NYSE filed with the SEC to list and trade shares of ProShares Bitcoin ETF

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE): NYSE filed with the SEC to list and trade shares of the ProShares Bitcoin ETF and the ProShares Short Bitcoin ETF.

Spanish Stock Exchange (BME) to distribute its second interim dividend against 2017 earnings of €50m, or €0.6 per share, on 29-Dec.  Also, MAB will close 2017 with 46 REITS listed, after approving the listing of BARCINO PROPERTYSOCIMI and STUDENT PROPERTIES SPAIN SOCIMI.

JPX to impose new high-frequency trading rules in April 2018, to improve transparency, to reduce price volatility and prevent market manipulation; according to Nikkei Asian Review.

HKEX will introduce five new stock option classes and four new stock futures contracts on 5-Feb-2018.
CBOE welcomed new issuer James Investment Research to the Cboe ETF Marketplace with the launch of one fund.

NZX appointed Hugh Stevens to lead the exchange’s funds management business, effective 5-Feb-2017.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of New York Mellon and Barclayshave registered as systematic internalisers (SIs) for non-equity instruments under MiFID II.

Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, defined the corporate governance affair at the LSE as a “slightly Kafka-esque situation”, according to FT.