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The Belgium Futures and Options Exchange was the derivatives exchange of Belgium. Belfox was founded as a cooperation between important player on the Belgian financial market. The Belfox market offered electronic trading and clearing facilities on deritives (futures and options). The underlying values were stocks of the major Belgian companies.
A new advanced trading system BTS was launched in 1998, intending to increase instrument and enhance speed flexibility. Jost Schmidt actes as CEO until Belfox merged with the Brussels stock exchange and CIK, forming BXS (Brussels eXchangeS). This merger took place in 2000, and BXS merged with French and Dutch stock exchange companies into Euronext. A new exchange under the NYSE Euronext banner was opened, consolidating other Euronext exchanges in November 2007. The new exchange is called formally NYSE EURONEXT - EURONEXT BRUSSELS - DERIVATIVES.
The code for the exchange is BEL20, with an ISIN BE0389555039. It comprises 20 stocks.
The Reuters Exchange mnemonic for Belfox is 'b'. It had an ISO MIC of XBFO.
The replacement exchange has an ISO MIC of XBRD.