NO 249 – NOVEMBER 2013

WFE Focus
Inter-market links

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives extends partnership with Dalian Commodity Exchange

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives extended its eight-year collaboration with Dalian Commodity Exchange for another three years. Both exchanges formalized their mutual commitment to the promotion and progress of futures markets for oil and oilseeds globally.

Eurex and Vienna Stock Exchange conclude index licensing agreement

Eurex Exchange has concluded an index licensing agreement with the Vienna Stock Exchange which will allow Eurex Exchange to list futures and options on well-known indices of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Eurex Exchange will be able to complement its Austrian equity futures and equity options segment with the corresponding equity index derivatives based on the ATX and ATX five.

Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange sign MoU

On 18 September 2013, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the terms of the MoU, both exchanges agreed to foster a closer relationship and explore opportunities for exchanging information and working on the development and the listing of financial products. The two exchanges may also address other joint initiatives such as cooperation in the area of growth markets and support for the development of small and medium enterprises. The Luxembourg Stock Exchange already plays an active role in the listing and admission to trading of bonds in offshore renminbi. It also lists investment funds denominated in the Chinese currency and bonds from the Chinese state.

NASDAQ OMX and Moscow Exchange promote Russian tech and biotech community

On 22 October 2013, NASDAQ OMX and Moscow Exchange signed a cooperation agreement according to which both exchanges will work jointly in further developing the Russian technology and biotechnology community. The aim of the cooperation is to jointly facilitate access to capital for the fast growing Russian start-up community and to promote listings at both exchanges.

NASDAQ OMX and China Financial Futures Exchange sign MoU

The NASDAQ OMX Group and the China Financial Futures Exchange signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation and promote mutual development.

Singapore Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange to collaborate on commodity derivatives

On 19 October 2013, the Singapore Exchange and the Shanghai Futures Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The two exchanges will cooperate in the development of the commodity derivatives markets in both China and Singapore, and explore areas of cooperation including the development of derivatives for energy, metals, chemicals and commodity indexes. The MoU also covers exchange of ideas and information sharing.