Registrations open for the new and improved ASX Sharemarket Game

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For more than 30 years, Australians beginning their share investing journey have chosen the ASX Sharemarket Game as a way to become familiar with the sharemarket, while more experienced investors have used the Game to test various strategies. This year the Game is being sponsored by ‘Grow by ANZ’, and has been rebuilt from top to bottom. […]

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Oxera global cost benchmarking of ASX’s post-trade equity services

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ASX has released the Oxera Global cost benchmarking of cash equity clearing and settlement services report. ASX Clear and ASX Settlement commissioned Oxera, a leading independent European economics consultancy, to benchmark the costs of using ASX’s cash equity post-trading (clearing and settlement) services against the costs of using the services provided by financial market infrastructure […]

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ASX launches new managed funds settlement service

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ASX has  officially launched its new managed funds settlement service – mFund. The launch was hosted at Exchange Square in Sydney by ASX Managing Director and CEO, Elmer Funke Kupper, with guest speaker John Brogden, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Council. mFund – through which the first transaction took place on Tuesday between APN Funds […]

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ASX to launch a new managed funds settlement service

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ASX has received regulatory clearance to launch its new managed funds settlement solution – mFund Settlement Service. It will be launched in the first half of this calendar year following the completion of customer connectivity. mFund has been developed for investors, brokers and fund managers to improve the timeliness and reduce the costs associated with investing in […]

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ASX Schools Sharemarket Game 2, 2013 winners: girls take top spots

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Winners of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Sharemarket Game 2 for secondary students have been decided, with Philippa Nolan becoming the first female national winner since 2003. ASX conducts the Sharemarket Game twice a year to provide students with the chance to get first-hand experience of investing in the sharemarket. Each syndicate is given a hypothetical $50,000 […]

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Share market expected to remain calm post-election

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The Australian share market is likely to experience only a slight rise in volatility in the weeks following the election, according to the S&P/ASX 200 VIX (A-VIX), a tool to monitor the level of near-term volatility in the Australian benchmark equity index. This also indicates that the market predicts that a share market rally is […]

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ASX participants support implementation of OTC clearing solution

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ASX has received approval from the required majority of its 14 futures clearing participants for the rule amendments to implement a new OTC Derivatives Clearing Service for the Australian market. ASX will now proceed to seek formal regulatory clearance for the service. ASX expects to have its OTC Derivatives Clearing Service operationally ready next month, […]

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2012 Australian Share Ownership Study

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The Australian Share Ownership Study released today by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) shows that 6.7 million people or 38% of the adult Australian population invested in the Australian share market, either directly (via shares or other listed investments) or indirectly (via unlisted managed funds), in 2012. This is a decline from 43% total share ownership […]

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Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds to commence trading on ASX

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The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announces that Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds (AGBs) will be available for trading on ASX today, 21 May 2013, giving retail investors access to buy and sell these products as easily as shares. Exchange-traded AGBs offer a convenient and readily accessible way to invest in bonds issued by the Australian Government. Bonds […]

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S&P/ASX 200 VIX available in real-time

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From 28 February, Australia’s equity market volatility benchmark, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX (VIX), will be made available in real-time. This will provide the market with intra-day volatility information and importantly, enables ASX to create derivative products for hedging and trading the volatility asset class. The real-time S&P/ASX 200 VIX will replace the current end-of-day VIX […]

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