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  • 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.

  • LIFFE Announces Preliminary Results for 1998

    Date 22/03/1999

    The Board of the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) has approved the audited results for the year ended 31 December 1998. Brian Williamson, LIFFE's Chairman said, "LIFFE made a pre tax profit, before exceptional items, of GBP17m. Having made provisions of GBP81m, before tax, for the transition from an essentially floor-based open outcry market to a screen-based trading environment, the Exchange has made a loss, before tax, of GBP64m and a loss for the financial y

  • JSE Achieves All Time High Value Trades

    Date 22/03/1999

    The Johannesburg Stock Exchange recorded an all time high for daily turnover of ZAR2,933,980,000 on March 18, 1999. The previous high of ZAR2,776,317,924 was on June 18, 1997.

  • Ides of March Cause for Celebration at the IPE

    Date 22/03/1999

    The announcement of output cuts by OPEC last week led to three dramatic days of trading at the IPE. On Wednesday 10 March, a new record was set of 154,594 lots. This record was broken on Thursday 11 March, with a volume of 157,381 lots and again on Friday March 12, with a volume of 170,320 lots.