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  • SBF Group restructures, specializing to meet international competition even more effectively

    Date 02/06/1999

    The Extraordinary General Meeting of SBF Group shareholders on May 27, 1999 voted to restructure the SBF-Paris Bourse group with effect from June 1. Since January 1, 1998, the SBF Group has brought France's four market operators and three clearing entities under a single roof. The market operators are SBF, Matif S.A., Monep S.A. and La Société du Nouveau Marché, while the clearing bodies are SBF, Matif S.A. and the Banque Centrale de Compensation (BCC), the latter handling OTC transactions.

  • Robust 1998 results for SBF Group

    Date 02/06/1999

    The General Meeting of Shareholders of SBF-Paris Bourse, held May 27, approved financial statements for 998 setting parent-company net income at FF620 million, up from FF300 million in 1997, and consolidated earnings at FF414 m vs. FF224 million the previous year. With trade in equities buoyant, the number of transactions reached a new record of 44.8 million, 21% higher than in 1997, and trade volumes rose 42% to FF3,458 billion. There were a record 129 new listings, raising FF173 billion. Again

  • IPE Tender Offer Oversubscribed

    Date 02/06/1999

    The IPE Board of Directors met this morning to review the results of its tender offer to private investors. Five bids were received for a total of 80% of the Exchange, although the IPE Board had already indicated that it will only recommend to its Members the sale of a maximum 70% stake. The bids value the Exchange at £35.7 million. Bids were received from BG Plc, Distrigas, Enron, Nord Pool and OM Gruppen. The IPE's Board has agreed to enter into further talks with the bidders in order to clari

  • CME May Trading Volume Rises 17 Percent - E-Mini S&P 500 Soars Nearly 190 Percent As Index Products Set May Record

    Date 02/06/1999

    Trading volume on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in May rose nearly 17 percent above year-ago levels to 17,867,782. Volume in equity index products set a May record of 3,557,274, surpassing May 1998 volume by 14 percent. The all-time volume record for E-mini S&P 500 futures was set at 843,020. E-mini S&P 500 futures volume rose nearly 190 percent in May, with year-to-date volume up nearly 173 percent. E-mini S&P 500 options set a new May record of 5,914, as year-to- date volume grew by 33

  • The Toronto Stock Exchange And The Montreal Exchange Partner To Teach Investors About Their Options

    Date 01/06/1999

    Institutional investors from across Canada will gather in Hockley Valley, just north of Toronto, on June 8th and 9th for the second annual TSE Derivatives Conference. The Derivatives Conference, the largest of its kind in Canada, is being hosted by the TSE with the Montreal Exchange participating as a primary sponsor. This partnership between the two exchanges demonstrates a commitment to foster the development and growth of derivative markets in Canada.

  • Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Named A Designated Offshore Securities Market By SEC

    Date 01/06/1999

    The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) has announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has named the TASE as a "designated offshore securities market". The SEC has accorded the TASE this recognition after review of the TASE's oversight, reporting, clearance and settlement systems. With this designation, the TASE joins leading non-U.S. securities markets which have already been so designated, such as the London Stock Exchange, the Bourse de Paris, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and ot

  • KCBT wheat options volume sets new May record

    Date 01/06/1999

    Kansas City Board of Trade wheat options volume traded during the month of May amounted to 11,647 contracts, breaking the previous May record of 10,596 contracts set in 1997. Wheat options volume grew 21.5 percent when compared to May of 1998. Wheat options open interest also posted increases this month. Open interest grew 31.5 percent when compared to May 1998 and 18.5 percent when compared to April of this year. Wheat futures open interest increased 22.1 percent over last year at this time and

  • Eurex on Continuing Upward Trend in May

    Date 01/06/1999

    The Eurex derivatives market is posting further increases in trading volume: 28.8 million contracts were traded in May. This represents an increase of about 60 percent over the number traded in May 1998 according to Eurex statistics. Total contract volume exceeded 139 million contracts during the first five months of 1999, about 50 million contracts more than the number traded during the same period of last year. In terms of average daily volume, Eurex set a new record in May. With 1.51 million

  • Deutsche Börse Developing European Bond Index Family

    Date 01/06/1999

    Deutsche Börse AG is launching a new family of European bond indices in September. The index family for bonds, like the STOXX indices for equities, will be calculated for countries from the European area (without Greece and Norway) as well as the euro zone (without Luxembourg). The new bond indices will be designated to serve as a benchmark to track the performance of fixed-income securities on a pan-European level. For private investors, they offer a new basis for investments in bond funds and

  • ASX proposes BLOX for high value trades

    Date 01/06/1999

    The Australian Stock Exchange has announced that it will develop a new trading environment called BLOX, aimed at better meeting the needs of stockbrokers and their institutional clients who deal in particularly large buy and sell orders. BLOX comprises two new facilities for large orders (blocks): a proposed trading facility with special features to address the needs of block traders; and a proposed reporting regime that will enhance brokers' ability to facilitate block trades for their clients