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  • CFTC Approves NYMEX Aluminium Futures and Options

    Date 25/03/1999

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on March 24 approved the New York Mercantile Exchange's application to trade aluminium futures and options contracts.

  • Project A Trades for First Time Directly From Tokyo

    Date 24/03/1999

    Continuing its global expansion, the Chicago Board of Trade announced on March 23 that the first-ever trade from Tokyo on the exchange's electronic system, Project A, was executed last night (March 22) at 18:02 Chicago time, 09:02 Tuesday March 23 in Tokyo. The trade was made from CBOT member firm Morgan Stanley, the first firm to place a Project A workstation in Asia.

  • IPE Considers Its Future

    Date 24/03/1999

    The Board of Directors of the IPE on Tuesday March 23 reviewed the future of the Exchange. The IPE is currently in discussions with a number of large and well-respected companies involved in the European energy business, with a view to those companies offering to acquire a large stake in the Exchange. This could follow the conversion of the IPE into a company limited by shares. The IPE is also in discussions with NYMEX, the New York Mercantile Exchange, about a possible merger. The Board agreed

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

    Date 24/03/1999

    Trading volume in Chicago Mercantile Exchange's E-mini S&P 500 futures set another record today with over 46,300 trades having been executed on the exchange's GLOBEX®2 electronic trading system during March 23rd's session.

  • CBOT/MidAm Good Friday and Easter Sunday Trading Schedule.

    Date 24/03/1999

    The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange (MidAm) have established the following trading schedules in observance of the Good Friday and Easter Sunday holidays: Thursday, April 1: All CBOT/MidAm contracts will observe normal daytime trading schedules. CBOT Afternoon and Overnight Project A® trading will be open for Financial contracts only. Friday, April 2: CBOT Financial, Electricity, and Catastrophe Insurance contracts will open at their regular times (including

  • Statement by Brian Williamson - Chairman, LIFFE

    Date 22/03/1999

    Brian Williamson, LIFFE Chairman, made the following statement concerning the recent CFTC release at the Futures Industry Association Conference in Boca Raton: A year ago, here in Boca, the Chairperson of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) rightly judged that the financial markets were undergoing radical change. That electronic trading, in an open architecture environment, with worldwide distribution, was the shape of the future. And what is more, the CFTC was determined to do some

  • Russell 1000® Futures Index Contract on NYBOT Breaks 5,000 in Open Interest in First Week of Trading

    Date 22/03/1999

    After its first full week of trading, the newly launched Russell 1000 Index futures contract on the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) reached an open interest level of 5,057 at the end of trading on Friday, March 12, 1999. Futures volume to date stands at 13,014 contracts traded.

  • Paris Stock Exchange Trading Volume Dips From January's Record High

    Date 22/03/1999

    Trading volume on the Paris markets dipped slightly in February, to 4.12 million trades. The daily average was EUR2.29 million for February is below January's record figure of EUR2.62 billion, but is 37% higher than in February 1998 and 11% higher than 1998's daily average value. Year-to-date transaction volume for the months of January and February stood at 8.78 million trades, a 27% increase from 1998.

  • NYMEX Exchange Chairman Elected to Fourth Term

    Date 22/03/1999

    Daniel Rappaport was elected to a fourth two-year term as chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange, making him the longest currently sitting chairman of any futures exchange in the world.

  • Ljubljanska Stock Exchange February Turnover SIT22.8 Billion

    Date 22/03/1999

    Ljubljanska Stock Exchange's total turnover in February 1999 was SIT22.8 billion. This almost equalled January's turnover of SIT23.4 billion and has more than doubled February 1998's volume of SIT9.2 billion.