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Euronext, the leading exchange in the Eurozone, today announced the launch of a range of Single Stock Dividend Futures on the most liquid stocks listed on its Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris markets. The new dividend futures contracts will be available for trading in Q1 2015, starting with CAC 40® Index components. Euronext’s Single Stock Dividend Futures will offer investors additional dividend trading potential and will enable them to benefit from efficient pricing. The new products complement Euronext’s already existing dividend index offering made of the CAC 40® and AEX®Dividend Index Futures.

Dividends are a key component for equity and equity derivatives holders and dividend futures are mostly used as a hedging tool. However, dividends are also becoming an asset class of their own offering strong diversification opportunities to investors. Jad Comair, Founder and CIO of Melanion Capital, a leading asset manager specialized in dividend investments, strongly believes in the dividend futures potential. According to him, “One day, investors will be able to trade dividend futures on every listed equity in the world.”

 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Futures contracts on Sarajevo Stock Exchange’s indicator index SASX-10 will start being traded on Borsa İstanbul Derivatives Market on Monday, December 15, 2014.

Investors that wish to participate in the economic growth of Bosnia and Herzegovina will now be able to trade the futures contracts on SAS-10 Equity Index, consisting of 10 equities traded on Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE), on Borsa İstanbul Derivatives Market (VIOP).

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Luxembourg branch, (ICBC) signed a memorandum of understanding  on 4 December 2014 at the occasion of the launching ceremony of ICBC as the RMB clearing bank for Luxembourg.
With this agreement, LuxSE and ICBC intend to cooperate on a range of market activities that are linked to the internationalisation of the renminbi, particularly the listing of RMB denominated securities in Luxembourg.

They will also be cooperating on securities listings in general, as well as on market innovation and new listing products.

LuxSE currently lists 47 RMB bonds for issuers from 20 countries and 8 RMB investment funds. LuxSE is the number one listing venue for RMB bonds outside Asia.

Friday, December 5, 2014

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has successfully launched LMEbullion, a custom-built electronic solution to provide reference prices for the platinum and palladium markets.

LMEbullion began providing the LBMA Platinum and Palladium Prices on 1 December, replacing the previous pricing mechanism run by the London Platinum and Palladium Fixing Company Ltd. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

“Oslo Børs is to become the first stock exchange in the world to launch a separate list for green bonds. We are doing this to draw attention to environmentally friendly investments”, comments Bente A. Landsnes, President & CEO of Oslo Børs.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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