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  • Nymex To Increase Electricity Margins

    Date 31/05/2000

    The New York Mercantile Exchange will raise the margins on its California/Oregon border and Palo Verde electricity futures and on the July and August 2000 Cinergy, Entergy, and Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Maryland electricity futures contracts as of the close of business today.

  • Nasdaq Sets Record For Greatest One-day Percentage Gain - Second Greatest One-day Point Gain Also Established

    Date 31/05/2000

    The Nasdaq Stock MarketĀ® yesterday had its largest one-day percentage increase ever, with preliminary figures showing the Nasdaq CompositeĀ® Index rising 7.94 percent - up 254.37 points to 3459.48. The previous one-day percentage increase record was set on October 21, 1987 with the Composite Index rising 7.34 percent. The Composite's 254.37 point increase was also its second greatest one-day point gain ever.

  • Market Making In Icelandic Government Bonds Increased Transparency In The Bond Market June-December 2000

    Date 31/05/2000

    In order to increase transparency and enhance market making in the secondary market the Minister of Finance has assigned the National Debt Management Agency (NDMA) the task of offering Market Making Agreements to market participants. Under this agreement Market Makers will be paid a fixed commission based on the transaction volume they initiate on the Icelandic Stock Exchange. In addition the NDMA will appoint the Market Makers as Authorised Dealers in Icelandic Government Bonds. Under the agree

  • Kansas City Board Of Trade Names Bob Petersen To Head Exchange

    Date 31/05/2000

    The Kansas City Board of Trade has hired Bob Petersen as its new president.

  • HKEx Shareholders Approved Resolutions At EGM

    Date 31/05/2000

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing held an Extraordinary General Meeting today (Wednesday) and shareholders approved the following resolutions:

  • Dresdner Kleinwort Benson - New Member Of The Copenhagen Stock Exchange

    Date 31/05/2000

    The Copenhagen Stock Exchange has approved Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as a new member. The new member commences trading on 2 June 2000.

  • 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".