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  • NYSE Elects 12 to Board of Directors

    Date 04/06/1999

    The New York Stock Exchange membership at its annual meeting on June 3 elected five new directors and re-elected seven current directors to the Exchange's board of directors. The new directors take office immediately and will serve two-year terms on the board, which consists of 12 public members, 12 industry members and two NYSE officers. The new public representative directors are Mel Karmazin, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corporation and H. Carl McCall, comptroller of the St

  • Australian Stock Exchange Ltd ("ASX") and Sydney Futures Exchange Ltd ("SFE") Merger Proposal

    Date 04/06/1999

    The Australian Stock Exchange Limited (ASX) today (June 3) noted the statement to the market by Computershare Limited (CPU) and the Sydney Futures Exchange Limited (SFE). ASX reaffirmed its commitment to the proposal to merge with the Sydney Futures Exchange. The Chairman of ASX, Mr Maurice Newman and Managing Director, Mr Richard Humphry, continue with their direct consultations with SFE members to explain the detail of the ASX merger proposal. They have been greatly encouraged by the response

  • Swedish bonds and bond futures get go-ahead in the US

    Date 03/06/1999

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given US approval for Swedish government bonds, bond futures and bond options. This means that US investors will be able to trade Swedish Government bonds and bond futures without restrictions. Since its launch of a bond futures market in September last year, OM, the exchange operator and supplier of trading technology, has offered trading in a 2-year and 10-year Swedish government bond future. Trading has developed well since market launch wi

  • LIFFE Trades £188bn Per Day In May 1999

    Date 03/06/1999

    The nominal value of contracts traded on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) averaged £188 billion daily during May 1999. Hugh Freedberg, LIFFE's Chief Executive, said "May saw open interest in LIFFE's Three Month Euribor contracts continue to grow for the fifth consecutive month, with an 8% increase over April. LIFFE's share of exchange-traded euro products increased to 90%. LIFFE's Long Gilt - traded on LIFFE CONNECT™ since 12 April 1999 - has gone from stre

  • French Derivatives Open Interest Up in a Traditionally Calm Month

    Date 03/06/1999

    A total 14,064,242 contracts changed hands on French derivatives markets Matif and Monep in May (21 trading days), a decline of 19.8% on April. Open interest on Monep rose 10% on April. Trade in index and equity options fell back, with volumes down 20.4% on April to 13,278,822 lots. The only rise came for long-term equity options with post-dividend expiration dates, where the number of lots traded rose nearly 60% to 798,305 lots.

  • Euro Likely to Test Dollar Parity Level According to CME Roundtable Participants

    Date 03/06/1999

    The euro is likely to touch or break the parity level with the U.S. dollar before it rebounds later this year, a panel of economic analysts predicted on Thursday June 3, during a media roundtable on the euro sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). The euro - the new currency of 11 nations participating in European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) - has lost approximately 13 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar since its debut at the start of the year mainly because of sluggi

  • CME Board Recommends Moving Deutsche Mark Futures To GLOBEX®2 System.

    Date 03/06/1999

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Board of Directors has approved a plan to shift the CME's Deutsche Mark futures contract from the trading floor to its GLOBEX2 electronic trading system during regular trading hours. The switch would take place no later than August 3, subject to member and regulatory approval.

  • Chicago Merc Responds To CFTC Order On Foreign Terminals

    Date 03/06/1999

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) responded to the Order issued today by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in regard to the placement of trading terminals in the United States by foreign boards of trade. The CME said it continues to be optimistic that the CFTC will first ensure that the competitive playing field is absolutely level before admitting any foreign exchanges to the United States. The Commission's June 2 Order expresses a commitment "to address the comparative regula

  • CBOT's May Volume At 24,541,588 Contracts, Up 25.4% From April

    Date 03/06/1999

    The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) announced today trading volume of 24,541,598 contracts for May 1999, up 25.4% from April 1999 and up 11.2% from May 1998. Volume for the first five months of 1999 was 113,461,056. May Highlights Included: CBOT volume reached more than one million contracts per day on 15 of the 20 trading days in May; CBOT average daily volume: 1,227,079 contracts; Project A® monthly total: 892,444, up 4.3% from April 1999 and up 10.2% from May 1998; Project A average daily vo

  • CBOT Implements A Flat-Fee For Price Data To Reflect Customer Needs And Industry Changes

    Date 03/06/1999

    The Chicago Board of Trade, home of the world's benchmark prices on the 30 Year Treasury bond and agricultural commodities, announced today a new flat-fee price structure for its real-time market data to make it more accessible for customers worldwide. The new price structure eliminates the $50 location fee, $10 device fee, and the datafeed surcharge for customers and combines the CBOT and MidAmerica Commodity Exchange (MidAm) data into one flat monthly price of $30 per screen to access the dat