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  • CFTC: Updated Statement Regarding Lehman Brothers

    Date 17/09/2008

    The CFTC continues to monitor the commodity futures markets following recent developments, including the announcement that Barclays Capital Inc. has made an offer to purchase substantially all of the North American businesses and operating assets of Lehman Brothers Inc. (LBI). LBI is the regulated broker-dealer/futures commission merchant subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and the Barclays Capital Inc. offer includes LBI’s business as a futures commission merchant (FCM).

  • IOSCO Addresses Current Market Turmoil

    Date 17/09/2008

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Technical Committee met on 16 September to discuss current market conditions and further prioritise IOSCO’s work in response to the subprime crisis. The Technical Committee (TC) meeting has enabled members to engage in face to face discussions on current market conditions and to coordinate their efforts in promoting the smooth and transparent operation of global markets. The TC continues to prioritise its focus on two key areas: <

  • Component Changes Made To Dow Jones Global Titans 50 And Dow Jones Insurance Titans 30 Indexes

    Date 17/09/2008

    Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced component changes in the Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index and Dow Jones Insurance Titans 30 Index.

  • Standard & Poor's Announces Changes In S&P/TSX Canadian Indices

    Date 17/09/2008

    Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes: The shareholders of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX:GEA) have accepted the share exchange offer from Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Gold Eagle Mines will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity and Capped Equity, the S&P/TSX Completion and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX SmallCap and Equity SmallCap, the S&P/TSX Capped Materials and the S&P/TSX Global Gold and Global Mining indi

  • IOSCO Urges Greater International Coordination In The Oversight Of Credit Rating Agencies

    Date 17/09/2008

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Technical Committee has completed its assessment of methods for checking compliance with the Code of Conduct Fundamentals for Credit Rating Agencies (IOSCO Code of Conduct). IOSCO has identified 4 measures which it believes will contribute to improved international monitoring of credit rating agencies (CRA) and serve to address the issues that have contributed to the failures in the structured finance products market:

  • Standard & Poor's Announces Changes In S&P/TSX Canadian Indices

    Date 17/09/2008

    Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces the following index changes: The shareholders of Rothmans Inc. (TSX:ROC) have accepted the $CDN30.00 per share cash offer from Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Rothmans will be removed from the S&P/TSX Composite and Capped Composite, the S&P/TSX Equity, Capped Equity and Equity Completion, the S&P/TSX Completion and the S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples indices after the close of trading on Friday, September 19, 2008.

  • Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes - Index Review Results: 3rd Quarter 2008

    Date 17/09/2008

    Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the results of the regular quarterly review of the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes. All changes will be effective at the start of trading on Monday, September 22, 2008.

  • Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index

    Date 17/09/2008

    Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on Wednesday, September 17, 2008: The shares of Maximus Ventures Ltd. (TSXVN:MXV) will be removed from the index. The company will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange pursuant to a plan of arrangement with NFX Gold Inc. (TSXVN:NFX). The shares of NFX Gold Inc. (TSXVN:NFX) will trade under the new name Bear Lake Gold Ltd. The new ticker symbol will be "BLG" an

  • CBOE Experiences Busiest Trading Day In Its History - Volume Of 9.7 Million Contracts Beats Previous Record

    Date 17/09/2008

    The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that it experienced the busiest trading day in its 35-year history today as a reported 9,728,519 contracts changed hands.This surpassed the previous record of 9,244,732 contracts set on August 16, 2007. Today's volume record follows on the heels of yesterday's total - almost 8.6 million contracts - the third best in CBOE's history.

  • GL TRADE Announces That Its Main Shareholders Have Accepted Sungard’s Offer To Acquire GL TRADE For €41.70 Per Share

    Date 17/09/2008

    GL TRADE, global provider of multi-market and multi-asset solutions for international financial institutions, today announced that its main shareholders, Euronext Paris S.A., Gagnières, and Messrs. Pierre Gatignol, Louis-Christophe Laurent and Frédéric Morin, have accepted SunGard’s offer to acquire their majority stake in GL TRADE representing, directly and indirectly, 64.52% of GL TRADE’s share capital, at a price of €41.70 per GL TRADE share. The price offered implies an equity value of €