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  • Ten Major Clearing Organizations Join in Calling for Global Central Counterparty Solution

    Date 19/12/2000

    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the world's largest securities clearance and settlement organization, has announced that ten major clearing organizations are cosponsoring a conference on global clearing for the financial services industry. The conference will take place in London, January 31 to February 2, 2001.

  • SFE Given Court Approval To Merge With Austraclear

    Date 19/12/2000

    The Supreme Court of New South Wales has approved the Scheme of Arrangement allowing for the merger of the Sydney Futures Exchange Limited (SFE) and Austraclear Limited (Austraclear).

  • SEC Staff Report Describes Development Of Payment For Order Flow And Internalization In The Options Markets

    Date 19/12/2000

    The staffs of the Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations and Office of Economic Analysis today issued a report entitled "Payment for Order Flow and Internalization in the Options Markets." Text of the report, requested by Chairman Levitt in July of this year, is available on the Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov/news/studies/ordpay.htm.

  • Otto E. Nägeli To Leave SWX Swiss Exchange

    Date 19/12/2000

    Otto E. Nägeli, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Eurex Zurich/Frankfurt and Member of SWX Group Management is to leave the company in the first quarter of 2001 to take up a new challenge in the financial sector. His successor will be announced in due course.

  • Nymex To Lower Natural Gas Margins

    Date 19/12/2000

    The New York Mercantile Exchange will lower the margins at the close of business today on all but the first three months of its Henry Hub natural gas futures contract to $7,000 from $14,000 for clearing members; to $7,700 from $ 15,400 for members; and to $9,450 from $18,900 for customers.

  • November US Equity Options Volume Exceeds 1999 By 23 Percent - More Investors Using Puts to Protect Current Holdings

    Date 19/12/2000

    The Options Industry Council (OIC) has announced that November equity options volume was 58,690,754 contracts (23,618,359 puts and 35,072,395 calls), which is 23 percent higher than the 47,750,154 contracts (14,277,276 puts and 33,472,878 calls) traded in November 1999.

  • CBOT Members Approve EFP 10-Cent Surcharge, Measure to Reduce Paper

    Date 19/12/2000

    Members of the Chicago Board of Trade on December 19, 2000, voted approval to establish a surcharge of 10 cents per contract per side for member and non-member Exchange for Physicals (EFP) transactions, to become effective January 1, 2001. The vote for this proposal was 372 5/6 for and 97 4/6 against. After enactment, the CBOT® fees for member EFP transactions still will be lower than fees charged by other major exchanges for comparable transactions.

  • The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong: Amendments to the Exchange Listing Rules - Publication of Interim Results

    Date 18/12/2000

    The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong has amended the Exchange Listing Rules to permit listed issuers to publish summarised announcements of interim results in the newspapers provided that the full announcement of interim results is published on the Exchange’s website.

  • Standard & Poor's – Index Change

    Date 18/12/2000

    Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announces that effective after the close of business on Tuesday, December 19, 2000, the following changes will take place in the S&P/TSE Global 1200, S&P/TSE 60, TSE 300 Composite, S&P/TSE 60 Capped, S&P/TSE Canadian Financials Sector and TSE 100 Indices.

  • Singapore’s Central Depository Opens New, Investor-Friendly Front Office

    Date 18/12/2000

    The Central Depository (CDP), a subsidiary of Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), will move its customer service counters to a new, more investor-friendly front office from Monday, 18 December 2000.