NEW YORK, May 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of QIWI plc. (Nasdaq:QIWI) commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on Friday, May 3, 2013. QIWI plc, now listed under the ticker symbol QIWI, is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and CIS.
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