Bombay Stock Exchange to launch base metal and crude futures

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is ready to launch non agricultural futures products such as bullion, base metals, crude and natural gas among others; according to Business Standard.

ENX was granted a waiver from MiIFD II's open access regime until 2020, by regulators. ICE Futures Europe, ICE Clear Europe, HKEX’s LME and DB1’s Eurex were granted the waiver earlier this week. Reported by Reuters.

ICE: Spotify filed to go public and list on the NYSE.

Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) unveiled China’s first publicly offered corporate bond of housing rental.

NCDEX applied to introduce two metal futures contracts with physical delivery and is considering location-spread agricultural commodity contracts; according to Business Standard.

CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a meeting on January 31 to consider the process of self-certification of new products and operational rules by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). The MRAC meeting is scheduled to take place the week after a Jan. 23, 2018 meeting of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) which will consider the related challenges, opportunities, and market developments of virtual currencies. Bitcoin futures on both CBOE and CME were launched based on the process of self-certification of new products.

FCA: Charles Randell CBE was appointed as the new Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Charles is currently an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee of the Bank of England and a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

FCA and ESMA approved 15 firms in the UK and France to operate organized trading facilities (OTF); and 45 firms in the UK, Germany, France and Norway registered to run systematic internalizers. Reported by FOW.