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  • LIFFE AGM and Board Elections

    Date 22/05/1999

    Shareholders of the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) approved the Directors' Report and Accounts for 1998 at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on May 20. At the AGM, ten directors retired and three directors were elected (two being retiring directors who were re-elected and one being a new director). This follows the vote at LIFFE's Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 14 April to reduce the number of directors elected by shareholders from 17 to 10, reduc

  • Cyprus Stock Exchange Market Capitalisation CYP1,650 Billion at End April

    Date 22/05/1999

    The total market capitalisation (shares) of the Cyprus Stock Exchange reached CYP1,650 billion, an increase of 3.97% over the previous month. The total value of transactions during April reached CYP95 million with an average of CYP5,004 million per trading session, a decrease of 21.6% compared to the previous month.

  • Botswana Stock Exchange Weekly Market Commentary

    Date 22/05/1999

    The market continued its slide primarily because of heavyweight Barclays, with the index trimmed down 0.4% in spite of three stocks reaching record highs during the week. Volumes were recorded across all counters bar FNBB, Metsef and RDCP. Barclays lost some of its shine from the recently agreed stock split to trade at 2100t on thin volume, a loss of 60t on the week. Botswana Insurance hit yet another all-time high of 1015t albeit on thin volume of only 764 shares as investors continued to scram

  • OM Technology sets up CalPX derivatives market

    Date 21/05/1999

    In the beginning of June this year, the California Power Exchange (CalPX) will launch a new market for power derivatives trading. The technical operation of the market will be carried out by OM Technology under a facility management agreement with CalPX. Initially CalPX will offer its participants a market for forward trading. Development of the new market has been underway since February this year. Derivative trading volumes are expected to pick up gradually as market participants start to use

  • NYMEX Announces Aluminum Early Closings

    Date 21/05/1999

    The New York Mercantile Exchange has announced an early closing time of 12:55 for the aluminum futures contract on business days preceding certain holidays. All other markets will close at 13:00 on those days with the exceptions of: Palo Verde and California/Oregon border western electricity futures and options, 12:55; and silver futures and options 13:05; platinum and gold futures and options 13:10. The following early closing days remain in 1999: Friday, May 28- Memorial Day; Friday, July 2

  • DST Canada And CFDS Ltd. Announce Combined Management

    Date 21/05/1999

    It is with great pleasure that Peter O'Connell, President & CEO of DST Canada Inc. (DST) and Al O'Neal, Managing Director of CFDS Limited (CFDS), announce that DST Canada Inc. and CFDS Ltd. have combined the management of the two organizations effective immediately. The combined company will operate as DST Canada Inc. and CFDS Ltd. will operate as the full service division of DST Canada. Together, the combined organizations will be the largest provider of mutual fund shareowner accounting serv

  • SFE Chairman Retires - Replacement Appointed

    Date 20/05/1999

    The Board of the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) has appointed Mr Rick Holliday-Smith to replace the retiring Mr Bruce Hudson as SFE Chairman. Mr Holliday-Smith has been an Independent Director of the SFE, and its subsidiary the New Zealand Futures and Options Exchange (NZFOE), since May 1998. He brings a wealth of experience in the capital market and derivatives industries.

  • ASX and SFE Merger, Statement by the Managing Director and CEO of the ASX, Mr Richard Humphry

    Date 20/05/1999

    ASX has noted the announcement today of the offer by Computershare Limited for the Sydney Futures Exchange. It is important to note the proposal agreed to by the ASX and SFE boards cannot be directly compared with the Computershare offer, until the detail of that offer is fully outlined. ASX's proposal is the result of detailed evaluation and includes substantial benefits and synergies for SFE members that ASX is best placed to provide.

  • Toronto Stock Exchange Says Selective Disclosure Still A Problem

    Date 19/05/1999

    Senior Vice-President of Market Regulation John Carson, today delivered a tough message to listed companies on the dangers of selective disclosure. "The blunt fact is that retail investors are disadvantaged when institutional investors and analysts are given preferential access to company information. This violates the fundamental principles of fairness that support our market," Mr. Carson pointed out to an audience of over 250 executives gathered for the 12th annual Canadian Investor Relation

  • Paris Stock Exchange Trading volumes edge up in April - Market capitalisation tops 949 billion euros

    Date 19/05/1999

    Trading volumes rose 2.35% in April, with daily transactions up from 2,554 billion euros in March to 2,614 billion euros. This was 26.28% higher than the average daily figure of 2.07 billion euros recorded in 1998. Trade in French equities totalled 52.28 billion euros for the full 20 trading days, with a peak of 3.58 billion euros on April 22 and a low of 1.83 billion euros on April 12. Trading volumes for the first four months of the year came to 209.38 billion euros, up 29.33% on the 161.90 b