Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak marked a historic milestone for the Malaysian capital market with the launch of the Exchange Traded Bonds and Sukuk (ETBS) on Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) with the maiden issuance by DanaInfra Nasional Berhad (DanaInfra), effectively creating a new asset class on the Exchange to cement Malaysia as the world’s leading sukuk marketplace.
The Korea Exchange, Inc. (KRX) and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation and the exchange of information on January 10.
NASDAQ OMX Commodities is pleased to announce the launch of new instruments in Genium INET. Genium INET will be upgraded to version 0222 during the weekend 23-24 March, 2013. Thereafter, subject to successful testing and regulatory approval, the enhancements listed below will be activated for members according to a detailed time plan which will be published in due course.
Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. jointly announced on January 7, 2013 to issue SZSE ChiNext 300 Index (Abbreviation: ChiNext 300, Code: 399012), which takes June 29, 2012 as base day, and 1000 point as base point, SZSE ChiNext 300 Growth Index (Abbreviation: ChiNext G, Code: 399667) and SZSE ChiNext 300 Value Index (Abbreviation: ChiNext V, Code: 399668).
Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE) announced that its affiliate Market Data Express, LLC (MDX) plans to launch the CBOE Customized Option Pricing Service (COPS) on Monday, January 14. The new data service, which employs the market-making expertise of CBOE's liquidity-providing community, offers subscribers end-of-day indicative valuations for "customized" options such as FLexible EXchange (FLEX) options and certain over-the-counter (OTC) options.
Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) replaced its existing market surveillance systems for its equity and derivatives markets with the Millennium SurveillanceTM System, effective 31 December 2012.
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, and NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), the preeminent global equity, equity options and fixed income derivatives market operator, announced a definitive agreement for ICE to acquire NYSE Euronext in a stock-and-cash transaction. The acquisition combines two leading exchange groups to create a premier global exchange operator diversified across markets including agricultural and energy commodities, credit derivatives, equities and equity derivatives, foreign exchange and interest rates. With leading clearing capabilities, the combined company will be well positioned to deliver efficiencies while serving customer demand for clearing and risk management globally.
Qatar Exchange and Al Rayan Investment announced the launch of the QE Al Rayan Islamic index. Set to debut on January 7, 2013 the index is based on QE listed stocks of minimum free float size and liquidity that are Shari’a compliant according to Al Rayan’s Shari'a Supervisory Board.
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) organized a presentation on its new and upcoming trading mechanism for media personnel.
2012 Q2 results (June 30, 2012: $1 = NT$29.88)
- Operating revenues: NT$1,989m ($66.57m), a decrease of 21.9% compared to 2011 Q2
- Operating expenses and costs: NT$1,660m ($55.56m), a decrease of 5.21% compared to 2011 Q2
- Net operating income: NT$ 329m ($11.01m), a decrease of 58.68% compared to 2011 Q2
- Net income: NT$845m ($28.28m), a decrease of 37.29% compared to 2011 Q2 - Basic earnings per share (after tax): NT$1.38 (Par = NT$10), a decrease of 37.27% compared to 2011 Q2