NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd (OSE), operator of the JASDAQ market, and NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, Inc. today announced the addition of Corporate Intelligence (CI) to the suite of products JASDAQ and OSE can offer OSE listed companies. Corporate Intelligence is a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community and is an integral part of the NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions offering.
Corporate Intelligence integrates key information and tasks that investor relations professionals need to access and manage into one, easy-to-use platform. The service equips clients with corporate shareholder communications, capital market information, investor contact management and board-level reporting tools that enable IR professionals to analyze large volumes of peer and competitive data, identify investor interest, maintain investor relationships and create consistent, high-value reports for senior management. The comprehensive suite of tools within Corporate Intelligence gives IR professionals unprecedented insight into the factors that affect shareholder value, enabling companies to perform IR activities more efficiently and strategically.
"The presence of foreign investors has been steadily increasing in Japan. The Corporate Intelligence service will be a key part of the tools offered to companies listed on OSE to help them deliver more effective, timely and strategic IR activities. We appreciate our ongoing partnership with NASDAQ OMX as we look to further enhance our service offerings and create a more attractive market for our listed companies," said Manabu Matsumoto, Deputy of President, OSE.
"Corporate Intelligence has helped IR professionals around the world manage their workflow in a more efficient, intuitive way, and we're excited to introduce this service to the Asian market," said NASDAQ OMX Senior Vice President Demetrios Skalkotos. "We look forward to our ongoing partnership with the Osaka Securities Exchange as we continue to find new, relevant ways to support Corporate Solutions in Asia and provide OSE listed companies with robust, strategic products and solutions."
In 2010, Osaka Securities Exchange announced that it would be the first Asian exchange to partner with NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions to offer GlobeNewswire, one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks and part of the Corporate Solutions offering.
For more information on NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, please visit: http://www.nasdaqomx.com/whatwedo/corporatesolutions/.
OSE is Japan's largest derivative exchange and also operates the largest growth market "JASDAQ." In 2010, total trading volume of all derivative contracts hit 196, 35 million units. Especially Nikkei 225 mini, a small-sized contract achieved significant growth and marked 125, 11 million units. (increased by 19.5% from the previous year).
OSE merged operations with JASDAQ Securities Exchange Inc. and integrated "Hercules" and "JASDAQ" markets in October, 2010. Through this integration, the new "JASDAQ" market becomes the largest growth market in Japan whose number of listed companies are 970 as of September 2011. OSE is the only listed exchange in Japan whose shares have been traded on its own market since April 2004. For more information about OSE, please visit: www.ose.or.jp
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