Paris (Feb 7, 2011) – Global equity market capitalization on regulated exchanges increased 14.9 percent to $54.8 trillion (USD) in 2010 as markets continued their rebound from the 2008 financial crisis, the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) reported in its annual publication of market statistics.
The ASX Group (ASX) announces the launch of the first exchange traded fund (ETF) over currency to be traded on the Australian Securities Exchange.
WFE Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Grégoire Naacke as a new staff member of the Federation. As an economist, Grégoire will strengthen the research initiatives undertaken by the Secretariat. His past experience and knowledge of cash and derivatives markets will allow WFE to launch new initiatives to better serve members and the public.
On 17 January 2011, EDX London, London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) international derivatives market has gone live with dividend futures on six Russian International Order Book (IOB) underlyings. This is the first time Russian dividend futures will be traded on exchange.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has announced two new initiatives in the social media space - "CBOE Mobile," its iPhone application, and a Facebook fan page.
Deutsche Börse and Clearstream, the central securities depository (ICSD) within Deutsche Börse Group, have launched their joint funds trading on Deutsche Börse’s cash market Xetra. More than 80,000 investment funds that are currently on Clearstream’s order routing platform Vestima+ can be introduced for trading via Xetra by market makers (funds specialists). After execution, the funds will be settled through Clearstream’s post-trade facility for mutual funds, the Central Facility for Funds (CFF).
Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE) and Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions (TASIS) launched the BSE TASIS SHARIAH 50 Index on Monday, Dec 27, 2010. The Index is the first Shariah Index created in India utilizing the strict guidelines and local expertise of a domestic, India-based Shariah advisory board. The BSE TASIS Shariah 50 index consists of the 50 largest and most liquid Shariah compliant stocks within the BSE 500.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) launched a “Taiwan Employment Creation 99 Index” on December 30, 2010, in cooperation with Research Affiliates, LLC. The index consists of 99 listed companies in Taiwan that have created the most job opportunities for the local work force, hoping to encourage more enterprises to follow their example and better fulfill corporate social responsibility.
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), acting on behalf of the successor company of its Market Regulation Division (MRD), is acquiring a new surveillance system which will enhance its capability to monitor stock trading activities and strengthen market integrity. The successor company of the MRD is presently in the process of incorporation.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that for the first time it will apply its CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) methodology to options on individual stocks when it begins publishing volatility values on five highly active equities on Friday, January 7. CBOE will calculate values for Apple (ticker symbol: VXAPL), Amazon (ticker symbol: VXAZN), IBM (ticker symbol: VXIBM), Google (ticker symbol: VXGOG), and Goldman Sachs (ticker symbol: VXGS).