TSX Group Inc. Expands Fixed Income Index Business in Australia



    Forms Alliance in Australia for PC Bond Analytics

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - TSX Group Inc. announced today the expansion of
its PC-Bond fixed income business.
    PC Bond has partnered with Bond Index Systems Pty Ltd. of Melbourne to
include Australian fixed income data (including Australia's first multi-dealer
fixed income index) in the PC-Bond analytics platform which will be
distributed by Bond Index Systems in Australia. AFMA Services Pty Ltd. will
provide the Australian fixed income data, including multi-dealer blended
prices and indices. PC Bond will provide its analytics software platform
including its related business methodologies and database model. The data set
in the PC-Bond analytics platform will now include both Canadian and
Australian fixed income data.
    TSX Group CEO Richard Nesbitt said this alliance fits well with TSX
Group's strategy. "Our stated intention is to diversify beyond Canada and
beyond equities into various asset classes, including fixed income data and
indices. This initiative will allow the Australian market to benefit from the
same successful model deployed in Canada."
    PC-Bond publishes indices to measure the performance of the Canadian
fixed income market with data back to 1947. The PC-Bond indices are the most
widely used fixed income performance benchmarks in Canada. The best known of
these indices is the Universe Bond Index, which tracks the broad Canadian bond
market. In addition to the Universe, PC-Bond publishes a variety of
sub-indices for different term and credit sectors, as well as indices for
tracking other segments of the market, including High Yield, Euro, Maples,
Yankee bonds, inflation-indexed Real Return Bonds, T-Bills, and residential
and commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities.

    For more information on PC-Bond, contact: John McLean, Director, PC-Bond
Index Team, TSX Group Inc., (416) 947 4336

    About TSX Group Inc. (TSX-X)
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    TSX Group operates Canada's two national stock exchanges, Toronto Stock
Exchange serving the senior equity market and TSX Venture Exchange serving the
public venture equity market, Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North
American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity
contracts and Shorcan Brokers Limited, the country's first fixed income
inter-dealer broker. TSX Group also owns The Equicom Group Inc., a leading
provider of investor relations and related corporate communication services in
Canada. TSX Group is headquartered in Toronto and maintains offices in
Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.





For further information:

For further information: Steve Kee, Director, Media & Marketing, TSX
Group Inc., Toronto Office, (416) 947-4682, Toll Free 1-888-873-8392, Cellular
(416) 358-3714, Vancouver Office (604) 602-6902, Calgary Office (403)
218-2892, steve.kee@tsx.com; Sylvin Gauthier, Information Coordinator,
Montreal Office (514) 788-2414, sylvin.gauthier@tsx.com

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