The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. ("NASDAQ OMX(R)") (Nasdaq:NDAQ) reported solid results for the third quarter of 2010. Net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX for the third quarter of 2010 was $101 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared with $96 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010, and $60 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2009. Included in the third quarter of 2010 results are $4 million of expenses associated with workforce reductions, merger and strategic initiatives, and other items, offset by $4 million of benefits associated with the tax impact of these items and certain other tax adjustments.
In line with the “Notice of Relevant Issues Concerning Listed Commercial Banks’ Pilot Trading of Bonds on Stock Exchanges”, the China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (SD&C), the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) made arrangements for relevant issues concerning bonds trading of listed commercial banks on the SSE and the SZSE in the pilot period by jointly issuing on October 28 the “Notice of Relevant Issues Concerning Bonds Trading of Listed Commercial Banks on Stock Exchanges in Pilot Period”.
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) announced the launching of its internet connectivity facility for futures traders to trade its derivatives products directly via the web-version of BMD Order Management System (BMD OMS). Prior to this, clients of derivatives brokers, both retail and institutional, would need to place their orders through their brokers; whereas high volume traders used direct market access facility.
The JSE launched the Rand Index (RAIN), a currency index which can be used by the asset management industry, economists as well as importers and exporters as a tracking and forecasting tool to determine the rand’s strength against a basket of currencies.
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) jointly announce the launch of the Straits Times Index (STI) Dividend Index
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced the acquisition of TradeCapture OTC, a leading provider of web-enabled solutions for commodity trading with real-time prices. Previously known as Tap and Trade(TM) the application is now known as ICE mobile(TM) and available online in the Apple App Store. ICE mobile delivers real time market data, is available to WebICE users via their WebICE account ID, and will be expanded later this year to offer mobile trading.
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and The Volatility Exchange (VolX(R)), architect of the world's first listed instruments on realized volatility, announced that in the first quarter of 2011, CME Group will begin offering a set of FX Realized Volatility futures based on CME Group's major currency pairs. These contracts will be listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, reported financial results for the third quarter of 2010. Consolidated revenues were $287 million, an increase of 12% from $256 million in the third quarter of 2009. Consolidated net income attributable to ICE was $96 million, up 10% from net income of $87 million in last year's third quarter. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 9% to $1.29 compared to third quarter 2009 EPS of $1.18 per diluted share.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced the launch of five NASDAQ OMX Alpha Indexes(TM)designed to help market participants measure performance between stock and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The new indices, which began real-time calculation and dissemination on October 11, 2010, will highlight a suite of new derivatives products that will allow investors and traders the opportunity to generate returns even when the market is down.
Within the framework of E-Government Switzerland, the actuation of the municipality of Arosa on 1 November 2010 marks SIX Group’s launch of the first Swiss-wide real estate information portal, Terravis. As a result, authorized professional users now have access to land-register and official survey data.