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Date Title Project
20 Jul 2017 Decommissioning of the BondMatch Platform BondMatch™ expand
Executive summary:

With effect from 21 July 2017 at market close, Euronext will close its BondMatch trading platform. This decision is part of the redesign of Euronext’s fixed-income strategy and the implementation of Euronext Synapse, a new pan-European Multi-Trading Facility to trade blocks of illiquid corporate bonds.

19 Jul 2017 Optiq Phase 2 - Release of Technical Specifications for Optiq TCS Order Entry - SBE Interface MiFID II/MiFIR, Optiq expand
Executive summary:

Euronext is pleased to announce the release of technical specifications for the Optiq TCS Order Entry – SBE interface. These amendments to Euronext’s Trade Confirmation System (TCS) will be launched in production alongside the scheduled go-live of the Optiq Order Entry Gateway (OEG) on 12 March 2018.    

13 Jul 2017 OPTIQ Phase 1 - Important announcement MDG Derivatives migration dates Optiq expand
Executive summary:

The Optiq® MDG Derivatives migration timeline has been updated: the MDG Derivatives pre-production period will start on 24 July 2017 and MDG will become the primary feed as of 31 July 2017.
XDP Derivatives will continue to be available in the production environment for a four-week period, and will be decommissioned on 25 August 2017.

10 Jul 2017 MiFID II: opening of test platform and release of specifications for short and long code management MiFID II/MiFIR expand
Executive summary:

IF20170710CADE - Euronext is pleased to announce the opening of its test platform (Phase I) for the management of short codes and long codes for MiFID II purposes. Technical specifications for SLC Manager, a dedicated application to submit and manage mapping between these codes, are now available on our website.

08 Jul 2017 OPTIQ Market Data Gateway (MDG): confirmation of production go-live for Cash Markets Optiq expand
Executive summary:

IF170708_CADE - Euronext is pleased to confirm the opening of the parallel run period for Optiq MDG Cash on 10 July 2017.

05 Jul 2017 Optiq and Mifid II - Important programme updates MiFID II/MiFIR, Optiq expand
Executive summary:

IF170705CADE - Euronext is pleased to provide Optiq and MiFID II programme updates, including an updated migration timeline and release dates

01 Jul 2017 OPTIQ Phase 1 - MDG - Important announcement regarding production availability Optiq expand
Executive summary:

IF170701 CADE - Please be advised that the parallel run period will not begin on 03 July 2017, and the pre-production period for MDG Cash is extended for one week. The parallel run is now scheduled to begin on 10 July 2017.

30 Jun 2017 Updates on reporting obligations and on Euronext’s APA/ARM services MiFID II/MiFIR expand
Executive summary:

IF20170630CADE - The External User Acceptance (EUA) test platform for Euronext’s new Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) and Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) will be updated on Tuesday 4 July 2017. The updated version of the technical specifications is now available on Euronext’s website.
With MiFID II, the current reporting exemption for transactions done on Euronext’s systems, granted to members by certain regulators, will no longer be applicable. Members will have to take relevant measures to fulfil their obligations.

30 Jun 2017 MIFID II - Release of updated technical specifications for order entry MiFID II/MiFIR, Optiq expand
Executive summary:

Further to the Info-Flash of 17 March 2017, Euronext is pleased to announce the release of an updated order entry documentation for the Euronext Cash Markets (FIX 5.0) and Derivatives Markets (Binary and FIX 5.0).

29 Jun 2017 Revision of the Supplemental Liquidity Provider Programme SLP expand
Executive summary:

This Info-Flash details the revision of Euronext’s Supplemental Liquidity Provider programme that will be effective 3rd July 2017 .

17 Jun 2017 OPTIQ Phase 1 - MDG Confirmation of pre-production availability for cash markets Optiq expand
Executive summary:

Euronext is pleased to confirm the opening of the pre-production period for Optiq MDG Cash on 19 June 2017, as well as details regarding the parallel run phase.

16 Jun 2017 Trading safeguard enhancement programme: adjusted trading safeguard settings General expand
Executive summary:

New Trading Safeguard settings for the Euronext Markets will become effective on 21 June 2017 on the External User Acceptance Platform (EUA), and will be incorporated in the Production environment on 3 July 2017. These measures primarily target securities which are constituents of the four main Euronext indices, the AEX®, BEL 20®, CAC 40® and PSI 20®.

13 Jun 2017 Planned Closure of SmartPool and Launch of Euronext Block SmartPool expand
Executive summary:

The SmartPool trading platform will cease to operate after close of business on Friday 7 July, and will be replaced by our new trading platform, Euronext Block, which will launch on 10 July (subject to regulatory approval).

12 Jun 2017 Draft Rulebook and Trading Manual available MiFID II/MiFIR expand
Executive summary:

Euronext is pleased to announce the availability of the draft Rulebook and Trading Manual for the Euronext Regulated Markets, which have been amended to conform with MiFID II requirements.
The Rules and Trading Manual are subject to regulatory approval.


07 Jun 2017 Euronext Market Making Adjustments for MiFID II General, MiFID II/MiFIR expand
Executive summary:

Euronext will adjust its policies on market making management to ensure that they comply with MiFID II regulations, as follows:
- investment firms engaged in algorithmic trading and pursuing market making strategies on any Euronext tradable instrument will be required to enter into a Market Making Agreement with Euronext;
- Euronext will offer Market Making Schemes on the following instruments, if there is a liquid market: equities, ETFs, ETF options, equity options and futures, equity index options and futures;
- in addition to the MiFID II requirements, Euronext will maintain Liquidity Provider Programmes on some specific instruments to accommodate product and participant requirements;
- Euronext will introduce ‘Stressed Market Conditions’, during which amended market making obligations will be applied.

06 Jun 2017 Small and Mid Cap Securities Trading in Auction Mode General expand
Executive summary:

With effect from 19 June 2017, Euronext will reconfigure the trading pattern of small and mid-cap securities that trade in auction mode.

31 May 2017 OPTIQ Phase 2 - Order Entry Gateway new session fee scheme now available Optiq expand
Executive summary:

IF170531 CA
Euronext is pleased to announce the new fee scheme for Cash order entry sessions, to be implemented with Phase 2 of the Optiq migration: Cash Order Entry Gateways (OEG) and Matching Engine (ME).

26 May 2017 Optiq market data gateway (MDG): dress rehearsals confirmed and test environment update Optiq expand
Executive summary:

Euronext is pleased to announce details regarding the dress rehearsals scheduled for 3 June, 10 June, 17 June 2017 and an additional test date now offered on 8 July 2017, as well as an update regarding the test environment status.

15 May 2017 Delayed opening of warrants and certificates markets on 15 May 2017 Products expand
Executive summary:

On Monday 15 May 2017, due to a market data issue, the opening auction for Warrants & Certificates was delayed. Trading resumed at 10:00 CET.

11 May 2017 Bond trading fees implementation of house order fees and extension of ims fee programme Products expand
Executive summary:

Effective 1 June 2017, Euronext is introducing two changes to its fees for bond trading on its Regulated Markets: (I) an order fee for ‘house’ account orders with a nominal size below €40,000 on bonds in continuous trading and (II) a change to the eligibility criteria for the IMS Fee programme following its introduction last year.