From the August 01, 2011 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

New For Traders: Financials

Eurex Clearing announced that it will launch a central counterparty (CCP) service for the securities lending market based on Eurex Clearing’s systems and risk management standards.

Dot Commodity of Japan joined Singapore Exchange (SGX) as a trading member.

SGX will launch continuous trading for it securities market from August 1. The market will be open for trading from 9am to 5pm Singapore time and the one-hour lunch break will be eliminated.

Bursa Malaysia received a non-action letter from the CFTC, which allows the offer and sale of Bursa’s futures contracts based on the FTSE Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) in the US.

Eurex announced that it will launch a new interest rate contract on Sept. 19 2011. The Mid-Term Euro BTP Future is based on notional medium-term bonds issued by the Republic of Italy (Buoni del Tesoro Poliennali – BTP).

Charles Schwab announced plans to significantly enhance its global investing offer through a strategic relationship with Broadridge Financial Solutions.

NYSE Euronext announced the extension of its range of indices into the commodity asset class with the launch of four single commodity indices based on its NYSE Liffe Milling Wheat Futures Contract and Cocoa Futures Contract respectively.

Lyxor Asset Management Co. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Société Générale, today lists its Thailand-based exchange traded fund on NYSE Euronext in Paris. This marks the first listing of the SET50-based ETF in Europe and outside Asia.

Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) said that the country’s futures market will likely be ready within two years.

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