Gold prices set in stone?

Exchange Shorts

ESMA is requesting the industry’s help in providing technical advice to the European Commission on issues that are essential to structured products.

MOEX: Bank of Russia sold 267m shares of its stake in MOEX to 96 investors at RUB 60 per share ($1.75 per share), raising $468m in a move to limit state influence on the exchange, the WSJ reported. The central bank also plans to sell its remaining stake in MOEX by 2016 under a federal law.

FCA head of markets infrastructure and policy stated that while it is possible that gold prices were set, “I have no clear evidence that has actually happened,” Reuters reported.

NDAQ’s BWise has been selected by Marine Harvest to support their SOX compliance process. According to Globe Newswire, Marine Harvest will leverage BWise’s Rapid Deployment Solution for Internal Control to document and improve control over their internal control processes.

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE): a bill aimed at ensuring that private companies with total assets exceeding N80 billion convert to public liability companies passed a second reading on the floor of the House of Representatives, All Africa reported

About the Author

Bernardo Mariano brings to ERDesk his experience structuring private deals for the acquisition of mutual exchanges. Prior to joining ERDesk Bernardo worked as a Director for Instinet and later, CEO of Reuters' Bondex. He holds an MS in Economics from University of Illinois and an MIA in Finance from Columbia University. He can be reaced at be reached at 

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