On an April afternoon in 2009, in his home office near Austin, Texas, John Bird was hunched over his computer trying to figure out if a Chinese company some 6,500 miles away was anything close to what it claimed to be.
Nasdaq Stock Market can rely on legal protections afforded exchange operators to avoid paying damages to firms that lost money on Facebook Inc., the former chief executive officer of the American Stock Exchange said.
Jim O’Neill has been tracking economic reform initiatives in countries across the world during his 33-year career on Wall Street. Only a few of them, he said, rank higher than what Mexico achieved this year.
On the morning of Sept. 12, executives of the nation’s major stock and options exchanges traveled to Washington to meet with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White. The summons was prompted by a rash of technical glitches on the exchanges, the most glaring of which hit on Aug. 22, when a software failure forced the Nasdaq to halt trading for three hours.
The Bank of [bn:WBTKR=BKCN:IND] New York Mellon China ADR Index , which tracks American depositary receipts, rose 0.7 percent to 387.90. [bn:WBTKR=CZH:IND] The American Stock Exchange China Index  gained 0.5 percent to 206.80. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3 percent to 2,900.331.
The Bank of New York Mellon China ADR Index , which tracks American depositary receipts, rose 1.2 percent to 381.85. The American Stock Exchange China Index gained 1.3 percent to 202.77. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3 percent to 2,655.714.
The Bank of New York Mellon China ADR Index, which tracks American depositary receipts, fell 2 percent to 368.12. The American Stock Exchange China Index dropped 1.4 percent to 219.52. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.4 percent to 2,440.4, the highest in three weeks.
Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed Oscar Onyema as the new chief executive officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the Guardian reported, citing Lanre Oloyi, a spokesman for the SEC.