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ASEAN Exchanges announced an expanded FTSE ASEAN Index Series including a comprehensive suite of indices broadly covering the growing ASEAN equity market. The three new tradable ASEAN indices are the FTSE ASEAN All-Share Index, FTSE ASEAN Stars Index and FTSE ASEAN All Share Ex-Developed Index.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) launched a new bond price index, the Tel Bond-Composite index, which comprises all investment-grade bonds (BBB- or higher) which meet the criteria for index constituency. The index was launched on 9 March 2014.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) a market leading provider of innovative, transparent indexes, announced the following 19 NASDAQ Indexes are now available to clients of eVestment's suite of Analytic solutions for institutional investors.

On Jan 27, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and S&P Dow Jones Indices signed a strategic agreement and launched their first co-branded S&P/TWSE Taiwan Low Volatility High Dividend Index.

Deutsche Börse decided on changes in its selection indices that will become effective 24 March 2014.

Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), welcomes publication of the implementing decree introducing PEA PME savings accounts in France, and today announced the launch of its new CAC® PME index.

The Santiago Stock Exchange concluded the private bidding process to develop a research that will allow the creation of a Sustainability Index in the stock market. MSCI, specialist in index calculation and has a vast experience in the development of international methodologies, won the bid.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) has introduced two new indexes on the Global Index Data Service 2.0 (GIDS 2.0) - the NASDAQ IBIS Focused Growth Index (NQIBIS); and the NASDAQ IBIS Focused Growth Total Return Index (NQIBIST).

On 4 February 2014 Moscow Exchange approved changes to the methodology used to calculate the Broad Market, Second-Tier, Blue-Chip, MICEX Innovation and Sectoral Indices.

Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated® (CBOE®) today announced that it has created a new benchmark volatility index — the CBOE Mid-Term Volatility IndexSM (ticker: VXMTSM). CBOE began disseminating values for the new Mid-Term Volatility Index on 27 November.

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is pleased to introduce three new Asian Index Futures to provide investors wider access to almost all of Asia’s key capital and growth markets.  The new contracts, namely the SGX-PSE MSCI Philippines Index Futures, SGX MSCI Thailand Index Futures and SGX MSCI India Index Futures, complement SGX’s extensive suite of equity derivatives offerings.  In addition, it provides global investors deeper and more extensive reach into Asia's emerging markets.  The three new contracts will commence trading from 25 November 2013.

Japan Exchange Group, Inc. and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. and Nikkei Inc. are proceeding with the joint-development of a new index. Details regarding the index have been determined as below, and the index will start to be calculated from the beginning of the next year.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is launching eight new indexes today in the NASDAQ BulletShares® Index Family.

The new NASDAQ BulletShares Ladder Indexes are traditional bond ladders implemented through indexes utilizing target maturity bond ETFs.

 

NYSE Euronext announced the launch of the NYSE® Diversified High Income Index (NYDVHI), a new index designed to measure the performance of a broad, diversified basket of 138 publicly-traded securities that provide exposure to multiple asset classes, sectors and segments that historically pay high dividends or distributions.

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange announces the launch of a new responsible investment index, the Lux RI Fund Index, on 1 July 2013.

This index (ISIN LU0940704496) represents the overall performance of some of the major funds domiciled in Luxembourg that operate in the area of responsible investment, primarily those concerned with environmental, social and ethical issues.

 

The Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated® (CBOE®) announced that it will begin disseminating values for a new volatility index benchmark — the CBOE EFA ETF Volatility Index (VXEFA) — on Monday, July 1. The VXEFA Index, the newest addition to CBOE's suite of volatility benchmarks, expands investors' ability to track market volatility of major geographic regions outside of the United States.

NYSE Euronext (NYX), the world’s largest exchange group, and Vigeo, the leading European expert in responsible performance, are expanding their range of ESG1 indices with the launch of the Euronext Vigeo Benelux 20, the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 and the Euronext Vigeo US 50.

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) announced the launch of their partnership with BlueStar Indexes to develop a family of indexes and use them as the basis for exchange traded products (ETPs) and other index-linked vehicles. The BlueStar Israel Global Index (ticker: BLS), the first index developed through the partnership, provides a comprehensive benchmark for investors to track Israeli and Israeli-linked public companies and serves as the basis for the Market Vectors® Israel ETF (NYSEArca: ISRA®). Such well-known Israeli companies as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TASE: TEVA), Perrigo Co. (NDAQ: PRGO), Checkpoint (Nasdaq: CHKP), Amdocs (NYSE: DOX) and Mellanox (Nasdaq: MLNX) are included in the index.

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) announced that it is the first options exchange to enter into a licensing agreement with NationsShares®, a leading developer of option-enhanced and option-based indexes, to list options on the Nations VolDex® index (ticker: VOLI). The Nations VolDex measures broad market implied volatility by way of at-the-money SPY options.

 

Deutsche Börse has launched the DAX ex Financials 30 Index, which measures the 30 largest and most liquid companies in Germany excluding stocks classified as Banks, Financial Service and Insurance.

Deutsche Börse has launched the DAX ex Financials 30 Index, which measures the 30 largest and most liquid companies in Germany excluding stocks classified as Banks, Financial Service and Insurance.

NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ) introduces six new indexes in the Icelandic bond market. The indexes are based on Icelandic nominal and inflation-linked benchmark bonds that are listed and traded on NASDAQ OMX Iceland. The new indexes will provide insight and transparency into the price development of bench­mark bonds which are the most liquid Icelandic government guaranteed bonds.

Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “SSIC”) and the Financial Channel of China Central Television (hereinafter referred to as “CCTV”) recently announced that the CCTV Financial 50 Dimension Leading Indices were published on June 6 2013. All taking June 30 2010 as the base date and 2563.07 points as the base value, the indices family is consisted of the CCTV Financial 50 Innovation Index (Code: 399551, Abbreviation: CCTV Innovation), the CCTV Financial 50 Growth Index (Code: 399552, Abbreviation: CCTV Growth), the CCTV Financial 50 Return Index (Code: 399553, Abbreviation: CCTV Return), the CCTV Financial 50 Governance Index (Code: 399554, Abbreviation: CCTV Governance), and the CCTV Financial 50 Responsibility Index (Code: 399555, Abbreviation: CCTV Responsibility).

To further enhance index family as well as to provide new analysis tools and underlying instruments for investors, SSE and CSI announced that SSE Dividend Potential Index, CSI Dividend Potential Index, SSE Sector Dividend Indices and CSI Sector Dividend Indices to be launched on July 2, 2013.

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) announced how TSE / OSE cross-listed issues will be treated in index calculation after consolidation of the TSE and OSE cash markets scheduled for July 2013.

On May 27, 2013 the Moscow Exchange will launch the Blue-Chip Index, the benchmark tracking performance of most liquid and highly capitalized securities of 15 Russian issuers.

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CME Group (CME) have announced that, as part of an agreement between the exchanges, CBOE began disseminating values for a new volatility benchmark index using futures options data on CME Group's 10-year U.S. Treasury note contract. The CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility IndexSM (ticker symbol VXTNYSM ) is the first volatility index based on U.S. government debt to be calculated and disseminated by CBOE.

On May 27, 2013 the Moscow Exchange will launch the Blue-Chip Index, the benchmark tracking performance of most liquid and highly capitalized securities of 15 Russian issuers.

Frankfurt Stock Exchange is now measuring the expectations of private investors for the first time with its Bull/Bear Index. Until now, the indicator only measured the expectations of institutional investors. The survey has now also been extended to include questions on individual securities and point forecasts. In cooperation with Comdirect Bank, around 600 selected private investors provide weekly information on whether they are optimistic or pessimistic about the market. The data is collected every Wednesday and available from 6 p.m. on the website www.boerse-frankfurt.de under “Sentiment Indicators”.

The Vienna Stock Exchange launches a new index, the “ATX Global Players”, which tracks companies that are world market leaders in their niche. The index is calculated and published in euro in real time. The ATX Global Players comprises those companies of the prime market that have at least 20% of sales revenues from outside Europe. The selection is made once a year (in September) and there are no restrictions as to the number of inclusions or removals from the index. The maximum index weighting per company is limited to 20%. The sectors with the highest weightings in the index are: manufacturing technology & machinery (37%), mining & metals (24%), chemicals (11%), petroleum & natural gas (11%).

Japan Exchange Group, Inc. ,Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (JPX Group) and Nikkei Inc. (Nikkei) have agreed to jointly develop a new stock price index for the purpose of contributing to the further development and vitality of the Japanese securities market on the occasion of the merger of the Tokyo and Osaka equity markets.

Deutsche Börse has launched the new XETRA Prime and Entry Standard Bond index family. The new index family tracks all corporate bonds in the Entry Standard and Prime Standard for corporate bonds.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has taken steps which will lead to the establishment of a Corporate Governance Index for listed companies in Nigeria.

To satisfy market demand for TOPIX index values that hedge foreign currency risk, the Tokyo Stock Exchange has been calculating and publishing the TOPIX Total Return Euro Hedged Index since January 2011 and will now begin calculating the TOPIX Total Return Index hedged into US Dollars.

Since the title of Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) is converted to Borsa İstanbul A.Ş. on April 5, 2013, the abbreviation “İMKB” used in the Equity Market and Debt Instruments Market indices is changed to “BIST” on the same date.

Designed to characterize the corporate bonds’ prices variation tendency in many ways as well as to serve as new investment analysis tools and performance evaluation benchmarks for bond investors, CSI announced the upcoming launch of SSE Corporate Subdivision Bond Index Series on May 3rd 2013.

FTSE Group, part of London Stock Exchange Group, and TMX Group announce that they have completed the transaction to combine their fixed income businesses in a new joint venture, FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets.

 

Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. announced on March 20, 2013 to launch CNI Large-middle Cap. Index (Abbreviation: Large-middle Cap., Code: 399400), and CNI Middle-small Cap. Index (Abbreviation: Middle-small Cap., Code: 399401), both of which took December 31, 2002 as base day, and 1000 point as base point. The two indices are designed on the one hand to reflect the overall price movement of listed companies of different scales, and on the other hand to enrich and improve CNI scale index system.

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) and S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that they have finalized an amendment to their license agreement that extends Chicago Board Options Exchange's (CBOE) exclusive rights to list security options contracts based on certain indices calculated and published by S&P Dow Jones Indices through 2032, and non-exclusive rights through 2033.

Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with global index provider MSCI for 14 new regional and country indices. With this, SGX has licensed a total of 19 MSCI indices, encompassing almost all of Asia’s key capital and other growth markets.

 

  • FTSE TMX Debt Capital Markets will be one of the leading global fixed income ETF index providers
  • Will combine TMX Datalinx's fixed income index business, PC-Bond, with FTSE's existing international fixed income business

Designed to serve as a new investable benchmark for bond investors as well as to promote innovation of China bond market, CSI announced the upcoming launch of SSE 10-Year China Treasury Note (Futures Deliverables) Index on Mar 7th 2013.

Five new equity index ETFs issued by db X-trackers have been tradable in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment

Russell Indexes, a leading global index provider and NYSE Euronext, one of the world's premier exchange operators and technology innovators, announced a global alliance which will span three distinct NYSE Euronext business lines and multiple geographies, as well as several facets of Russell's global index business. The agreement includes the transition of RussellTick, an index feed for real-time, intra-day values for the Russell family of indexes in the U.S. and globally, to NYSE Technologies' Global Index Feed (GIF) protocol and extensive global distribution. Approximately $3.9 trillion in assets are currently benchmarked to the Russell Indexes globally. The alliance also includes a commitment to develop additional joint global services and products, such as new index-based options.

As part of its specialized services provided regarding the design, creation, measurement and management of indices, the Athens Exchange announces the creation of the Hellenic Mid & Small Cap Index designed for and in cooperation with the NBG Asset Management M.F.M.C., in order to be used as a Benchmark on the yield of the mutual funds.

 

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).

 

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.

 

Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) launched a new index on Sept. 11 which focused on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. It has demonstrated a better performance of back history than the leading tradable index and the existing benchmark index in Taiwan.

 

The Vienna Stock Exchange will calculate and publish the ATX Distributing and the ATX Top Dividend Distributing. The two new indices are a dividend distributing version of their underlying indices. Dividends play an important role when analysing total return on investment. The calculation of distributing indices is our response to demand for portraying additional dividend strategies.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market, announced the launch of the NASDAQ Global Index Family – an extension of NASDAQ OMX's growth as an innovative global index provider.

 

The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced that it will begin disseminating values for a new benchmark index, the CBOE Low Volatility IndexSM (ticker: LOVOL) on Friday, November 30.  

 

Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. jointly announced on November 19, 2012 to issue a series of performance indices, which encompass SZSE Performance Index(Abbreviation: SZSE Performance, Code: 399655), SZSE 100 Performance Weighted Index(Abbreviation: 100 Performance WT, Code: 399656), SZSE 300 Performance Weighted Index(Abbreviation: 300 Performance WT, Code: 399657), SME Performance Weighted Index(Abbreviation: SME Performance WT, Code: 399658), and CNINFO Performance Index(Abbreviation: Performance Index, Code: 399398).

S&P Dow Jones Indices and TMX Group Inc. announced the launch of three new Canadian indices: the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Laddered index, the S&P/TSX Equal Weight Global Gold index and the S&P/TSX Equal Weight Industrials index. Each of the indices has been licensed by S&P Dow Jones Indices to BMO Asset Management for potential exchange traded products to be listed on Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • WSE will start to calculate and publish WIG20TR (WIG20 Total Return) index as of 3 December 2012
  • The index portfolio will be consistent with WIG20 but index calculation will include corporate actions such as issues of new shares with pre-emptive rights and dividend payments

 

Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. jointly announced on November 9, 2012 to issue SZSE Culture Index (Abbreviation: SZSE Culture, Code: 399654) and CNINFO OCT Culture Index (Abbreviation: OCT Culture, Code: 399397). Both indices take June 30, 2009 as the base date, and 1000 points as base point.

 

BME expands its IBEX 35® index family with three new tradable indices, all of which are based on the IBEX 35®. The new indices, called IBEX 35® TRIPLE LEVERAGE NET, IBEX 35® X5 LEVERAGE NET and IBEX 35® X5 SHORT will start to be calculated and disseminated in real time from November 22nd.

 

In order to provide investment reference for subdivision industries like health care, non-ferrous, and food and beverage, Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. announced that the SINO Health Care Index (Code: 399394, Abbreviation: SINO Health Care), SINO Non-ferrous Index (Code: 399395, Abbreviation: SINO Non-ferrous) and SINO Food & Beverage Index (Code: 399396, Abbreviation: SINO Food) were launched on October 29 2012. All the indices take December 31 2004 as the base date and 1000 points as the base value.

ATHEX in cooperation with FTSE, designed a new index series to enable the monitoring of the market performance of the listed companies that have highly globalised activity either in exports or through production abroad.

The Vienna Stock Exchange launched two new performance indices : the SETX Total Return (SETX TR) and the SETX Net Total Return (SETX NTR). The calculation of the new total return indices is our response to market demand.

 

The stock exchanges of Istanbul and Vienna have joined forces in a unique cooperation project and launched the IBTX (Istanbul Traded Index) and IBTX Banking today. The IBTX is calculated based on the prices of the twenty most actively traded shares of the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The IBTX Banking index consists of the most liquid Turkish banking stocks. Both indices can be used as a benchmark and underlying for standardized derivatives (futures and options) as well as an underlying for structured products (warrants, index certificates and ETFs). Investors have already demonstrated keen interest, especially in the IBTX, and two Austrian issuers have already announced their intention to immediately start issuing IBTX certificates.

 

 

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has been calculating and publishing the TOPIX Total Return Euro Hedged Index since January 2011 to satisfy market demand for TOPIX index values hedged in Euros, and will now begin calculating and publishing a version of the same index with daily currency hedging.

 

To further enhance the SSE and CSI index family as well as to provide new analysis tools and underlying instruments for investors, SSE and CSI together announced that SSE Regional Industry Top Index Series and CSI Regional Industry Top Index Series to be launched on Sep 27, 2012

BM&FBOVESPA starts the real-time calculation and publication of the Unsponsored BDR Index – Global (BDRX). The new indicator is composed of the 70 unsponsored BDRs that are listed on the Exchange and was created to contribute to the diversification of foreign investors’ investment strategies for foreign assets. The index offers asset managers and the market a point of reference for the performance of the depository receipts of foreign stocks, traded on BM&FBOVESPA.

BM&FBOVESPA starts the real-time calculation and publication today of the Special Corporate Governance Stock Index – Novo Mercado (IGNM).

The new index was created to offer asset managers and the market a specific indicator of the performance of the constituent companies of the Novo Mercado – the Exchange’s highest Corporate Governance standard.

SSE and CSI together announced that the SSE Market Value 100 Index will be renamed as SSE Market Value Top 100 Index on Sep 4, 2012.

 

Designed to serve as a new investable benchmark for bond investors as well as to promote innovation of China bond market, CSI announced the upcoming launch of SSE 5-Year China Treasury Note (Futures Deliverables) Index, SSE Convertible Bond Index and CSI Convertible Bond Index on Sep 12th 2012.

In order to guide the listed companies to positively reward their shareholders, improve corporation management, exercise the social responsibility, Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. jointly declared on August 20, 2012 to launch SZSE SME Dividend Index (Code: 399649, Abbreviation: SME Dividend), SZSE SME CORP Governance Index (Code: 399650, Abbreviation: SME CORP Governance) and SZSE SME CSR Index (Code: 399651, Abbreviation: SME CSR). All of three indices take June 30, 2009 as the base date, and 1000 points as base point.

Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. declared on August 20, 2012 to launch SINO Real Estate Index, which is designed to reflect the return of real estate stocks, providing investment targets in industry segments, propelling the development of index fund products. SINO Real Estate Index (Code: 399393, Abbreviation: SINO Real Estate) takes December 31, 2004 as base day, and 1000 points as base point.

 

Designed to serve as a set of new benchmarks as well as to provide investable underlyings and analysis tools for investors, SSE and CSI together announced the upcoming launch of SSE High Beta and SSE Low Beta Indices on Aug 6th 2012.

 

Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) announces that on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, launches BET-BK index (Bucharest Exchange Trading Benchmark Index).

To further enhance the SSE index family as well as to provide new analysis tools and underlying instruments for investors, SSE and CSI together announced that 5 dividend indices to be launched on July 20, 2012, including the SSE180 dividend index, SSE380 dividend index, SSE State-owned Enterprises Dividend Index, SSE Central State-owned Enterprises Dividend Index and SSE Private-owned Enterprises Dividend Index.

 

To further enhance the SSE index family as well as to provide new analysis tool and underlying instrument for investors, Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index Co., Ltd announced that the SSE Market Value 100 Index would be launched on July 20, 2012.

S&P/OIC COMCEC 50 Shariah Index, a joint index of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Member States’ Stock Exchanges Forum and S&P Indices, starts being disseminated. The Index is designed to measure the performance of 50 leading Shariah-compliant companies from the member states of OIC, namely, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivore, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

SIX Swiss Exchange announced the launch of SMI Risk Control indices, which replicate a hypothetical portfolio that diversifies the risk contained within the SMI. This portfolio consists of an investment in the SMI and a money market allocation, measured by the SARON overnight interest rate. The asset allocation of the new indices will be reviewed on a daily basis to maintain the target level of risk.

SIX Swiss Exchange announced the launch of SMI Risk Control indices, which replicate a hypothetical portfolio that diversifies the risk contained within the SMI. This portfolio consists of an investment in the SMI and a money market allocation, measured by the SARON overnight interest rate. The asset allocation of the new indices will be reviewed on a daily basis to maintain the target level of risk.

İMKB will start calculating an Initial Public Offering (IPO) Index consisting of the stocks of the companies that go public and start trading on İMKB National Market and Second National Market, and those of real estate investment trusts and venture capital investment trusts that start trading on İMKB Collective Products Market. The IPO Index will be calculated as price and yield separately. The companies that go public will be included in the IPO Index on the first day that they start trading, and will remain as Index constituents for a period of two years.

 

Designed to serve as new investable benchmarks for investors, SSE and CSI announced the upcoming launch of SSE Select Industries Indices, SSE Leading Consumption and Services Index and SSE Banks Index on May 28th 2012.
 

Deutsche Börse has launched the DAX ex Financials Index, which measures all stocks in the German blue-chip DAX index except for banks and financial services companies.

As the essential part of multi-tiered blue chip market index system of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), SSE 100 and 150 Indices are officially released.

Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index Co., Ltd announced that the SSE 100 Index and SSE 150 Index would be launched on Apr 20, 2012.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. recently announced that SZSE Investment Clock Index (Code: 399644, Abbreviation: SZSE Clock) and CNINFO Investment Clock Index (Code: 399391, Abbreviation: Investment Clock), each published on March, 26, both take December 29, 2006 as the base date and 1000 points as the basis point. The sampling scope for CNINFO Investment Clock Index falls within all A-share listed companies and SZSE Investment Clock Index within all A-share SZSE-listed companies.

At its meeting of 1/3/2012, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) Board of Directors approved the launch of three new Tel Bond indices, and amendments in the methodology for calculating corporate bond indices. This was held in order to improve the liquidity of TASE's corporate bonds market.

Qatar Exchange announced the launch of a number of new equity indices to complement the existing QE Index. The new indices will be live from April 1, 2012. A total return version of the QE index will be disseminated in real-time; measuring price performance and income from dividends, thus representing the total return earned in a portfolio tracking the underlying price index. QE will also introduce All Share and sector indices, a series that provides investors with an overall market benchmark and enhanced tools to evaluate sector performance in real-time.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Axioma, Inc. announced a new family of indexes that use equities to provide exposure to the spot prices of commodities.

NYSE Liffe, the European derivatives market of NYSE Euronext (NYX), is to introduce futures and options on the AMX-Index®, the index for medium sized Dutch companies. AMX-Index®futures will be launched on Monday 26 March 2012, followed by trading in AMX-Index®options on Tuesday 10 April 2012.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in conjunction with national property data and analytics group RP Data and property research group Rismark International announce the launch of the RP Data-Rismark Daily Home Value index

The Vienna Stock Exchange launched new Short and Leverage Indices and enlarged its existing index portfolio. Leverage Indices are based on an existing index (reference index) and achieve a leverage effect by applying a leverage factor to the development of the reference index. This leverage function means that the index participates in both positive and negative movements in the daily performance of the reference index. When the leverage is negative, it is referred to as a short index.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. recently announced that SZSE strategic emerging industry index series will be released on Feb.01, 2012, including SZSE strategic emerging industry index, SME strategic emerging industry index and ChiNext strategic emerging industry index. The above three indexes have the sample size of respectively, 200, 100, 100, each with June 30, 2010 as base day, the basis point of 1000 points.

Designed to serve as new investable benchmarks for investors, SSE and CSI announced the upcoming launch of SSE High and New Technology Enterprises Index on Feb 10th 2012.

Mexico’s stock exchange recently announced the launch of its new sustainability index, which in addition to the FTSE4Good Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, is only the third of its kind in the world. With a total stock value of $450 billion, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV), is the second largest financial exchange in Latin America.

Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index Co Ltd announced that the SSE Volatility Weighted Indices would be launched on Jan 9, 2012.

Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index Co Ltd announced that the SSE Fundamental Weighted Indices would be launched on Jan 9, 2012.

Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index Co., Ltd announced that the SSE 300 Index, SSE 100 Index and SSE 100 Equal Weight Index would be launched on Jan 10, 2012.

Dow Jones Indexes and the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) announced the launch of the first blue-chip index derived from Euro-Asian stock exchanges, the Dow Jones FEAS Titans 50 Equal Weighted Index.

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) has created the ISE SPY Bear Option Overlay Index (symbol: VCS) and ISE SPY Bull Option Overlay Index (symbol: VPS), two innovative new indexes that track the performance of a diversified portfolio of vertical call or put spread strategies* based on the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (symbol: SPY). The indexes provide leveraged directional exposure to the underlying ETF and give investors the ability to track two popular trading strategies on the most actively traded ETF.

Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index together announced that SSE Large-Cap Equal Weight Index will be renamed SSE 50 Equal Weight Index on Dec 22nd 2011.

On December 19, 2011 a new version of the Rules of the MICEX Index calculation registered by the Federal Financial Markets Service on December 6, 2011, will come into force.

SSE Consumer 50 Index will be launched on December 9th, 2011 by SSE and CSI

NYSE Euronext in partnership with research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance will launch three regionally-focused clean energy stock indices, enabling the quoted companies most active in the world's historic shift to low-carbon energy to be tracked in unprecedented detail.

The WIGPlus index portfolio includes those companies which do not qualify for the WIG20, mWIG40 or sWIG80 index and which belong to the 5PLUS segment, i.e., their average market value in the last quarter was between EUR 5 and 50 million. The first index portfolio was determined on the basis of a ranking as at the end of October 2011.

An October announcement by the South African National Treasury that foreign-domiciled listings on the JSE will now be classified as domestic assets for exchange control purposes may improve the country’s position as a financial gateway into Africa and allow local asset managers to invest more freely in these companies.

In response to various needs for stock price indices, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) will begin calculating and publishing (i) the “TOPIX Leveraged Index,” which moves at twice the fluctuation of the TOPIX index, (ii) the “TOPIX Inverse Index,” which moves in the opposite direction of fluctuations in the TOPIX index, and (iii) the “TOPIX Double Inverse Index,” which moves at twice the fluctuation in the opposite direction of the TOPIX index.

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) announce the creation of a new family of indices- the FTSE NSE Kenya Index Series – which track the performance of the largest and most widely traded stocks listed on the NSE, Africa’s fourth oldest securities exchange.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and PC-Bond, a TMX Group subsidiary and long-time provider of benchmarks for Canadian fixed income investments, have entered into a partnership to provide a family of U.S. Treasury indexes — The RBC Insight Total Return U.S. Treasury (TRUST) Indexes. The index series is designed to be a transparent and broad measure of the U.S. Treasury Note and Bond market while providing a unique viewpoint into the active U.S. debt issuance market via its daily rebalance methodology.

McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP), one of the world's foremost financial information companies and owner of S&P Indices, and CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace and 90-percent owner of the CME Group/Dow Jones joint venture, announced an agreement to establish a new joint venture in the rapidly growing index business. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by the Boards of both companies, McGraw-Hill will contribute its S&P Indices business and the CME Group/Dow Jones joint venture will contribute the Dow Jones Indexes business to create S&P/Dow Jones Indices, a global leader in index services with annual revenue of more than $400 million. Approximately $6 trillion in assets are benchmarked against these leading indices.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. declared to issue SZSE 100 equally weighted index, SZSE 300 equally weighted index, SME board equally weighted index and ChiNext board equally weighted index on October 28, 2011. In these indexes, weighted calculation will be launched on the sample stocks by applying equal weighting method based on the SZSE 100 index, SZSE 300 index, SME board index and ChiNext board index.

S&P Indices and TMX announced the launch of an Equal Weight version of the S&P/TSX Composite Index providing Canadian investors with a new and innovative approach to tracking the performance of the principal broad-based index for the Canadian market.

The Spanish Stock Exchange started trading a new exchange-traded fund issued by Lyxor Asset Management, called LYXOR ETF IBEX 35® DOBLE APALANCADO DIARIO.

S&P Indices and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) launched a comprehensive package of benchmarking tools for fixed interest investments in Australia: The S&P/ASX Australian Fixed Income Index Series.

NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced the launch of the CAC® International 25 Index to increase the visibility of global firms listed in Paris.

SZSE and CSI announced that SZSE Industry Chain Indices are to be launched on Oct 18rd 2011. SZSE Industry Chain Indices comprises 3 indice: SZSE Upstream Industry Index、SZSE Midstream Industry Index and SZSE Downstream Industry Index .Within Stocks in A shares listed at Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, SZSE Industry Chain Indices comprises top stocks on the basis of market capitalization as well as Industry Chain characteristic. The base date of the CSI Industry Chain indices is Dec 31st 2002 and the base value is 1000.

On October 6, 2011 RTS Stock Exchange starts calculating the RTS Oil family of indices on the basis of international markets oil products prices adjusted to include logistic costs and taxes.

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) announced the launch of a new set of Industry, Supersector and Sector indices to complement the existing FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series. The new FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Industry indices are designed to provide investors with a comprehensive set of tools for in-depth analysis of the Malaysian stock market.

Starting from September 30, 2011 within the framework of the integration of the Russia's two major exchanges, MICEX and RTS, FORTS will start trading in a cash-settled futures contract on the MICEX Index (the code of the contract in the trading system is MX) and an option on the futures contract on the MICEX Index.

In order to energize the TSE Mothers market as well as respond to the various indexing needs of our market participants, the TSE will begin calculating and publishing the “Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Core Index” on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

In response to the various indexing needs of our market participants, the TSE will begin calculating and publishing the “TOPIX Active in Asia index” on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) has launched the ISE Solid State Drive™ Index (Ticker: BYT), a benchmark that allows investors to track companies actively involved in the solid state drive segment of the electronic storage industry. To be eligible for inclusion in the index, companies must either produce finished solid state drives or supply components used to manufacture solid state drives.

The joint meeting of the MICEX SE’s Index Committee and the RTS Index Committee, held on September 22, discussed the principles and stages of integration of the MICEX and RTS indices. During the discussion, participants in the meeting worked out recommendations and agreed on the main actions to be taken in respect of both index exchanges.

S&P Indices and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. announced the launch of the S&P/TOPIX 150 Carbon Efficient Index, which comprises all Japanese companies included in the S&P/TOPIX 150 re-weighted to reflect the level of carbon emissions produced by each, while simultaneously tracking the S&P/TOPIX 150 as closely as possible.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. declared recently to issue SZSE 200 index, SZSE 700 index, SZSE 1000 index, SZSE 700 style index and SZSE 1000 style index on September 1. The SZSE 200 index, SZSE 700 index and SZSE 1000 index, jointly with the SZSE 100 index and the SZSE 300 index, constitute the SZSE scale index system; and the SZSE 700 style index and SZSE 1000 style index, together with the SZSE 300 style index, constitute the SZSE style index system.

On August 30, 2011 the Derivatives Market Committee of RTS approved specifications for cash-settled futures contracts on the MICEX Index (trading system code MX) and futures-style options on a futures contract on the MICEX Index. The Committee recommended that the Board of Directors of OJSC RTS approve the specifications. After the specifications have been approved by the Board they will be submitted to the Federal Financial Markets Service for registration.

The Vienna Stock Exchange started calculating and publishing new sector indices for the ATX and CEESEG (CEE Stock Exchange Group whose subsidiaries are the exchanges of Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague and Vienna) to round off its range of indices and meet market demand.

Recently, Shenzhen Stock Exchange held an ETF business innovation and development workshop, attracting the participation of nearly 50 securities company executives and industry experts, who made an in-depth discussion on the ETF product development and business innovation. According to them, ETF, as an innovative product in our capital market, has been offered an unprecedented development opportunity and is now entering the fast growth period. Therefore, to maintain the proper development of EFT, the product and system innovation is of great significance.

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