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.
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.