The International Securities Exchange announced an updated schedule for the launch of its new options trading system, based on Deutsche Börse Group's Optimise™ trading architecture. The roll-out of Optimise at ISE will begin in April 2011 and continue into July as both ISE's primary and second markets migrate to the new platform. Based on input from ISE member firms, ISE completely revised the Optimise implementation timetable and will now provide greater system functionality from day one of the Optimise launch.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Euroclear Bank, the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) and Takasbank, the central clearing and settlement institution of Turkey, announce an exclusive agreement whereby Turkish Eurobonds listed and traded on the ISE will settle at Euroclear Bank after the transactions are cleared and netted by Takasbank.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Singapore Exchange announced measures to facilitate and shorten time-to-market for secondary fund raising. These measures will take effect from 1 January 2011 with amendments to the securities listing rules applicable to both the Mainboard and Catalist board.

Friday, December 17, 2010

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire London-based Elysian Systems Ltd., an independent provider of electronic trading and market technology. CME Group expects closing of the acquisition to occur on 9 December.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) announced three major initiatives to further improve its market data services. These initiatives will provide broader access to real-time market prices for the investing public, faster derivatives market data and a simpler licensing regime for information vendors. Fees of the new services are subject to the regulatory approval.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Electronic securities trading at the Ljubljana Stock Exchange was transferred to Deutsche Börse’s pan-European Xetra trading system on Monday. The Slovenian exchange is being linked to the Xetra network through the Vienna Stock Exchange, which has operated its own cash market with Xetra since 1999.

Friday, December 17, 2010

An additional db x-trackers index fund from Deutsche Bank’s ETF offering has been tradable on Xetra.
This ETF offers investors the opportunity, for the first time, to invest in the performance of Indonesian mid and large caps. The MSCI Indonesia TRN Index is aiming for 85 percent market coverage within each sector group taking free float into account.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Korea Exchange will double the amount of Joint Compensation Fund as trading and settlement amount at its cash and derivatives market revealed to have increased more than double in last five years.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Amendments to Book II (Issuers and Financial Disclosure) of the AMF General Regulation were approved by the order of 28 October 2010, published in the Journal Officiel dated 6 November 2010.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has launched its next generation trading system, ASX Trade, providing the fastest integrated equities and derivatives trading platform in the world.

Friday, December 17, 2010

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