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Day: October 5, 2020

Miami International Holdings Reports September 2020 Options Trading Results and New Daily and Monthly Records for MIAX Exchange Group

Press Release
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) today reported September 2020 options trading results for its three securities exchanges – MIAX®, MIAX PEARL® and MIAX Emerald™ (together, the MIAX Exchange Group™). The MIAX Exchange Group collectively executed over 86.7 million equity option contracts in September for a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 4,129,567 contracts, representing a total U.S. equity options market share of 13.71%. Trading Volume for MIAX Exchange Group, Current Month Year-to-Date Comparison Equity Options Contracts Sept-20 Sept-19 % Chg Aug-20 % Chg Sept-20 Sept-19 % Chg Trading Days 21 20 21 189 188 U.S. Equity Options Industry 632,751,329 360,693,463 75.4% 582,394,732 8.6% 5,046,519,012 3,285,...

Miami International Holdings Reports September 2020 Options Trading Results and New Daily and Monthly Records for MIAX Exchange Group

Press Release
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) today reported September 2020 options trading results for its three securities exchanges – MIAX®, MIAX PEARL® and MIAX Emerald™ (together, the MIAX Exchange Group™). The MIAX Exchange Group collectively executed over 86.7 million equity option contracts in September for a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 4,129,567 contracts, representing a total U.S. equity options market share of 13.71%. Trading Volume for MIAX Exchange Group, Current Month Year-to-Date Comparison Equity Options Contracts Sept-20 Sept-19 % Chg Aug-20 % Chg Sept-20 Sept-19 % Chg Trading Days 21 20 21 189 188 U.S. Equity Options Industry 632,751,329 360,693,463 75.4% 582,394,732 8.6% 5,046,519,012 3,285,89...

GAC Group Demonstrating its global competitiveness as it brings the latest technology to the Beijing Auto Show

Press Release
GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On September 26th, the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition kicked off as one of the few that had the go-ahead this year. At the event, GAC Group released a new generation of power technology “Mega Wave Power” and convertible coupe concept sports car “ENPULSE”, taking the spotlight amongst industry and consumers. A brand-new power technology: “Mega Wave Power “, leading the world in the engine thermal efficiency In Bejing, GAC Group showcased a new power technology: “Mega Wave Power”, creating a new generation of powertrain products with more power, more agile response and lower fuel consumption. After 12 years of R&D, the “Mega Wave Power” has pioneered a com...

Oman Air flights to three Indian cities are set to return on 8th October

General
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will start flights to India on 8th October with 2 flights per week connecting Muscat with Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi. Flights to and from Delhi will depart and arrive in each city on Mondays and Wednesdays. Flights to and from Mumbai will connect on Sundays and Thursdays. Flights connecting Muscat and Kochi will depart and arrive in each city on Sundays and Thursdays. These schedules are valid from 8 October to 24 October, 2020. Guests are encouraged to visit omanair.com, the airline's Call Centre and offices or travel agents for additional information about these flights and related travel requirements. Oman Air will maintain its comprehensive safety program throughout all elements of the travel journey to ensure that guests f...

Islamic State Families to Be Cleared from al-Hol Camp

General
WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of Syrians, many connected to the Islamic State terror group, could soon be free under a plan to start clearing out the overcrowded al-Hol displaced persons camp in northeast Syria. Officials with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council, the political arm of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria (AANES) have for months been clamoring for help to care for the women and children who packed al-Hol and similar camps following the collapse IS’ self-declared caliphate in Syria in March 2019. Now, they say the situation in al-Hol, in particular, is no longer sustainable. "We aim to release all Syrians held in Hol – first, all those from North and East Syria,” Arin Sheikhmous, an official wit...

GCC Secretary General Receives Bahraini Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Politics
Riyadh, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf received here today Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Hamoud bin Abdullah Al Khalifa. Sheikh Hamoud bin Abdullah Al Khalifa offered condolences on the death of late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. GCC Secretary General expressed his thanks and appreciation for the sincere feelings of Sheikh Hamoud bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

GCC Secretary General Receives Omani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

General
Riyadh, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf received here today Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr. Ahmed bin Hilal Al-Busaidi. Dr. Ahmed bin Hilal Al-Busaidi offered condolences on the death of late Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. GCC Secretary General expressed his thanks and appreciation for the sincere feelings of Dr. Ahmed bin Hilal Al-Busaidi.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

King Abdulaziz Port Looks Towards A New Future as a Leading Mega Container Hub With Saudi Global Ports

General
Riyadh, With effect from 1st October 2020, Saudi Global Ports Company (“SGP”) assumed the management of both First and Second Container Terminals in King Abdulaziz Port Dammam (“KAPD”), making SGP the sole container terminal operator of the port. The successful handover of First Container Terminal from Saudi Ports Authority (“Mawani”) to SGP was achieved in less than 6 months following the signing of the 30-year Build, Operate and Transfer (“BOT”) agreement between Mawani and SGP on 13 April 2020. Minister of Transport and Chairman of Mawani, Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, mentioned that he was grateful to the wise leadership and support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH Crown Prince towards the transport and logistics sector, that have enabled the implementation of impor...

G20 Interfaith Forum to Stream Virtually from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 13 to 17, 2020

General
Riyadh, The G20 Interfaith Forum, a leading organization focused on bringing faith and policy together, today announced plans, participants and highlights for its seventh annual G20 Interfaith Forum to be streamed virtually from Riyadh with leaders from across the globe on Oct. 13 to 17, 2020. More than 500 leaders and representatives from several of the world’s major religions and global policy institutions will participate and address crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, disaster risk reduction, hate speech and racism. In addition to attracting leaders from most major world religions, denominations and interreligious organizations, the G20 Interfaith Forum will include representatives from the United Nations, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Organizati...

Health Ministry: Active Cases Decrease to less than 10,000

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 379 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 336,766 cases, including 9,813 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 938 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. It added that 23 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 4,898. Meanwhile, as many as 570 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 322,055. On the other hand, 47,129 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour.   Source: Saudi Press Agency