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News & Views
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced that it has successfully completed the Liffe futures and options transition to ICE Futures Europe. The final phase of the Liffe transition was completed with the equity derivatives complex transferring to the ICE platform, following the previous migrations of European interest rate derivatives and soft commodity contracts.
The Liffe equity derivative contracts that were migrated to the ICE platform on November 17 include futures and options on the FTSE 100 Index, futures contracts on the MSCI World and MSCI Europe Indices, as well as a comprehensive range of Single Stock Futures, Dividend Adjusted Stock Futures and Individual Equity Options.
With European equity derivatives, interest rate derivatives and soft commodities now listed on the widely distributed and feature rich ICE trading platform, these contracts can now be traded side by side on WebICE with ICE’s flagship U.S. MSCI and Russell index contracts, as well as with the Eurodollar and GCF Repo futures contracts and the U.S. soft commodity complex.
In a unanimous and harmonious selection, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) chairs The Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS). The celebration was carved, in Croatian capital, Zagreb, where The Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) General Assembly announced the unanimous choice of Dr. Mohamed Omran The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) Chairman as chairman of the federation. EGX is the first Arab Stock Exchange to win this post; that was on margin of the 20th General Assembly meetings of the FEAS. Worth mentioning that since FEAS inception in 1995 till this nomination, Turkey had been chairing the federation and this is the first time a stock exchange other than Istanbul chairs the federation.
The FEAS represents a large scale of important stock exchanges counting to 34 Stock Exchange representing over $700 billion capital market and more than $500 billion of value trades.
Dr. Mohammad Omran, EGX Chairman, announced that this step comes within the framework of the Organization’s strategic plan to regain its place on the regional and international fronts. This is a step that declares that we have overcome the difficult circumstances and we are regaining the position we deserve.
The Vienna Stock Exchange and the Zagreb Stock Exchange signed a cooperation agreement for data vending. With this step, the Vienna Stock Exchange has enlarged its data vending network by another emerging market from Central and Eastern Europe. In the course of the coming year, financial data vendors who are customers of the Vienna Stock Exchange will be able to subscribe to the price information and master data of Croatian companies in real time and in the data quality they are accustomed to. Regardless of the local trading system, international customers will receive the price data and master data of companies from 13 markets via one uniform interface. For the local markets, this creates transparency and raises their international recognition. For the Vienna Stock Exchange, the CEE stock market network expands.
Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) signed a capital markets agreement at the UKTI and the Emerging Capital event held at the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The objective of the agreement is to strengthen cooperation and promote mutual development between the two exchanges. The agreement supports African companies seeking dual listings in London and Lagos.
Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services announced that it will begin disseminating fixed income indices and bond pricing data from African countries starting on 24 November 2014. Concerto African Bond Indices are the first independent index family to measure pan-African local currency sovereign bond performance. The indices are calculated and maintained by Germany-based Concerto Financial Solutions.
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