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

New for traders: Financials

NYSE Liffe received regulatory approval from Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission to offer direct electronic access to its London market with immediate effect.

Dow Jones Indexes announced the launch of the Dow Jones Global Shipping Index, which measures the performance of 25 leading dividend-paying companies in the shipping industry.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) began publishing values for the CBOE VIX Tail Hedge Index (VXTH), which tracks the performance of a hypothetical S&P 500 investment portfolio protected against tail risk by using VIX calls.

Galaxy received regulatory approval from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers ("AMF") and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel ("ACP") to operate its Organized Multilateral Trading Facility for European bonds.

SGX launched all-day continuous trading from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Singapore time, and removed its 90-minute lunch break starting August 1.

CME Group and the Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer) announced the successful launch of their north-to-south order routing agreement, giving customers in the U.S. access to MexDer’s benchmark derivatives contracts, including Mexican Stock Exchange Index Futures, Bond Futures and MXN Peso / US Dollar Futures Contracts.

CME Group announced a number of upgrades to its CME Globex to enhance trading of its interest rates products.

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