Category Archives: International Trade

International Trade Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

SIX and Avaloq Collaborate to Launch Independent Valuation Service for Financial Instruments

(IN BRIEF) SIX and Avaloq have jointly launched the Independent Valuation Service for financial instruments, addressing the global need for impartial end-of-day valuations. This service, accessible via the CONNEXOR API, supports asset managers, custodians, and financial institutions in client reporting, … Read the full press release

MWB AG Rings in New Era with Vienna Stock Exchange Listing

(IN BRIEF) MWB AG, a German company specializing in luxury watch trading across the DACH region, celebrated a significant achievement today as it commenced trading on the Vienna Stock Exchange’s direct market plus segment. With NuWays AG acting as underwriter … Read the full press release

Globalization Trends: DHL Study Spotlights EU’s Rising International Influence

(IN BRIEF) In the latest DHL Global Connectedness Report, the Netherlands emerges as the most globalized country in the European Union, closely followed by Ireland and Luxembourg. Notably, 14 EU member states, including Malta, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Cyprus, Hungary, … Read the full press release

Kotahi and Maersk Extend Long-Term Freight Agreement, Ensuring Stability for New Zealand’s International Trade

(IN BRIEF) Kotahi, New Zealand’s largest containerised freight manager, and A.P. Moller – Maersk have solidified their partnership with a second long-term freight agreement lasting until December 2034. This agreement, valued at NZ$160 billion, provides stability and resilience to New … Read the full press release

Euronext Receives S&P Rating Upgrade to BBB+ with Positive Outlook

(IN BRIEF) Euronext, the leading pan-European market infrastructure, celebrates a significant milestone as S&P upgrades its rating from ‘BBB+, Stable Outlook’ to ‘BBB+, Positive Outlook’. This decision reflects Euronext’s successful integration of the Borsa Italiana Group, expansion of Euronext Clearing, … Read the full press release

Eurex Bolsters European Green Bond Market with New GC Pooling Green Bond Basket

(IN BRIEF) Eurex, on April 29, 2024, introduced a new Green Bond Basket within its GC Pooling segment, aimed at enhancing liquidity and efficiency in the European repo market for green bonds. This addition expands upon the existing three Green … Read the full press release

NMB Bank’s Sustainability Bond Listed on Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s Leading Platform

(IN BRIEF) Last Friday, NMB Bank Plc celebrated the listing of its dual-currency sustainability bond, named the NMB Jamii bond, on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE). The bond, showcased on the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX), raised approximately USD 157 million … Read the full press release

Douglas AG Enters Prime Standard of Frankfurt Stock Exchange

(IN BRIEF) Douglas AG (ISIN: DE000BEAU7Y1) marks a significant milestone as it joins the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, commencing trading with an initial listing price of EUR 25.50. The company’s IPO, led by Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and … Read the full press release

Loughborough University Hosts Manufacturing and Trade Conference to Drive Regional Growth

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University is set to host the East Midlands Chamber’s Manufacturing and Trade Conference on March 26, focusing on key themes of investment, innovation, infrastructure, and international trade. With a lineup of keynote speakers, workshops, and panel discussions, … Read the full press release

DBDX Launches Successful Crypto Trading with ICF Bank and Bankhaus Metzler as Pilot Clients

(IN BRIEF) The Deutsche Börse Digital Exchange (DBDX) has commenced trading activities with successful transactions facilitated by ICF Bank and Bankhaus Metzler, marking a significant milestone in the institutional adoption of blockchain technology in the financial sector. With a focus … Read the full press release

Vienna Stock Exchange Expands International Reach with Addition of Jump Trading Europe B.V.

(IN BRIEF) The Vienna Stock Exchange has broadened its international connections with the induction of Jump Trading Europe B.V. as a new international trading member, bringing the total membership to 70, with a significant portion comprising international banks and securities … Read the full press release

SIX Reports Strong Operational Performance Despite Non-Cash Value Adjustments

(IN BRIEF) Despite facing significant non-cash value adjustments, SIX concluded 2023 with a robust operating result, reflecting a 3.5% growth in total operating income and a 6.7% increase in EBITDA. The company’s diversified business model propelled operational success across various … Read the full press release

David Brupbacher Appointed Head of IT at SIX, Succeeding Christoph Landis

(IN BRIEF) David Brupbacher is set to take on the role of Head of IT and Member of the Executive Board at SIX Group starting July 1, 2024, replacing Christoph Landis, who will retire later in the year. Brupbacher, with … Read the full press release

Vienna Stock Exchange Facilitates Continuous Trading of Austrian Government Bonds, Enhancing Investor Accessibility

(IN BRIEF) A milestone development has unfolded as Austrian government bonds become continuously tradable on the Vienna Stock Exchange, allowing investors to engage in buying and selling activities throughout trading hours. Market makers such as Erste Group and Raiffeisen Bank … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Spearheads Trade Innovation: Joins WaveBL for Digital Bill of Lading Transfer

(IN BRIEF) Lloyds Bank makes history as the first UK bank to integrate with the WaveBL electronic trade documentation platform, revolutionizing international trade processes for its clients. By leveraging blockchain-based electronic Bills of Lading (eBLs), Lloyds Bank facilitates swift and … Read the full press release

DHL Group and ICC to Unveil GoTrade Summit Insights at WTO Ministerial Conference

(IN BRIEF) DHL Group and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are collaborating to host a side event during the 13th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi. The event aims to share key insights from the GoTrade … Read the full press release

Coordinated Operation Across Four Countries Targets Online Trading Fraud Network Defrauding Millions

(IN BRIEF) Judicial and law enforcement authorities from Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Sweden collaborated in a coordinated action against an organized crime group suspected of online trading fraud. The criminal network operated fraudulent online trading platforms from call centers and … Read the full press release

Eurex Expands ESG Derivatives Offering with Socially Responsible Investing Futures

(IN BRIEF) Eurex, Europe’s leading derivatives exchange, is set to introduce futures on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) indices, broadening its ESG-linked product range in collaboration with index providers STOXX and MSCI. These new derivatives contracts, starting trading on January 22, … Read the full press release

SIC5 Launches as Swiss Payment System’s Next Generation, Paving the Way for Instant Payments

(IN BRIEF) SIX and the Swiss National Bank have unveiled SIC5, the new generation of the Swiss payment system, which sets the stage for instant payments, enabling electronic customer payments to be processed 24/7 in a matter of seconds. Over … Read the full press release

Maersk Partners with Tamil Nadu Government to Boost Trade and Logistics Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Tamil Nadu during the Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet 2024 to explore strategic investment opportunities in land development for logistics hubs, warehousing … Read the full press release

Wiener Börse Akademie Offers 15% New Year’s Discount to Boost Financial Knowledge

(IN BRIEF) The Wiener Börse Akademie, in collaboration with the WIFI Management Forum and Wiener Börse AG, presents an opportunity for individuals to kickstart their financial resolutions by enhancing their financial knowledge. With a wide range of courses covering 30 … Read the full press release

Xetra-Gold’s Gold Holdings Decrease by 31.5 Tonnes in 2023, Remains a Long-term Investment Choice

(IN BRIEF) The gold holdings of Xetra-Gold, Europe’s largest physically backed gold security, decreased to 198.7 tonnes by the end of 2023, marking a 31.5-tonne reduction over the year. Despite short-term yield opportunities and a record-high gold price in euros, … Read the full press release

Vienna Stock Exchange in 2023: Resilience Amid Economic Challenges and Record Bond Listings

(IN BRIEF) The Vienna Stock Exchange faced a challenging year in 2023, marked by high interest rates, persistent inflation, and geopolitical tensions that impacted European stock markets. Despite these unfavorable conditions affecting trading activity, the exchange achieved a record year … Read the full press release

SIX Launches ETF QOD Europe, Expanding Access to European ETF Markets

(IN BRIEF) SIX Swiss Exchange has introduced a new service extension to its Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) franchise called “Quote-on-Demand Europe” (QOD Europe). This innovative trading service allows clients to trade ETFs listed on primary exchanges like the London Stock … Read the full press release

Эксперт по торговле акциями Сергей Левин запускает онлайн-мастер-класс по торговле сырьевыми товарами и хеджированию

УЧАСТНИКИ МАСТЕР-КЛАССА ПОЛУЧАТ СЦЕННЫЕ ЗНАНИЯ О МИРЕ ТОРГОВЛИ СЫРЬЕВЫМИ ТОВАРАМИ И ХЕДЖИРОВАНИЯ ЧЕРЕЗ ИМЕРСИВНЫЙ ОНЛАЙН-КУРС, ОСНОВАННЫЙ НА СТРАТЕГИИ ЭКСПЕРТА ПО ТОРГОВЛЕ ЗОЛОТОМ МИХАИЛА ПЕЛЕГА. (ВКРАТЦЕ) Независимый эксперт по акционной торговле Сергей Левин запускает эксклюзивный четырехнедельный онлайн-курс под названием “Мастер-класс по … Read the full press release

Barclays Bank Ireland Joins Vienna Stock Exchange as New International Trading Member

(IN BRIEF) The Vienna Stock Exchange has announced the addition of a new international trading member, Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, effective from November 15, 2023. Barclays’ participation in the exchange is seen as a strategic move to provide comprehensive and … Read the full press release

Will Semiconductor Lists GDRs on SIX Swiss Exchange, Raising Nearly $445 Million

(IN BRIEF) Will Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a Chinese company, has successfully listed its Global Depository Receipts (GDRs) on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The offering involved 31,000,000 GDRs at an offer price of USD 14.35 per GDR, with each GDR representing … Read the full press release

Eurojust Coordinates Crackdown on International Online Fraud Network

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust, at the request of Swiss authorities, has organized a series of actions against an online fraud network operating in multiple EU Member States, Georgia, and Ukraine. The investigation into this investment scam began in October 2019, revealing … Read the full press release

Swiss Financial Institutions Launch Groundbreaking Pilot for Tokenized Central Bank Money

(IN BRIEF) SIX, the Swiss National Bank (SNB), and six commercial banks are embarking on a pioneering pilot project called Helvetia Phase III, aimed at exploring the use of tokenized central bank money (wCBDC) for financial institutions. This initiative marks … Read the full press release

FTSE Russell and Tradeweb Forge Strategic Alliance to Elevate Fixed Income Index Pricing and Trading

(IN BRIEF) FTSE Russell, an LSEG business, and Tradeweb have formed a strategic partnership aimed at advancing fixed income index pricing and index trading products. The collaboration will expand benchmark pricing, widen index inclusion, and enhance trading functionality for fixed … Read the full press release

Eurex Expands Cryptocurrency Offerings with Options on FTSE Bitcoin Index Futures

(IN BRIEF) Eurex, the leading European exchange, has marked another significant step in its mission to provide secure access to cryptocurrencies within a regulated market environment. Following the successful launch of Bitcoin index futures in April 2023, Eurex has now … Read the full press release

Zalando Unveils ZEOS: The Operating System for Multi-Channel Fashion Retail in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Zalando, a fashion e-commerce giant, has introduced ZEOS (Zalando E-commerce Operating System), a comprehensive platform designed to revolutionize multi-channel fashion and lifestyle retail in Europe. ZEOS aims to empower fashion brands and retailers to efficiently manage their multi-channel … Read the full press release

WACKER Unveils Innovative Silicone Rubber Solutions at Fakuma 2023: Non Post-Cure Grades and Laser Marking Pastes

(IN BRIEF) At the Fakuma 2023 international trade fair for plastics processing, Wacker Chemie AG has introduced new silicone rubber grades that eliminate the need for post-curing, offering cost and energy savings. ELASTOSIL® LR 5003 liquid silicone rubber is designed … Read the full press release

SIX Expands Data Services Access via Leading Cloud Providers with Megaport Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) SIX, a global financial information provider, has partnered with Network as a Service provider Megaport to offer customers seamless private access to its data services through major public cloud providers. This service, known as SIX Connect, enables clients … Read the full press release

EnBW Offers Financing Solution for bmp greengas GmbH’s Insolvency Plan

(IN BRIEF) EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has submitted a binding offer to finance the insolvency plan for biomethane trader bmp greengas GmbH ahead of a creditors’ meeting on October 12, 2023. bmp greengas has been under insolvency proceedings since August … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole S.A. Group and UNI Global Union Strengthen Global Agreement on Employee Rights and Workplace Standards

(IN BRIEF) Crédit Agricole S.A. Group and UNI Global Union have signed a new four-year global agreement that reinforces the group’s commitments to human rights, labor rights, trade union rights, and the development of social dialogue and collective bargaining. This … Read the full press release

Danmarks Nationalbank Joins Eurex’s Cleared Repo Markets

(IN BRIEF) Danmarks Nationalbank, the central bank of Denmark, has become the second central bank outside the euro area to actively trade and centrally clear repo transactions at Eurex. Eurex’s cleared repo markets, which currently have over 160 registered participants, … Read the full press release

SIX Appoints Bjørn Sibbern as Global Head of Exchanges and Executive Board Member

(IN BRIEF) Bjørn Sibbern, currently the Executive Vice President and President of European Markets at Nasdaq, has been appointed as the Global Head of Exchanges and a Member of the Executive Board of SIX. He will assume this position on … Read the full press release

Jos Dijsselhof, CEO of SIX, Elected as Vice Chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

(IN BRIEF) Jos Dijsselhof, the CEO of SIX, has been unanimously elected as the new Vice Chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) during its Annual Meeting. He will serve a two-year term in this role. Previously, Dijsselhof held … Read the full press release

Eurex’s STIR Partnership Program Attracts 18 Global Participants for Euro STIR Derivatives Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Eurex, a leading derivatives exchange, has garnered significant interest in its Short-Term Interest Rate (STIR) Partnership Program extension. As of now, 18 participants from the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe have registered for the program. This expansion aims … Read the full press release