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  • European Exchanges sign agreement

    Date 04/05/1999

    The heads of eight leading European stock exchanges signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Madrid today (May 4). The Memorandum is formal confirmation of the ongoing commitment by all the exchanges to continue to work jointly towards harmonising the markets for their leading securities and establishing a pan-European equity market. The ratification of the wider European Alliance follows the formation of a strategic alliance between the London Stock Exchange and Frankfurt's Deutsche Börse in Ju

  • ASX All Ordinaries Index Review

    Date 04/05/1999

    The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has today released a working paper titled "Rules for the Construction of the All Ordinaries Index." ASX has been reviewing All Ordinaries Index (AOI) to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of market participants. Broad consultation continues to be an important part of the review process, and the working paper is intended to provide interested parties with information on the rules governing the construction of the revised AOI.

  • Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Enhances Foreign Interest In Malaysian Shares

    Date 03/05/1999

    The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) is enhancing foreign interest in Malaysian shares through the regulation of depository receipts. The regulation of the depository receipts was put in place with amendments to the rules of Malaysian Central Depository Sdn Bhd (MCD) which have been approved by the Securities Commission recently. A depository receipt is a security which accords a right to the holder of the security to own certain quantity of securities of an issuer listed on a stock exchange

  • Eurex Posts Further Increases in April - Dow Jones Euro-STOXX on Continuing Favourable Trend

    Date 03/05/1999

    Eurex, the European derivatives market, is showing further growth in trading volume, with 26.5 million contracts traded in April, a 26 percent increase over the number recorded in April 1998 as indicated in Eurex figures. Total trading volume for the first four months of 1999 amounted to more than 110 million contracts, about 40 million more than the number traded during the same period of last year. This represents growth of 55 percent.

  • EUR421 Billion in Turnover on the German Stock Exchanges

    Date 03/05/1999

    A volume of EUR420.78 billion was traded in equities, warrants and fixed-income securities on the German stock exchanges in April, a decline of about 7 percent from the total recorded for the same month of last year. The order book statistics of Deutsche Börse, which are based on single counting of all transactions posted in the order book of Xetra® and on the trading floor, show turnover of EUR68 billion in equities for all German stock exchanges in April.

  • CME Sets New Stock Index Trading Volume Records

    Date 03/05/1999

    Trading in Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) stock index futures and options enjoyed their best April ever with new April trading records posted by five contracts and an all-time monthly volume record set by the popular E-mini S&P 500 contract. Meanwhile, several CME currency futures and options contracts also posted monthly records. Total exchange volume on the CME in April was 15,435,933 contracts. Total open interest on all CME products stood at 7,996,064 contracts as of April 28.

  • Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Achieves New Trading Records

    Date 02/05/1999

    The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) announced that a new daily record of 21,275 trades was achieved on Thursday, April 22. This was the highest number of trades processed in one day since the TACT (Tel Aviv Continuous Trading) system was launched in August 1997. Some 42,000 investor orders were matched to set a new TASE record in that category as well. Trading volume in shares, bonds and Treasury-Bills totalled USD250 million.

  • Key-Note Briefing: The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange presents its new European Equity products and LIFFE CONNECT™, LIFFE's new electronic trading platform

    Date 01/05/1999

    As part of its overall Euro strategy, LIFFE will offer a suite of futures and options contracts based on six key pan-European and EMU based indices calculated by FTSE International Limited (FTSE) and Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. (MSCI). To update you on these new European Index products, LIFFE's strategy and its new electronic trading platform, LIFFE invites you to a key-note briefing. Guest speakers from FTSE and MSCI will present their indices.

  • Australian Stock Exchange Ltd ("ASX") and Sydney Futures Exchange Ltd ("SFE") sign Heads of Agreement for Merger Proposal

    Date 01/05/1999

    The Australian Stock Exchange Ltd (ASX) and the Sydney Futures Exchange Ltd (SFE) have signed a non-binding Heads of Agreement to facilitate the next stage of the proposed merger of the two entities. Following the unanimous approval of the ASX and SFE Boards, the parties have signed a heads of agreement reflecting in principle agreement on the key commercial, structural and integration issues in relation to the proposed merger. The aim of the merger is to enhance Australia's securities and deriv

  • ASX Third Party Clearing Flexibility

    Date 01/05/1999

    Changes to the rules of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) have been made to allow third party clearing (3PC) in ASX equities and derivatives markets from Monday, 3 May 1999. Third party clearing is designed to increase flexibility and choice by participants (brokers) in ASX markets. It provides brokers with the ability the avoid substantial fixed costs and balance sheet pressures involved in clearing their own trades. It also paves the way for some market participants to become specialised tr