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  • CBOT, CME Respond To Commodity Exchange Act Legislation Introduced By Ewing

    Date 31/05/2000

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of Rep. Thomas Ewing's (R-IL) bill, H.R. 4541, amending the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA):

  • The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Announces The TA Banking Index

    Date 30/05/2000

    The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange announced that on June 1, 2000,it would introduce the TA Banking Index. The index will track the performance of the five TASE-listed bank shares with the highest market capitalization. The Exchange also decided to launch options and futures contracts on the new index. Trading in the TA Banking Index derivatives will begin after the start of trading in new derivatives on the TA 75 Index, which is expected shortly.

  • SWX Swiss Exchange - Investment Company Segment Trading Also In Foreign Currency

    Date 30/05/2000

    As of 1 June 2000, investment companies that are listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange can apply for their shares to be traded in a foreign currency. Other than the Swiss-franc trading basis that has been available to date, a choice can now be made between US dollars and euros.

  • Stock Exchange Of Hong Kong Automatic Order Matching and Execution System (Updates)

    Date 30/05/2000

    The Automatic Order Matching and Execution System (AMS/2) of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong experienced a "system busy" status at about 11:00am . The system recovered at about 11:42am. The Exchange is looking into the cause of the "system busy".

  • Stock Exchange Of Hong Kong Automatic Order matching And Execution System (AMS/2)

    Date 30/05/2000

    The Automatic Order matching and Execution System (AMS/2) of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong experienced a "system busy" status at about 11:00am. The system recovered at about 11:40am. The Exchange is looking into the cause of the incident.

  • SEC Grants International Securities Exchange Exemption To Accommodate Its Electronic Market In The Marketwide Data System

    Date 30/05/2000

    The Commission has granted the International Securities Exchange's (ISE) request for a temporary exemption to accommodate the ISE in the consolidated system for options market information. Absent this exemption, the ISE could have been precluded by the marketwide plan for consolidating information from disseminating its own market data within the ISE's electronic market.

  • Results of Central Bank's weekly repo auction.

    Date 30/05/2000

    The Central Bank of Iceland held a weekly auction of repurchase agreements on May 30 of the standard maturity of 14 days. The auction was a fixed rate one at 10.1 per cent p.a. Offers were made for a total amount of 11 billion krónur resulting in repurchase contracts for that amount.

  • Nymex To Increase Margins On Natural Gas Futures

    Date 30/05/2000

    The New York Mercantile Exchange will raise the margins on its Henry Hub natural gas futures contract as of the close of business today to $3,500 from $2,500 for clearing members; to $3,850 from $2,750 for members; and to $4,725 from $3,375 for customers.

  • Next Generation Stock Exchange, Jiway, Announces Wholesale Global Share Trading For €7 (£4.50) Per Order

    Date 30/05/2000

    Jiway today announced the lowest ever wholesale fees for global stock trading. Retail brokers located in the UK, Germany and Sweden will be able to trade, clear and settle securities listed on NYSE, NASDAQ, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Zürich, and Stockholm for just ?7 for any order worth up to ?50,000.

  • NASD Members Elect Seven Governors To Board

    Date 30/05/2000

    The National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®), today conducted its Annual Meeting for the membership to vote on the election of seven candidates to serve on the NASD Board of Governors. The NASD Board consists of 33 Governors, including members of the general public, the securities industry, and from outside the industry. Each year the terms of from seven to twelve Governors expire, and the NASD members vote to elect new Governors. The terms of the newly elected Governors begin to