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  • HKEx Welcomes Eight Government Appointed Directors To Its Inaugural Board

    Date 30/03/1999

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) welcomes the Government's appointment of the eight Directors representing public and market interests to the Board. They will join the six directors elected by shareholders, and Mr Kwong Ki-chi, HKExs' Chief Executive as an ex-officio member, to form the inaugural board. The appointment of the directors appointed by the Government and those elected at the HKEx EGM held on 27 March will take effect on April 3, 2000. The inaugural board will hold

  • PHLX to Launch New Trading System on its Equity Floor

    Date 27/03/1999

    The Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) has announced that it has received Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval to operate the Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) Trading System VTS, on its equity trading floor. VTS is a pre-opening order matching system for the execution of large-sized stock orders at the VWAP. Following a morning order-entry period, VTS executions will occur at approximately 09:20 with the VWAP calculated and assigned at approximately 16:20 each day. VTS will be a

  • LIFFE introduces Wholesale Block Trading Facility

    Date 27/03/1999

    The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange on Friday March 26 announced that, in response to demand from major market participants, a Block Trade Facility will be introduced, with effect from 19 April 1999. The new facility will allow LIFFE members and their wholesale clients to transact business of significant size without delay and with certainty of price and execution. The facility will complement LIFFE's existing trading platforms, both open outcry and electronic.

  • Amsterdam Exchanges February Turnover

    Date 27/03/1999

    Turnover on Amsterdam Exchanges in February was EUR105,851. This compares to EUR103,935 in February 1998, an increase of 1.8%. Turnover in the first two months of 1999 was EUR229,919. This compares with EUR208,470 in the same period of 1998. On the options market turnover (in premium) was EUR3,509.

  • Stock Exchange of Singapore Dealer's Representatives to Trade Directly on SIMEX System

    Date 26/03/1999

    The Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES) and Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX) are pleased to announce that from April 5, 1999, dealer's representatives of SES member firms (DRs) who are registered representatives of SIMEX, will have direct access to SIMEX's Automated Trading System (ATS). This is an enhancement of the system launched last September which allowed DRs to trade in the SIMEX MSCI Singapore Stock Index (SiMSCI) futures contract via member firms' central buyers using SIM

  • Change in Trading Hours for Warsaw Stock Exchange WIG20 and USD Futures Contracts

    Date 26/03/1999

    Starting from April 12, continuous trading in the WIG20 futures and USD futures on the Warsaw Stock Exchange derivatives market will be from 11:45 to 13:00. This change will make it possible to trade futures contracts from the time the WIG20 index value in the single-price auction has been determined for a given day.

  • Toronto Stock Exchange encourages use of electronic communications for disclosure

    Date 25/03/1999

    The Toronto Stock Exchange today released guidelines for the use of electronic communications by listed companies. The guidelines support existing TSE disclosure rules and policies. The proposed guidelines were issued for comment in August 1998, which was followed by a public consultation period generating more than 20 submissions. The public comments resulted in no changes to the substance of the guidelines.

  • Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Trading Goes On-Line

    Date 25/03/1999

    The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange announced that it commenced on-line trading in stocks. After receiving the Exchange's approval last month, the first two non-bank member firms are enabling their customers to send buy and sell orders via the Internet.

  • SEBI orders Bombay Stock Exchange President to Resign

    Date 25/03/1999

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has directed Jasvantlal C Parekh to relinquish the office of president of the Bombay Stock Exchange. The order was passed by SEBI chairman D R Mehta on March 23. The directive states that Parekh has also been made ineligible to hold any public position in future as a member of the governing board or as an office-bearer of the exchange as well as any capital market-related public institution for three years.

  • LIFFE Appoints Equant As Global Network Partner

    Date 25/03/1999

    The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) has signed a three-year USD8.5 million contract with Equant to provide the Exchange with an Internet Protocol (IP) based global network infrastructure. This is in response to member demand for global access to its new world-leading electronic trading platform, LIFFE CONNECTâ„¢ and will enable LIFFE members to connect directly to it from, potentially, any financial centre in the world.