Futures Exchanges

BRICS can't co-operate on enthusiasm

The BRICS Exchanges Alliance finally launched its first cross-trading product last Friday, and as predicted in a previous column it was a modest debut.

Tuesday, 3 April, 2012, 12:00am

HKEx wish list full of distant dreams

In my first column in the Year of the Dragon, I would like to say kung hei fat choi to all readers.

A typical Lunar New Year blessing is to wish that people achieve their hopes and dreams for the year ahead. But just like Christmas wish lists, it is sometimes hard to turn dreams into reality.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Are HKEx products worth breaking up your lunch for?

Many brokers and restaurant operators have complained that Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing trading hour extensions have eaten into their lunch hours and left a bad taste in their mouths without lifting turnover significantly - and market statistics appear to bear them out.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HKMEx to launch trade in gold, silver futures

The new Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), whose aim to launch fuel oil contracts was frustrated by weak demand, said it planned to launch gold and silver futures in the fourth quarter even though it had not received the licence for the products.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Stock index futures trading in mainland step closer to reality

The mainland stock exchanges, futures exchange and clearing companies signed an agreement on cross-market regulations yesterday, marking an important step towards the launch of stock index futures.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Stock index futures trading nears launch as brokers win approval

Beijing has approved the first batch of brokerages to trade stock index futures, signalling that trading on the Shanghai futures exchange will begin within a few months.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing unveils guidelines for futures trade

Long-awaited measures taken to improve market maturity

Beijing has issued long-awaited rules to allow financial futures trading, a crucial step towards developing a more sophisticated equities market, that some fear may increase short-term volatility. In response, mainland share prices retreated yesterday.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Market makers rule fix aims to boost bond trades

The central bank yesterday outlined a plan to boost domestic bond trading by lowering the requirements for market makers in the interbank market.

The new measures, which go into effect on February 1, allow any of the country's top 80 bond traders to apply to become market makers, provided they have registered capital of more than 1.2 billion yuan.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Mergers keep NZ, Aussie exchange union hopes alive

ASX leaves options open after $12.5b move to marry Sydney futures bourse

Five years ago, the proposed merger between the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges collapsed in acrimony and recrimination, but the world of global equities trading has since changed significantly. So has it changed enough for a trans-Tasman merger to be back on the agenda?

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Denway, Esprit gain derivatives

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing will launch futures and options based on Denway Motors and Esprit Holdings, enabling investors to hedge their holdings of the underlying stocks or make bets on the direction of their share prices.

9 Jun 2005 - 12:00am


Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing will today implement an interim solution to the software problem that caused a temporary interruption in the operation of the Hong Kong Futures Automatic Trading system on January 29. The solution includes amending predefined futures calendar spreads.

6 Feb 2003 - 12:00am


The Hong Kong Futures Automated Trading System experienced an interruption of nine minutes from 4.11pm yesterday, the stock exchange said. Trading of Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate futures, three-year Exchange Fund Notes Futures and International Stock Futures and Options was interrupted and resumed at 4.20pm.

30 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Investors dump Euro-Asia as SFC looks into dealings

Shares in mainland private enterprise Euro-Asia Agriculture (Holdings) plunged 27.41 per cent yesterday when trading was resumed following a four-day suspension.

Bucking the upside of the general market, the share dived 17 HK cents to 45 HK cents from 62 HK cents when it last traded before the suspension.

27 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Dow futures begin trading

A futures contract based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average is to make its Hong Kong debut today.

The market addition, which marks the first time the United States blue-chip futures are being traded outside the US, will be dealt at HK$10 per index point with an initial margin of $6,375 per contract.

6 May 2002 - 12:00am

Consultation extended

The Securities and Futures Commission has announced the consultation periods for two proposed regulations would be extended to next Tuesday. The two regulations are the draft Securities and Futures (Contracts Limits and Reportable Positions) rules and the draft Securities and Futures (Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading-Arbitration) Rules. Both were released last month.

9 Apr 2002 - 12:00am