Future Technologies, Inc. subsidiary SE Global Equities Inc. Adds Brazil to Global Network and Launches New Online Trading Platform

Establishes Foothold in Latin America and Expands Reach of Network



OTCBB: FTUT



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Future Technologies, Inc

    HOPKINS, MN, April 17 /PRNewswire/ - Future Technologies, Inc.
 (OTCBB:FTUT) subsidiary SE Global Equities Inc., a provider of technology and
 financial resources for international investors, reports that a second online
 trading platform has been integrated into its international financial website,
 www.SEGlobal.com. In addition, the company is pleased to announce that the
 brokerage firm Corretora Souza Barros of Brazil has joined SE Global's growing
 alliance broker network.
 
     New Trading Platform
 
     SE Global's integration of a new trading platform into its global
 financial portal, www.SEGlobal.com, enables its members to take full advantage
 of the sophisticated online trading and information services and features of
 those brokers who are already a part of the SE Global alliance network and who
 have an established online trading capability on their websites.
     While SE Global's existing trading platform (Intertrade) addresses the
 specific needs of brokerage firms without an online trading presence or who
 require a way to receive and process international electronic orders, this new
 platform offers several distinct advantages to SE Global members. As well as
 providing SE Global members with access to the information in the local
 language of the brokerage firm, the new trading platform offers other
 advantages, including immediate access to a brokerage firm's existing suite of
 financial products (such as Options, Bonds, and Mutual Funds) and access to
 local research. An additional advantage to SE Global is the elimination of the
 costs associated with translating website content into multiple languages.
     "This new platform is intended to attract an internationally diverse
 range of users and to significantly reduce costs associated with integrating
 new brokers into SE Global's alliance network of brokerage firms," said Toby
 Chu, SE Global President & CEO. "We are also delighted with how this platform
 will enable SE Global users to rapidly access a more diverse and extensive
 range of financial products and services."
 
     Brazilian Brokerage Firm
 
     With the addition of Souza Barros to its alliance network of brokerage
 firms, SE Global has broadened its reach into 25 stock exchanges in 23
 countries spanning five continents. This newest alliance partner also expands
 SE Global's presence in Latin America to five countries, including Argentina,
 Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Mexico.
     In operation since 1928, Souza Barros has been one of Brazil's most
 aggressive brokers in offering an array of online investor services such as
 breaking news, daily market reports, advisor support, while also providing
 analyst reports and financials for 250 public companies. As one of the first
 brokerage firms to utilize SE Global's new trading platform, along with
 offering SE Global members access to the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, Souza
 Barros will also immediately be able to offer SE Global members access to its
 broad range of financial products including commodities, currency and bond
 trading.
 
     About SE Global Equities, Inc
 
     SE Global is a provider of technology and financial resources for
 international investors. SE Global provides direct access trading software and
 market data through a formal licensing and worldwide distribution agreement
 with Direct Access Financial Corporation. Through an agreement with Trade
 Direct USA Inc., SE Global Trade(TM) users are provided with trade execution
 and support services through Allen Douglas Direct Inc. and clearing services
 from Penson Financial Services Inc.
     Through SE Global's international financial website at www.SEGlobal.com,
 SE Global members are provided with access to its global alliance network of
 26 independent brokerage firms covering 25 stock exchanges spanning five
 continents. SE Global is not a securities dealer in its own right and has not
 sought such registration. All trade execution and support services are
 provided by the individual alliance broker in compliance with local regulatory
 requirements. Not all securities, products or services described are available
 in all countries, and nothing herein is an offer or solicitation of securities
 products and services in any jurisdiction where their offer or sale is not
 qualified or exempt from registration.
 
     For more information on SE Global visit its websites at
 www.SEGlobalTrade.com and www.SEGlobal.com.
 
     On Behalf of the Board of Directors
     of FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
 
     Toby Chu
 
     President & C.E.O.
 
 

SOURCE Future Technologies, Inc
    HOPKINS, MN, April 17 /PRNewswire/ - Future Technologies, Inc.
 (OTCBB:FTUT) subsidiary SE Global Equities Inc., a provider of technology and
 financial resources for international investors, reports that a second online
 trading platform has been integrated into its international financial website,
 www.SEGlobal.com. In addition, the company is pleased to announce that the
 brokerage firm Corretora Souza Barros of Brazil has joined SE Global's growing
 alliance broker network.
 
     New Trading Platform
 
     SE Global's integration of a new trading platform into its global
 financial portal, www.SEGlobal.com, enables its members to take full advantage
 of the sophisticated online trading and information services and features of
 those brokers who are already a part of the SE Global alliance network and who
 have an established online trading capability on their websites.
     While SE Global's existing trading platform (Intertrade) addresses the
 specific needs of brokerage firms without an online trading presence or who
 require a way to receive and process international electronic orders, this new
 platform offers several distinct advantages to SE Global members. As well as
 providing SE Global members with access to the information in the local
 language of the brokerage firm, the new trading platform offers other
 advantages, including immediate access to a brokerage firm's existing suite of
 financial products (such as Options, Bonds, and Mutual Funds) and access to
 local research. An additional advantage to SE Global is the elimination of the
 costs associated with translating website content into multiple languages.
     "This new platform is intended to attract an internationally diverse
 range of users and to significantly reduce costs associated with integrating
 new brokers into SE Global's alliance network of brokerage firms," said Toby
 Chu, SE Global President & CEO. "We are also delighted with how this platform
 will enable SE Global users to rapidly access a more diverse and extensive
 range of financial products and services."
 
     Brazilian Brokerage Firm
 
     With the addition of Souza Barros to its alliance network of brokerage
 firms, SE Global has broadened its reach into 25 stock exchanges in 23
 countries spanning five continents. This newest alliance partner also expands
 SE Global's presence in Latin America to five countries, including Argentina,
 Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Mexico.
     In operation since 1928, Souza Barros has been one of Brazil's most
 aggressive brokers in offering an array of online investor services such as
 breaking news, daily market reports, advisor support, while also providing
 analyst reports and financials for 250 public companies. As one of the first
 brokerage firms to utilize SE Global's new trading platform, along with
 offering SE Global members access to the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, Souza
 Barros will also immediately be able to offer SE Global members access to its
 broad range of financial products including commodities, currency and bond
 trading.
 
     About SE Global Equities, Inc
 
     SE Global is a provider of technology and financial resources for
 international investors. SE Global provides direct access trading software and
 market data through a formal licensing and worldwide distribution agreement
 with Direct Access Financial Corporation. Through an agreement with Trade
 Direct USA Inc., SE Global Trade(TM) users are provided with trade execution
 and support services through Allen Douglas Direct Inc. and clearing services
 from Penson Financial Services Inc.
     Through SE Global's international financial website at www.SEGlobal.com,
 SE Global members are provided with access to its global alliance network of
 26 independent brokerage firms covering 25 stock exchanges spanning five
 continents. SE Global is not a securities dealer in its own right and has not
 sought such registration. All trade execution and support services are
 provided by the individual alliance broker in compliance with local regulatory
 requirements. Not all securities, products or services described are available
 in all countries, and nothing herein is an offer or solicitation of securities
 products and services in any jurisdiction where their offer or sale is not
 qualified or exempt from registration.
 
     For more information on SE Global visit its websites at
 www.SEGlobalTrade.com and www.SEGlobal.com.
 
     On Behalf of the Board of Directors
     of FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
 
     Toby Chu
 
     President & C.E.O.
 
 SOURCE Future Technologies, Inc