness of its short-term interest rate derivatives segment by offering new trading and market making incentives for its Three-Month Euribor Futures. These measures will become effective on 1 June 2013. Euribor Futures have already been listed on Eurex Exchange for several years.