Market participants will be able to obtain exposure to nine new foreign-referenced soft and hard commodities thanks to the JSE’s expansion of its Quanto Futures range. Products to be introduced under license from the CME Group are heating oil, gasoline, natural gas, palladium, sugar, cotton, cocoa, coffee and corn.
- Revenue: $191 million ($164 million in 3Q FY2012)
- EBITDA: $126 million ($103 million) and Net Profit: $98 million ($78 million)
- Earnings per share: 9.1 cents (7.3 cents)
- Interim Dividend per share: 4.0 cents (4.0 cents)
BM&FBOVESPA S.A. shareholders elected a new Board of Directors for the company, in an Ordinary General Meeting. The new chairman will be Pedro Pullen Parente, who was already a member of the previous Board. He will be substituting Arminio Fraga Neto, whose second mandate that started in May 2011 has now drawn to a close.
NASDAQ OMX Commodities (“NASDAQ”) is announcing several changes to the trading and clearing arrangements for freight derivatives resulting from the decision by NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB (“NASDAQ OMX Stockholm”) to merge NOS Clearing ASA (“NOS”), which it acquired on July 2, 2012, into NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, with NASDAQ OMX Stockholm as the sole surviving entity by the end of 2013. NASDAQ is also announcing the introduction of a new facility for entering into block trades (the “Block Trade Facility”) on 29 April 2013.
International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (ISE) announced ISE GeminiTM as the brand name of its new options exchange. The SEC published ISE’s Form 1 application for a second exchange license on March 7, 2013, and ISE Gemini is targeted for launch in Q2 2013, pending SEC approval.
Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and CEE Stock Exchange Group AG (CEESEG) have entered into preliminary discussions
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, announced the introduction of 35 new energy, environmental, freight and ferrous metal contracts on April 29, 2013.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) made amendments to the Appraisal Measures for Information Disclosure of Listed Companies (hereinafter referred to as the Appraisal Measures) recently, in a move to improve the quality of information disclosure, propel regulated operations of listed companies, intensify the daily supervision over listed companies, and promote the construction of the market-oriented operation mechanism which rewards the good and fines the bad.
On April 5, 2013, a bell ringing ceremony was organized at Borsa İstanbul’s headquarters in İstinye on the occasion of the launch of Borsa İstanbul, a prominent project of the Turkish financial world. Hosted by Borsa İstanbul Chairman & CEO İbrahim M. Turhan, the ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other distinguished members of the government, private sector and international representatives.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) commemorated the 5th Anniversary of its Representative Office in Beijing. SGX CEO Mr Magnus Bocker hosted a dinner with Guests-of-Honour Mr Zhuang Xinyi, Vice Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore and Mr Eric Teo, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore to China.