Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan

The Bank of Japan, the country’s central bank, now owns more than three-quarters of the country’s exchange-traded funds, the result of a program begun in 2010 whose goal was to lower Japan’s equity-risk premium.  But Japan’s premium remains at 6.94%, above the...
Oslo Børs

Oslo Børs

Euronext’s bid to acquire Oslo Børs was unanimously approved by Euronext’s shareholders on May 16 after receiving clearance from the Norwegian Ministry of Finance three days earlier.
POP goes the speed bump!

POP goes the speed bump!

Thom Thompson Contributing Editor ICE Futures US tried to certify (that is, to fast-track) to the CFTC a change to the order execution rules in the central limit order books for its two-year old daily gold and silver futures contracts. The changes are designed to...
JSE Limited

JSE Limited

JSE Limited, aka the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, announced that it has implemented Nasdaq’s clearing technology platform for its equity and currency derivatives market. The launch is part of a multi-year project focused on migrating all of its markets to Nasdaq’s...
Pork Bellies

Pork Bellies

CME Group announced Monday that it has begun publishing a new CME Fresh Bacon Index as a transparent price reference for fresh pork bellies used to make bacon. Pork belly prices have been significantly volatile of late because of growing customer demand, global trade...

Long-Term Stock Exchange

The SEC on Friday approved a new stock exchange, the Long-Term Stock Exchange, which is the brainchild of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and is intended to give high-growth technology companies more options to list their shares outside of the traditional New York...
Ion

Ion

The Dublin-based Ion Group is in talks to buy the owner of Mergermarket in a transaction that is expected to fetch a little more than £1bn, The Financial Times reported. The acquisition would give Ion a wide-ranging financial news and data service.

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