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.
- Advanced trading and clearing platform will enable DGCX to expand product offerings and attract new traders
- The new platform facilitates greater efficiency and liquidity in the DGCX marketplace by offering ultra-fast matching and real-time clearing
- Provides a new risk management benchmark worldwide by integrated trading and clearing in real-time
The Board of Directors of Hellenic Exchanges approved the Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2012 (1.1.2012 to 31.12.2012), and has decided to propose to the next Annual General Meeting of shareholders, which will take place on May 29rd 2013, to distribute €0.07 per share as ordinary dividend. In addition, the Board decided to propose to distribute €0.05 per share as special dividend (share capital return). The record date and payment date for the special dividend will be decided by the General Meeting of the Company’s shareholders. The Company will inform investors about the exact dates, as soon as they are determined.
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, announced it will introduce four credit index futures contracts starting in May 2013. The contracts will be based on the Markit CDX and Markit iTraxx indices, and are subject to review by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (hereinafter "JSCC"), a subsidiary of Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (hereinafter "JPX"), and Japan Government Bond Clearing Corporation (hereinafter "JGBCC"), an affiliate of JPX, decided to begin discussions on a merger at the meetings of their respective board of directors.