International Securities Exchange halted trading on its ISE and ISE Gemini options exchanges due to connectivity issues, resulting in several U.S. options exchanges to declare “self-help” against them, Reuters reported.
Intercontinental Exchange warned that EU lawmakers’ plans to open up the derivatives market would remove operators’ incentives for innovation, the FT reported. ICE also stated that trading could move away from Europe should it pursue new rules to introduce more competition for derivatives.
Moscow Exchange: Russia’s central bank sent an order to MOEX to halt trading in certain instruments to prevent possible manipulation of the equities futures market, the Moscow Times reported.
Holland Clearing House received ESMA approval to operate as a central counterparty (CCP), making it the 15th ESMA-authorized CCP under ESMA.
Hong Kong Exchange plans to launch a number of incentive programs for RMB currency futures in order to “solidify the development” of the market, FOW reported.
Dalian Exchange will launch night trading in iron core, coking coal and soybean-related futures on December 26, with the extension in trading hours to will start at 21:00 local time.
MF Global and CFTC have agreed to the “terms of a Final Consent Order” to settle charges of wrongdoing during the collapse of the futures brokerage.
Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) expressed their concern that domestic investment dealers are routing large amounts of retail equity orders to their US counterparts, Reuters reported.