NEW YORK, STOCKHOLM, Sweden and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 29, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the results of the semi-annual review of the NASDAQ OMX Carbon Indexes (Nasdaq:NOCO2), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, June 1, 2009.
The tradable versions of the NASDAQ OMX Carbon indexes will from June 1 consist of the European Union Allowances (EUA) and Certified Emission Reduction (CER) futures traded on European Climate Exchange (ECX).
The benchmark indexes will consist of EUA futures traded on NordPool, ECX and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and CER futures traded on ECX.
"The NASDAQ OMX Carbon Index Series acts as a barometer and provides investors the opportunity to easily get exposure to the global carbon market," said Magdalena Hartman, Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group.
NASDAQ OMX Carbon Indexes were launched in June 2008 as the first global carbon index family calculated by an exchange. The index family is constructed for derivatives products as well as benchmarking purposes for the global carbon market.
The NASDAQ OMX Carbon Index series is liquidity based and is made up of six indexes; three benchmark and three tradable indexes. All indexes are calculated in both Euro and U.S. Dollar. The tradable indexes are calculated as excess return and represent the weighted return of the price development in the underlying future contracts, including the roll return. The base value of the indexes was 500.00 as of June 16, 2008.
The Indexes are reviewed on a semi-annual basis in December and June. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Carbon Indexes, visit: http://indexes.nasdaqomx.com.
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