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Miami International Holdings Reports September 2018 Trading Activity for MIAX Exchange Group

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. today reported the September 2018 trading activity for its two fully electronic options exchanges – MIAX Options® and MIAX PEARL™ (together, the MIAX Exchange Group™). The MIAX Exchange Group collectively executed over 30.7 million contracts in September 2018 for a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 1,617,423 contracts, representing a total U.S. equity options market share of 9.53%.

Detailed volume statistics are as follows:

Trading Volume for MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL,
Monthly Comparison
Year-to-Date Comparison
Total Options Contracts Sept 2018 Sept 2017 % Chg Aug 2018 % Chg Sept 2018 Sept 2017 % Chg
Trading Days 19 20 23 188 188
U.S. Equity Options Industry 322,566,988 282,159,560 14.3% 384,002,068 -16.0% 3,319,482,111 2,726,899,564 21.7%
MIAX Exchange Group 30,731,033 19,351,830 58.8% 37,642,941 -18.4% 301,748,757 172,269,352 75.2%
MIAX Options 14,591,474 13,819,054 5.6% 17,270,967 -15.5% 149,805,448 149,685,307 0.1%
MIAX PEARL 16,139,559 5,532,776 191.7% 20,371,974 -20.8% 151,943,309 22,584,045 572.8%
Options ADV Sept 2018 Sept 2017 % Chg Aug 2018 % Chg Sept 2018 Sept 2017 % Chg
U.S. Equity Options Industry 16,977,210 14,107,978 20.3% 16,695,742 1.7% 17,656,820 14,504,785 21.7%
MIAX Exchange Group 1,617,423 967,592 67.2% 1,636,650 -1.2% 1,605,047 916,326 75.2%
MIAX Options 767,972 690,953 11.1% 750,912 2.3% 796,837 796,198 0.1%
MIAX PEARL 849,450 276,639 207.1% 885,738 -4.1% 808,209 120,128 572.8%
Market Share Sept 2018 Sept 2017 % Chg Aug 2018 % Chg Sept 2018 Sept 2017 % Chg
MIAX Exchange Group 9.53% 6.86% 38.9% 9.80% -2.8% 9.09% 6.32% 43.9%
MIAX Options 4.52% 4.90% -7.6% 4.50% 0.6% 4.51% 5.49% -17.8%
MIAX PEARL 5.00% 1.96% 155.2% 5.31% -5.7% 4.58% 0.83% 452.7%

Other news and achievements include:

  • The MIAX Exchange Group
    • Ranked 15th in the world in contracts traded and/or cleared in the Futures Industry Association’s (FIA) half-year 2018 report on trading activity in the global exchange-traded derivatives market, after ranking 19th overall in FIA’s 2017 annual report. Among the top 40 derivatives markets, the MIAX Exchange Group ranked 1st in year-over-year growth.

For further information regarding the MIAX Exchange Group, please visit www.MIAXOptions.com or contact MIAX Trading Operations at TradingOperations@MIAXOptions.com.

Corporate Communications Contact: Dominique Prunetti-Miller
(609) 897-1465

About MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX Options) and MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL and together with MIAX Options, the MIAX Exchange Group), two fully electronic options trading exchanges.

MIAX Options currently lists and trades options on over 2,800 multi-listed classes. MIAX Options’ unparalleled system throughput is approximately 38 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX Options is approximately 17.56 microseconds for a full round trip. At the 99th and 99.9th percentiles, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 25.69 and 57.67 microseconds, respectively.

MIAX PEARL launched trading operations on February 6, 2017 and currently lists and trades options on over 2,800 multi-listed classes. The average latency for a single order on MIAX PEARL is approximately 24.42 microseconds for a round trip. At the 99th and 99.9th percentiles, the latency on MIAX PEARL is approximately 32.35 and 60.38 microseconds, respectively.

The MIAX Exchange Group has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges, and its trading platforms have been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with both traditional (MIAX Options) and maker-taker (MIAX PEARL) pricing structures. The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, New Jersey. The MIAX Exchange Group also maintains a Miami Operations Center in Miami, Florida, which contains the Miami Annual Meeting and Conference Center and the offices of MIAX Technologies and MIAX Global.

In addition to MIAX PEARL and MIAX Options, MIH is the parent holding company of Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies), MIAX Global, LLC (MIAX Global) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald). MIAX Technologies is MIH’s technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of the trading technology developed by the MIAX Exchange Group. MIAX Global focuses on merger, acquisition and joint venture activities of MIH. MIAX Global also provides technology and other services outside of North America, with its initial concentration being on Europe and Latin America. MIAX Emerald is MIH’s third options exchange and is expected to launch in Q1 2019, pending SEC approval.

Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities of MIH, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer; solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts of MIH, together with its subsidiaries, including MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL (collectively, the Company). Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the possible or assumed future results of operations of the Company; the competitive position of the Company; potential growth opportunities available to the Company; the expectation with respect to securities, options and future markets and general economic conditions; the effects of competition on the Company’s business; and the impact of future legislation and regulatory changes on the Company’s business. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.



Non-Zero Announces Listing on LATOKEN Exchange

LONDON, October 5, 2018/PRNewswire/ —

In less than a month, Non-Zero has secured two trading venues for its tokens

Non-Zero, the industry-changing pioneer which aims to revolutionise the relationships between brokers and their clients, continues to expand the opportunities for its customers. By adding the NZO token to the highly reputable LATOKEN exchange, the company delivers a strong message to its investors.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_qfwja4w8/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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Non-Zero is pioneering a brand new approach to align the interests of financial intermediaries and their clients. Today’s announcement reaffirms the firm’s commitment to a new type of relationship between brokerage companies and their customers.

Even before the conclusion of its token sale, the firm continues securing more options for the followers of the hottest ecosystem in the retail financial industry. Non-Zero is tackling a much discussed issue for ICO projects – the lack of exchanges where the tokens are listed. The NZO token will start trading on the LATOKEN Exchange after the conclusion of its token sale.

The LATOKEN Exchange will be offering two pairs which include Non-Zero’s token: NZO/ETH and NZO/BTC. As of September, the exchange has been close to the Top 50 crypto exchanges by trading volume, with its daily turnover surpassing $30 million. After brisk growth since its launch in July 2017, the company has solidified its presence in the crypto market with over 85,000 registered traders.

With a second trading venue confirming the listing of the Non-Zero token, brokerages and their clients have another option to choose from when purchasing their NZO tokens. The company’s efforts to secure even more options does not stop with CoinHub and LATOKEN. The team will continually work on diversifying the trading options for adopters of the Non-Zero platform.

The CEO of the leading pioneer for brokerage industry transformation, Non-Zero, Hadi Kabalan commented: “We appreciate our early supporters and especially love working with the LAToken team. Liquidity for NZO tokens is paramount for the efficient functioning of the platform, and we intend to create as supportive a structure as possible for adopting brokers and exchanges to drive the ecosystem.”

Non-Zero’s commitment to deliver multiple trading venue opportunities for its adopters, including both traders and brokers, is underlying the serious commitment of the company to the ongoing development of its product. With the token sale of the company live and its grand following surpassing many retail brokerage industry projects, the continuing interest on the side of financial industry participants is warranted.

About Non-Zero: Non-Zero (http://www.non-zero.io) is an Ethereum-based platform redefining the broker-client relationship in the retail financial markets industry. Non-Zero is advised by 180 Digital Assets (http://www.180digitalassets.com), part of the 180 Capital group (http://www.180cap.com ).

About LATOKEN: LATOKEN is a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens:

●   $30m+ daily turnover

●   More than 85,000 registered traders

●   180+ crypto pairs available for trading

Besides crypto trading, LATOKEN users can participate in selected Tokens Sales at pre-sale and crowdsale stages.

Source: Non-Zero

Honor Reveals New Best in Class Smartphone With Launch of Honor 8X

Honor 8X sets the highest standards in all-around flagship features at an unrivaled price

PARIS and MADRID, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  Honor, a leading smartphone e-brand, launched the latest and most powerful addition to its X-series line-up — Honor 8X on October 3. From 5X, 6X, 7X and now 8X, Honor X-series phones are always dedicated to providing the most value to savvy customers, with cutting-edge technology, features and style, but with an astoundingly accessible price. Honor 8X is a pivotal landmark in the series, extending the reputation of an exceptional value proposition that no flagship smartphone can match. In Honor 8X, customers get a top-end configuration of a 6.5-inch Notch FullView Display with a 91% screen-to-body-ratio and chip-on-film (COF) technology along with a comprehensive list of top features.

Honor 8X key highlights include:

  • AI dual camera with super night shot photography
  • New Kirin 710 chipsets (first ever in an Honor phone)
  • AI telecommunication
  • Elite battery performance
  • Eye-catching minimalist design
Honor 8X product KV

Aesthetic design in a slim, elegant body made possible by chip-on-film (COF)

Honor continues to push the envelope, endeavoring to offer the maximum flagship features possible for the budget minded consumer. Honor 8X uses a metal middle frame equipped with advanced COF technology and a patented antenna design, while also adopting a 2.5D double texture aurora glass body with a grating effect, providing an elegant and smooth look and feel. The smartphone comes in three striking color choices: blue, black and red.

Honor 8X three colors

Honor 8X is the first smartphone ever to come equipped with a new generation eye comfort mode certified by TUV Rheinland — a feature which can reduce blue light radiation emitted by the screen to prevent eye fatigue.

Powerful AI cameras, with breathtaking super night shooting

Honor 8X has dual-lens 20M + 2M rear and 16M front facing cameras. The cameras possess AI which recognizes 22 different categories and 500 scenarios in real-time. The AI technology optimizes camera settings and enhances photo quality based on what users are shooting.

Honor 8X AI dual camera

The new night shooting mode enabled by AI technology eliminates the blurring of photos when taking night shots under a maximum 6-second exposure, even with a shaky hand. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur photographer, with Honor 8X anyone can create impressive night shots. Altogether, it’s a smartphone that lets you easily take the best photos regardless of setting or lighting — so you can stay in the moment.

Honor 8X photo shoot

Superb performan ce driven by the latest chipset technology

The octa-core Kirin 710 chipsets deliver excellent performance in Honor 8X. Compared to the previous generation, the CPU single-core performance has increased by 75%. Honor 8X has a Mali G51 GPU, which is enhanced by revolutionary GPU turbo. The overall GPU performance is increased by 130% compared to the previous generation, providing exceptional experience to demanding gamers.

Honor 8X chipset Kirin 710

Honor 8X has 128GB ROM and supports an expandable microSD card up to 400GB. The smart user interface EMUI 8.2 not only keeps the system running smoothly, but also brings new features such as facial recognition under dim light and fun augmented reality (AR). Honor 8X features intelligent power saving technology and a 3750mAh battery, which can last for more than one day on a single charge.

AI telecommunication enhances connectivity and voice quality

Honor 8X deploys the latest in AI Communications to automatically recognize weak-signal or strong interference scenarios and adjust the signal and voice quality when you are using your phone. If a person is in a noisy environment, such as on the subway or in brisk wind, the smartphone will recognize the background noise and enable AI noise cancelation to improve voice quality and enable clearer conversations. AI Communications can also detect variations in signal strength, such as in an elevator, quickly restoring 4G connections to maximum speed right after you leave the lift — so you don’t miss anything.

Mr. George Zhao, President of Honor, said: “With the newly unveiled Honor 8X, Honor is setting out to hit new benchmarks in terms of balance between value, design and performance. Honor 8X doesn’t just meet the needs of our customers, it represents a stunning leap forward in smartphone technology, tearing down old conventions on what is possible, while keeping a strong focus on design aesthetics. Honor 8X is a beautiful embodiment of minimalism, an eye-catching exemplar of achievement and ingenuity that demands attention. It’s a trailblazer which demonstrates that flagship features do not require comprise.”

Pricing and Availability

The new Honor 8X is available from Wednesday, Oct. 3 in three countries including France, Italy and Spain. The Honor 8X will be available in more countries later this year.

Market Memory Price Availability
France 4GB + 64GB EUR249.90 Oct. 3, 2018
4GB + 128GB EUR299.90
Italy 4GB + 64GB EUR269.90
4GB + 128GB EUR299.90
Spain 4GB + 64GB EUR249.00
4GB + 128GB EUR299.00

About Honor

Honor is a leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group. In line with its slogan, “For the Brave”, the brand was created to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimized products that offer superior user experiences, inspire action, foster creativity and empower the young to achieve their dreams. In doing this, Honor has set itself apart by showcasing its own bravery to do things differently and to take the steps needed to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for its customers.

For more information, please visit Honor online at www.hihonor.com or follow us on:

Media contact:
Shawn Li, lixiao53@huawei.com

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Decreasing the Pace of Economic Growth in the UAE Must Not Diminish Optimism – Predicts Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o.

RIGA, Latvia, October 5, 2018/PRNewswire/ —Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o. has released a new forecasts of UAE economy. Analysing the indicators of the last 20 months, we can conclude that since August non-oil economy growth has slowed down. The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers’ index – a composite indicator designed to give an overview of operating conditions in the non-oil private sector economy – dropped to 55 in August, from 55,8 in July[1].

Despite slower growth, optimism among businesses in the UAE’s non-oil private sector accelerated to a record high. Optimism is encouraged by the reluctance of many companies to launch new products, implement innovative marketing efforts, and opportunities to participate in Expo 2020[2]. In general, the reduction was wee, and the fact that a large part of the companies has abandoned the reduction of the workforce, which, on the one hand, would help to save, is right, as companies have not lost their effectiveness. Most companies have acted exactly the opposite – they stimulated stagnant economic growth with new products, accordingly obtaining new orders as well, Rolands Petersons, member of the board of Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o. offers his thoughts on UAE economy.

Another point to be emphasized is that non-oil business operators in the UAE have shown that sometimes exactly the opposite action of the usual behaviour can improve the situation. In the area of ​​pricing policy, most private non-oil companies in the UAE, instead of raising pressure on prices, announced constant prices, furthermore, some companies reported about price reduction, which was related to advertising activities.

The rate of growth was marked overall and reflected stronger inflows of new business from neighbouring GCC countries, besides new export orders rose once again during August and September.

About Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o.:

Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o. is an international logistics company based in Poland since 2016. This company operates in Europe and also in many other major logistics centres in the world. The core business is a cargo brokerage, mainly marine cargo. Norman Logistics customers is significant EU companies which his production transport throughout marine cargo. And service providers are medium or large shipping companies. The mission of Norman Logistics is convenient logistics and one-point service for the same price, individual and best quality approach.

Author: Rolands Petersons, member of the board of Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o.

1. https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/uae-s-non-oil-economy-slows-in-august-amid-sluggish-employment-1.766681

2. https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/uae-s-non-oil-economy-slows-in-august-amid-sluggish-employment-1.766681

Source: Norman Logistics Sp.zo.o.