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In a move that will affect a large swathe of companies in Singapore and Southeast Asia, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) will be making it mandatory for all listed companies to publish sustainability reports. Giving the keynote address at the annual International Singapore Compact CSR Summit on Friday, SGX chief executive Magnus Bocker said the exchange is embarking on a one year study to determine what guidelines should be adopted for these reports. He noted that since SGX launched voluntary guidelines for sustainability reporting in 2011, take-up by companies has been slow “We will take a leading role… and we will make it the rule”, Bocker announced. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

The African Stock Exchange (AFSX) plans to use the technology and support services of Deutsche Börse's Xetra trading venue. The AFSX is a start-up based in Mauritius with the objective of offering securities trading for the whole of Africa. Xetra trading participants will have easier access to the African financial markets in future through the Deutsche Börse infrastructure. Moreover, market participants in Africa will have technical access to a large pan-European trader network. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The London Metal Exchange (LME)  announces its appointment by the London Platinum and Palladium Fixing Company Limited (LPPFCL) to be the new provider of London Platinum and Palladium Prices.

The LME’s custom-built electronic solution, LMEbullion, will provide a pricing methodology that fully meets the administrative and regulatory needs of market participants including the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks. LMEbullion is already at an advanced stage of development and will be ready in advance of the anticipated go-live of 1 December 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) announced that trading volume during the week of October 6 through 10 -- both exchange-wide at CFE and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) -- set new records for a one-week period.

Total exchange-wide volume at CFE from October 6 through 10 totaled 1,664,651 contracts, topping the previous record of 1,506,331 contracts traded during the week of August 4 through 8.  For VIX futures, volume last week totaled 1,661,153 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 1,504,866 contracts traded during the week of August 4 through 8

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Nasdaq Educational Foundation announced the establishment of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, located at 505 Howard Street in San Francisco's South Financial District. The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center – slated to open in 2015 – will be a non-profit organization, funded through a grant from the Nasdaq Educational Foundation. The Center is designed to convene, connect and engage aspiring and current entrepreneurs, while also serving the community of the greater Bay Area through events, education and mentor programming

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Views

WFE Interviews Kyungsoo Choi, Chairman and CEO, Korea Exchange

In January 2005, the Korea Exchange, Inc. (KRX) was launched as Korea's single integrated exchange under the Korea Stock & Futures Exchange Act.


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Kyungsoo Choi, Chairman & CEO, Korea Exchange
10/06/2014 - 17:21
WFE Interviews Jose Antonio Martinez, Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago

The Chilean stock market is one of the strongest markets in Latin America. There are three Stock Exchanges, being Santiago Stock Exchange, the most important in terms of traded volume, number of...

Jose Antonio Martinez, CEO, Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago
09/23/2014 - 12:24
Eurex Clearing White Paper "How CCP's Strengthen the Safety and Integrity of Financial Markets"

Eurex Clearing recently published its White Paper on the functioning of CCPs and their contribution to reduce systemic risk, given the ongoing discussions on the role of Financial Market...

Thomas Book, CEO Eurex Clearing
09/23/2014 - 12:03