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  • Rowland Fleming leaves Toronto Stock Exchange

    Date 19/04/1999

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted Rowland Fleming's decision to leave the TSE to pursue other interests. His resignation is effective immediately. The TSE appreciates the work he has done in furthering the Blueprint for Success strategic direction and the realignment of Canadian stock exchanges. Both of these initiatives are now well advanced and the Exchange is confident that they will be successfully concluded.

  • NYMEX Chairman Urges Administration to Act on Electricity Legislation

    Date 15/04/1999

    New York Mercantile Exchange Chairman Daniel Rappaport, at a press conference held at the White House to announce the Administrations proposed electricity deregulation legislation urged Congress and the Administration to work together to introduce 'competition and choice' to the national electricity market. Mr. Rappaport commended the Administration for its efforts and said that the Exchange looks forward to working with both Congress and the Administration in bringing the benefits of free mark

  • Deutsche Börse Clearing Shows First Quarter Increases in Volume

    Date 15/04/1999

    The quarterly statistics of Deutsche Börse Clearing show further increases for the first three months of 1999. A total of 17.5 million domestic transactions were settled during this period, 53 percent higher than the number recorded in the first quarter of 1998. Securities transactions settled with a total cash clearing equivalent of EUR3.3 trillion accounted for 16.1 million of the transaction entries. A substantial increase was also reported in collective safe custody at Deutsche Börse Clearin

  • CBOT to Implement Six Percent Coupon in Treasury Complex On April 23, 1999

    Date 15/04/1999

    Following through on its commitment to respond to customers and provide the world's most effective risk management markets, the Chicago Board of Trade announced today that it will implement the six percent coupon in Treasury bonds and notes during the April 23, 1999 trading session. The 6% coupon will begin trading on Project A's overnight session on April 22, 1999 at 18:00.

  • Matif and Monep Derivatives trading up 20% to 16 million contracts in March

    Date 14/04/1999

    A total of 16,405,368 contracts changed hands on French derivatives markets Matif and Monep in March. With 405,216 Euribor futures traded in March, Matif was again Europe's second busiest market in the three-month segment. Gross open interest at the end of the month topped 260,000 lots. Sustained business pace reflected in particular the presence of four market-makers prepared to respond to requests for quotes at all times and guaranteeing market depth of at least 500 lots over three ticks for

  • LIFFE Reduces Size Of Board And Implements Corporate Restructuring

    Date 14/04/1999

    Proposals to reduce the size of the Board of the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) received overwhelming support from the Exchange's shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting held on April 14. The current number of Board members is 22 (comprising the Executive Chairman, 17 elected directors, two independent non-executive directors and two executive directors). The number of directors elected by shareholders will now be reduced from 17 to 10 reducing the

  • Euro trading on the OM Stockholm Exchange started Monday April 12

    Date 14/04/1999

    The OM Stockholm Exchange initiated euro trading on Monday April 12 when parallel trading in StoraEnso got underway, denominated in euro and Swedish krona. Electrolux stands next in line for parallel trading, with euro and krona-denominated trading beginning on 7 June.

  • CME's E-Mini S&P 500 Futures Sets New Daily Volume Record

    Date 14/04/1999

    Trading volume in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's E- mini S&P 500 futures set another record on April 12 with 47,024 trades having been executed on the exchange's GLOBEX®2 electronic trading system during today's session.

  • Chicago Board Of Trade Launches Y2K Section Of Web Site

    Date 14/04/1999

    The Chicago Board of Trade announced today that it added a new section to its corporate web site, www.cbot.com, created solely to provide Y2K-related exchange information. CBOT President & CEO Thomas R. Donovan said, "In meeting our mission to eliminate business interruptions and prepare our exchange for the Year 2000 and beyond, it is critical that we communicate our goals, decisions and accomplishments to the market community. Easily accessible and constantly updated information is key to t

  • CBOT Announces Strong Volume For Serial Options

    Date 14/04/1999

    The Chicago Board of Trade announced today that more market users are customizing their agricultural risk management with short-term hedging tools called serial options launched by the CBOT one year ago. Serial options are short-term, low-cost contracts which trade for 30 days and expire in months which do not have a regular option contract available. The CBOT developed serial options in response to suggestions by customers worldwide.