IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved ICE Trade Vault Europe Limited (ICE Trade Vault Europe) as a Trade Repository (TR) for the reporting of swaps and futures trade data to meet requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
Singapore Exchange (SGX) welcomed the first Chinese Bank’s renminbi (RMB) bond to be listed and cleared in Singapore. The RMB bond is issued by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s (ICBC) Singapore branch. The bond issue is settled and cleared in RMB via SGX’s Central Depository (CDP).
Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) announces that starting January 3rd, 2014, BVB will extend the trading program for the following financial instruments of the regulated spot market: shares, fund units and rights. The trading session at Bucharest Stock Exchange will end at 18:00.
The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and the Bahrain Bourse (BHB) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will serve to deepen and enhance the existing cooperation between the two stock exchanges.
- MAB will list its first SOCIMI, Entrecampos Cuatro Socimi, S.A., on Thursday, 28 November
- The second, Promorent Socimi, S.A., will be listed during the first week of December
As of 1 January 2014 the brand identity of the exchange for structured products will be integrated into SIX and the Swiss Exchange business area. Backed by the strength of the SIX brand, the Swiss exchange for structured products will be able in future to address the special characteristics of the Swiss market and contribute to its continuing development.
The consolidated net after tax profits of HELEX amounted to EUR40.5m vs. EUR8.8m in 9M 2012 and are significantly increased mainly due to the recapitalization of the systemic banks. The net after tax profits per share in 9M 2013 including bond valuation differences amounted to EUR0.63 vs. EUR0.15 in the corresponding period last year.
In a move to encourage more private investors to embrace currency derivatives, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is expanding its Quanto derivatives range to include a currency contract based on the Euro/Dollar exchange rate, the world’s most actively traded currency pair.
Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services is introducing exclusive analytics based on raw, unpublished Xetra order book data. Effective 25 November 2013, Xetra real-time analytics will provide market participants with additional, exclusive in-depth trading information.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announced they will establish a Direct Listing Framework for companies from China to list in Singapore.