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  • 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,, 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.

  • Canada's top 100 pension funds

    Date 14/04/1999

    Canada's top 100 pension funds earned an average 9% return on investment for the year ended Dec. 31, 1998. That according to the 20th annual Top 100 Pension Funds report, as published in the April, 1999 issue of BENEFITS CANADA. This is the first time the country's leading funds have reported an average single-digit return on investment since 1994. "It was a challenging year for the country's top 100 pension funds," says BENEFITS CANADA managing editor Kevin Press. "The good news is they were up

  • Annual Election of Johannesburg Stock Exchange Committee -1999/2000

    Date 14/04/1999

    The annual election of the Committee has taken place. The following stockbroking members will serve on the Committee until the next annual election: H J Borkum, M F Fergusson, J G Greener, N D Lowenthal, B H Pulford, G Rothschild, L B van der Merwe, C G France. As there were sufficient nominations to fill all the vacancies, the remaining two vacancies will be filled by the Committee co-opting eligible members who are willing to serve. Mr Lowenthal has been re-elected Chairman and Mr Rothschild,

  • First Remote Member to begin trading on SWX

    Date 11/04/1999

    On Friday, April 9 1999, Hull Trading GmbH, Frankfurt, began its activities on the Swiss Exchange SWX. Hull Trading is the first member from outside Switzerland or Liechtenstein to take an active part in the fully integrated electronic dealing platform of the Swiss Exchange SWX. The formal admission of Hull Trading to Swiss Exchange SWX membership took place in November 1998.

  • Salter New Media and The Toronto Stock Exchange Announce Broadcasting of Quarterly Earnings Calls on the Internet

    Date 10/04/1999

    Salter New Media and the Toronto Stock Exchange have announced a program to broadcast quarterly earnings conference calls of TSE-listed companies over the Internet. This service,, will record and broadcast conference calls, previously available only to analysts, institutional investors and select members of the media.