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  • Hong Kong As A World Financial Centre" Speech Given By H. C. Lee, Chairman Of The Stock Exchange Of Hong Kong, At Business And Professionals Federation Of Hong Kong, October 14, 1999

    Date 15/10/1999

    The emergence of Hong Kong as the most international of Asian financial centres over the past 20 years has been a remarkable story. But despite our past achievements, we are seeing that Hong Kong as a financial centre faces a much tougher competitive environment today than ever before; and, to maintain Hong Kong's leading position, we will need to address some broad issues which go beyond pure financial market infrastructure.

  • CME Sets New Record In E-MINI S&P 500 Futures

    Date 15/10/1999

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) set a new trading volume record in its E-mini S&P 500 Index contract on Thursday.

  • Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) Sets Oct. 29 Start Date For E-Session Extended Trading Hours

    Date 15/10/1999

    Following Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval of its proposal, the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) announced yesterday that it will offer a new extended trading hours session from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time starting Oct. 29. The SEC approved the E-Session as a pilot program through March 1, 2000.

  • CBOE Breaks Volume Record

    Date 15/10/1999

    A record number of option contracts traded today at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). Records were broken for both total option volume as well as stock option volume.

  • Botswana Stock Exchange Market Commentary

    Date 15/10/1999

    The market bounced back from the last couple of week's losses, gaining 0.1% to end the week on a positive note. Chobe continued to be the volume leader with more than 100,000 shares changing hands at P1.60, 3t up on the previous week's close. Stanchart was the only other gainer adding 50t to an all-time high of P41.00 on 27,000 shares. Pep shed 30t to P2.20 on 185,000 shares with MRI also losing ground with just over 67,000 shares trading 5t down at P1.80. Barclays and FNBB were unchanged at P7.

  • WCE Fees Waived On Oats Futures

    Date 14/10/1999

    The Board of Governors of Winnipeg Commodity Exchange (WCE) decided yesterday to waive all exchange and clearing fees related to its oats futures contract, effective immediately.

  • SEHK - The period covered by the accountants reports in the listing documents for companies applying for listing on GEM

    Date 14/10/1999

    The Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "GEM Listing Rules") requires that a new listing applicant must generally have an accountants report covering the two financial years immediately preceding the issue of the listing document. The Companies Ordinance requires that the accountants report in the prospectus (listing document) must cover three financial years immediately preceding the issue of the prospectus (

  • Program Trading Averaged 16.0 Percent Of NYSE Volume During Oct. 4-8

    Date 14/10/1999

    The New York Stock Exchange today released its weekly program-trading data submitted by its member firms. The report includes trading in all markets as reported to the NYSE for Oct. 4-8. The data indicated that during Oct. 4-8, program trading amounted to 16.0 percent of NYSE average daily volume of 873.7 million shares, or 139.6 million shares a day.

  • Overnight Electronic Trading Sets Daily Volume Record On New York Mercantile Exchange

    Date 14/10/1999

    The New York Mercantile Exchange ACCESS® electronic trading system set a total volume and NYMEX Division futures volume record Tuesday night when 27,323 futures and options contracts were traded, surpassing the 26,425 contracts traded during the December 17, 1998, session, and 27,221 NYMEX Division futures contracts were traded, exceeding the 26,425 contrarts also traded during the December 17,1998 session.

  • NYMEX Board Approves Launch Dates For Upgraded NYMEX ACCESS® System, FTSE Eurotop 300 Futures Contract

    Date 14/10/1999

    The New York Mercantile Exchange board of directors last week approved launch dates of October 22 for a futures contract based on the FTSE Eurotop 300 and November 11 for the upgraded version of the Exchange's NYMEX ACCESS® electronic trading system.