Paris Europlace and Frankfurt Main Finance requested European authorities to consider fundamental principles regarding Euro clearing oversight, and also asked the authorities to clarify their position without delay.
ICE: NEX CEO, Michael Spencer, said NEX is unlikely to bid for ICE’s Trayport; according to Financial News.
ICE: NYSE enhanced its listing rules and services platform to attract Special Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to list on the NYSE. A final rule filing for NYSE’s SPAC listings was approved by the SEC late last week.
HKEX: LME is the favorite to clear trades for the new base metals platform NFEx as it would be the most efficient option for those wanting to use both venues, according to Reuters. NFEx would be talking with LME, ICE, SGX and CME.
HKEX: Institutional investors represented 53%, exchange participants 25% and retail investors 23% of 2016 trading value, according to the Cash Market Transaction Survey. Overseas investors represented 40%, local investors 36% and exchange participants 24% of value traded.
NDAQ CSD Iceland will begin publishing an indicator of leverage on the Icelandic stock market. NDAQ Iceland will release information on the extent to which listed shares have been pledged as collateral.
Nigeria SE would be able to list its own shares as Nigeria’s parliament passed a second reading that would allow it.
LSE purchased 68k shares at 3,703p per share, as part of its £200m repurchase program. Total purchases add 3.40m shares up to date.