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  • New Australian Securities And Investments Commission Chief Accountant Appointed

    Date 30/10/2002

    Mr David Knott, Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), today announced that Mr Gregory Pound has been appointed as ASIC's Chief Accountant for a three-year term commencing 25 November 2002.

  • NASDAQ Changes NASDAQ-100 Index Listing Criteria

    Date 30/10/2002

    The Nasdaq Stock Market today announced it will change the criteria companies must meet to be included in and remain a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index, which includes many of the world's largest and most dynamic companies across major industry groups.

  • More Than 1,500 Hedge Funds Have Agreed To Participate In The MSCI Hedge Fund Indices And Database - Over 150 Indices Currently Calculated

    Date 30/10/2002

    MSCI, a leading provider of global hedge fund, equity and fixed income indices used by institutional investors worldwide, have announced that more than 1,500 hedge funds have agreed to participate in the MSCI Hedge Fund IndicesSM and Database. The total number of funds currently in the database now exceeds 1,000, and will continue to grow as an additional 500 funds have agreed to participate. In addition, MSCI has added more than 60 hedge fund indices since the product was introduced

  • HKFE Announces Revised Margins For Futures Contracts

    Date 30/10/2002

    Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (HKFE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), announced that with effect from the commencement of trading on Friday, 1 November 2002, the minimum margins to be collected by an Exchange Participant from its clients in respect of their dealings in the following futures contracts will be as outlined in the table below. The adjustments are based on the clea

  • CBOT Fed Watch

    Date 30/10/2002

    In advance of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on November 6, the Chicago Board of Trade will be reporting daily rate change probabilities in the FOMC's federal funds target rate, as indicated by the CBOT® 30-Day Federal Funds futures contract. The CBOT 30-Day Federal Funds futures contract is a key benchmark interest rate barometer that reflects the forward overnight effective rate for excess reserves that are traded among commercial banks in the U.S. federal funds market.

  • UK's Financial Services Authority Acts On Professional Indemnity Insurance Concerns

    Date 29/10/2002

    The FSA has today announced a modification to its rules for independent financial adviser (IFA) firms. The modification introduces a number of changes to the detailed requirements with which a firm's PII cover has to comply. Brokers and underwriters have indicated these changes are likely to increase capacity in the PII market. AIFA has been consulted and fully supports this initiative.

  • Standard & Poor's Announces Changes In The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index

    Date 29/10/2002

    Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index: Effective after the close on Monday, October 28, 2002, E-Tronics inc. (TSXVN: ETX) will change its name to Western Lakota Energy Services Inc. (TSXVN:WLE). The new CUSIP number will be 95852P 10 3. There is no consolidation of capital.

  • Securities and Exchange Commission: Actions By FASB, IASB Praised

    Date 29/10/2002

    The Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission today applauded the decisions by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board to work together toward greater convergence between U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and international accounting standards.

  • PubliGroupe SA Reprimanded By SWX Swiss Exchange

    Date 29/10/2002

    The SWX Swiss Exchange has imposed on PubliGroupe SA, Lausanne, a reprimand with related publication for having negligently violated the regulations governing ad hoc publicity set forth in the SWX Listing Rules. The company notified the public of a massive drop in its first-half 2001 earnings only on 4 September 2001, the date originally set for the release of its semi-annual financial figures in spite of the fact that corporate officers disposed of the preliminary numbers and revised earning fo

  • Nymex To Extend Exchange Of Options For Options Transactions In Energy Markets

    Date 29/10/2002

    The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced today that it will extend its exchange of options for options (EOO) program in its energy markets for the third time.