SPDR ETFs, the exchange traded funds (ETF) platform of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has cross-listed new ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) -continued

March 5, 2012--SPDR ETFs, the exchange traded funds (ETF) platform of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has cross-listed new ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) including SPDR S&P Euro Dividend Aristocrats ETF (EUDC (GBP), EUDI (EUR), SPDR S&P UK Dividend Aristocrats ETF (UKDV) and SPDR FTSE UK All Share ETF (FTAL).
Like all SPDR ETFs globally, these new products are physically replicated.

With the increasing need for income in a low interest rate environment, dividend ETFs are potentially an attractive option for investors looking for diversified access to dividend-paying stocks. The two new dividend ETFs join the recently launched SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats ETF, which gained over $350 million* in assets since its launch last October.

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Source: Wealth Advisor


Europe ETP News
Monetary developments in the euro area: June 2015
July 27, 2015--The annual growth rate of the broad monetary aggregate M3 stood at 5.0% in June 2015, unchanged from the previous period.
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ESMA publishes statistical data on 2014 prospectus activity in EEA
July 23, 2015--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its periodic report on statistical data regarding prospectus activity within the EEA, covering 2014.
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Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD
July 23, 2015--Summary
Reasons for publication
Article 14a(4) of Directive 2009/65/EC ("UCITS Directive"), as amended by Directive 2014/91/EU ("UCITS V Directive") provides that ESMA shall issue guidelines addressed to competent authorities or financial market participants concerning the application of the remuneration principles set out under Article 14b of the UCITS Directive ("UCITS Remuneration Guidelines").
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European Commission-Fact Sheet-The Investment Plan for Europe: Q&A
July 22, 2015--1.What is the Investment Plan for Europe? Why do we need it?
Since the global economic and financial crisis, the EU has been suffering from low levels of investment. Collective and coordinated efforts at European level are needed to reverse this downward trend and put Europe firmly on the path of economic recovery, which is the top priority of the Juncker Commission.
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Euro Area Investment Fund Statistics May 2015
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Standard & Poor's upgrades Greece
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ESMA publishes updates to Q&As on the application of the AIFMD
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UK's Osborne says no plans to loosen banks' ring-fence
July 21, 2015--British finance minister George Osborne said on Tuesday that he did not intend to allow a looser implementation of rules separating British banks' retail and investment banking operations.
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ESMA agrees to further renewal of short selling ban by Greek HCMC
July 20, 2015--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its official opinion agreeing to a further renewal, for a period of seven days, of the emergency short selling prohibition originally imposed by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) under the Short Selling Regulation on Monday 13 July.
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Commodity Rout Worsens as Prices Tumble to Lowest Since 2002
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Greek Banks to Open Monday as Next Parliamentary Vote Looms
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Russia's Beating the BRICS in 2015 on Turnaround Potential
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European biotechs rush to list on Nasdaq
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Statistics: Forecasts for the UK economy: July 2015
July 15, 2015--Forecasts for the UK economy is a monthly comparison of independent forecasts.
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IMF Country Report-Germany: Selected Issues
July 15, 2015--GERMANY'S SUSTAINED CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS: AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON1
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EU steps up pressure for rapid deal to revive asset-backed debt
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New Lyxor bond index ETF launched on Xetra
ETF provides access to corporate bonds with variable interest rates
July 14. 2015--A new exchange-listed index fund issued by Lyxor International Asset Management has been tradable on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday.
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Europe's first ETF on Chinese government bonds launched on Xetra
ETF tracks performance of onshore bonds denominated in Renminbi
July 14, 2015--The db x-trackers II Harvest CSI China Sovereign Bond UCITS ETF (DR) gives investors first-time access to the performance of Chinese government bonds via a physically replicated ETF.
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July 13, 2015-DeltaOne Solutions, a CoreOne Technologies company, today announced their alliance with Horizon Software.
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Investor Protection Does Not Always Benefit Investors
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Punishing terms of Greek bailout deal
July 13, 2015-The austerity measures that Greece agreed to on Monday in return for a bailout to stave off a euro exit involve some of the harshest terms Athens has faced in five years of rescue programmes.
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ESMA agrees to further renewal of short selling ban by Greek HCMC
July 13, 2015--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its official opinion agreeing to a further renewal, for a period of seven days, of the emergency short selling prohibition originally imposed by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HMCM) under the Short Selling Regulation on Monday 6 July.
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Closure looms for hundreds of defined benefit pension schemes
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Five Lyxor Factor ETFs launched on Xetra
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July 10, 2015--Five new exchange-listed index funds issued by Lyxor International Asset Management have been tradable on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Friday.
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Statistics: Forecasts for the UK economy: June 2015
June 17, 2015--Forecasts for the UK economy is a monthly comparison of independent forecasts.
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Flow Traders shares soar on debut
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Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Flow Traders
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Greece submits new bailout plan to avoid euro exit
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Deutsche Borse and Shanghai Stock Exchange celebrate first successful year of market data cooperation
Eight clients from mainland China signed in total
July 9, 2015--Deutsche Börse and Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) celebrate the anniversary of their successful market data cooperation.
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HM Treasury-Treasury minutes: July 2015
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Greece given Sunday deadline for debt deal
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Euronext Said to Aim to Appoint Its New CEO by Late September
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Nine State Street ETFs launched on Xetra
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Parliament adopts CO2 market stability reserve
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Climate: EU Parliament backs reform of carbon market
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A record level of 40 billion US dollars in net new assets was gathered by ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe in the first half of 2015 according to ETFGI
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LSE July 2015 ETF & ETP Monthly Report
July 7, 2015News
London Stock Exchange's ETF team hosted a panel at the Greater China Forum held in Hong Kong on 15 June 2015.
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IMF Country paper-Italy: Selected Issues
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Northern Trust Monthly Funds Market Review: Irish Funds Industry Association rebrands
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Solactive launches Home Automation Index
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EBA issues advice on securitisation
July 7, 2015--Following the public hearing held on June 26, the EBA published the full text of its advice to the European Commission on a framework for qualifying securitisation.
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JPMorgan appears closer to launching ETFs in Europe
July 6, 2015--Analysts say US bank JPMorgan has taken "another step" towards rolling out its first exchange traded funds in Europe with the recent development of its indices offering.
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ESMA agrees to renewal of short-selling ban by Greek HCMC
July 6, 2015--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its official opinion agreeing to a renewal, for a period of seven days, of the emergency short selling prohibition originally imposed by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HMCM) under the Short Selling Regulation on Monday 29 June.
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EU's Moscovici sees financial transaction tax in place early 2017
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UPDATE 1-European bank shares dip after Greeks reject bailout terms
July 6, 2015--European bank shares fell almost 2 percent on Monday after Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors, throwing the future of its banks and its euro zone membership into doubt.
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Boutiques face existential threat as time runs out on MiFID II
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Bank of China lists first Euro-denominated bond on London Stock Exchange
July 6, 2015--€500 million bond issued by Bank of China in London
First Euro-denominated bond listed in London by Bank of China
Part of wider 'One Belt, One Road' bond issuance programme
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Solactive Index to capture Cubas Opening up-Underlying for Leonteq Certificate designed for Swiss and German market
July 6, 2015--Solactive AG has launched the Solactive Cuba Focused Caribbean Index, designed to follow North and South American companies likely to gain from the recent opening up of Cuba to the US.
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Lyxor had 'no choice' in closure of Greek ETF
July 5, 2015--Lyxor, the Paris-based asset manager, has spoken out for the first time about its decision to impose a block on investors withdrawing money from its Greek exchange traded fund.
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Greeks Reject Bailout Terms in Rebuff to European Leaders
July 5, 2015--Greeks delivered a shocking rebuff to Europe's leaders on Sunday, decisively rejecting a deal offered by the country's creditors in a historic vote that could redefine Greece's place in Europe and shake the Continent's financial stability.
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EBA publishes its seventh semi-annual report on risks and vulnerabilities of the EU banking sector
July 3, 2015--The EBA today published its regular risk assessment report. The report is based on December 2014 data and the final production date for this report was 12 June 2015.
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EBA supports the proposed amendments to the RTS specifying the derogations for currencies with constraints on the availability of liquid assets
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Launch of the Solactive FED Funds effective Rate Index-New Lyxor ETF offers European investors access to Federal Funds Rate
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BRIEF-Euronext announces strongest 6 month activity since 2011
July 3, 2015--Announces strongest six month trading and listing activity since 2011
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IMF-Greece: Preliminary Draft Debt Sustainability Analysis
July 2, 2015--July 2, 2015--Summary: At the last review in May 2014, Greece's public debt was assessed to be getting back on a path toward sustainability, though it remained highly vulnerable to shocks. By late summer 2014, with interest rates having declined further, it appeared that no further debt relief would have been needed under the November 2012 framework, if the program were to have been implemented as agreed.
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iShares MSCI EMU USD Hedged UCITS ETF launched on Xetra
ETF provides access to euro-zone equities with currency hedging against US dollar
July 2, 2015--A new iShares ETF from BlackRock's product offering has been tradable through Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Thursday.
Name: iShares MSCI EMU USD Hedged UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: IE00BWZN1T31
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Flow Traders: passive aggressive
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ESMA report proposes to include ETDs in EMIR's interoperability arrangements for CCPs
July 2, 2015--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today its final report on interoperability arrangements between EU-based clearing houses (CCPs) required under the European Markets Iinfrastructre Regulation (EMIR) and related Guidelines and Recommendations.
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Turnover at Deutsche Boerse's cash markets at 149.3 billion euros in June
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Turkey The Economic Outlook for 2015 Depends On the Resolution of the Political Uncertainty Following the June 7 Parliamentary Election
July 1, 2015--Political uncertainty continued after the parliamentary elections, creating some downside risks to the 2015 growth forecast of 3 percent according to the World Bank's Turkey Regular Economic Brief [i] (July)-issued today in Ankara.
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GDP deflators at market prices, and money GDP: June 2015 (Quarterly National Accounts)
July 1, 2015--A series for the GDP deflator in index form is produced by the Treasury from data provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
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The Credit Impact Of A Grexit
July 1, 2015--On June 29, 2015, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term rating on Greece to 'CCC-' from 'CCC' and assigned a negative outlook.
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CCB lists RMB-denominated ETF in Paris
China Construction Bank has launched an renminbi-denominated money market exchange traded fund on Euronext Paris.
July 1, 2015--Euronext said it is the first such RMB product listed on its markets.
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