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  • IPE To Launch Electricity Futures On 2 October, 2000

    Date 25/05/2000

    The IPE will launch its Electricity futures contract on 2 October, creating the UK's first integrated utilities market. The contract will be traded on the IPE's electronic trading system (ETS II), which has a reputation for reliability, providing consistent 100% availability during trading hours.

  • Exchange To Increase Margins On Electricity Futures

    Date 25/05/2000

    The New York Mercantile Exchange will raise the margins on California/Oregon border and PaloVerde electricity and on the July and August 2000 contracts for Cinergy, Entergy, and Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Maryland (PJM) electricity as of the close of business today. Margins on California/Oregon border and Palo Verde electricity futures will be increased to $2,000 from $1,500 for clearing members; to $2,200 from $1,650 for members; and to $2,700 from $2,025 for customers. Margins for the Cinergy, E

  • E-mini Equity Index Contracts Break 100,000, 50,000 Marks - Volume In E-mini S&P 500 And E-mini Nasdaq 100 Futures Soars

    Date 25/05/2000

    Continued volatility in the U.S. stock market and uncertainty over future interest rate hikes helped fuel significant new trading volume records yesterday in the popular E-mini S&P 500 and E-mini Nasdaq 100 Index futures contracts traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

  • EEX Links Up Participants To Systems For Electricity Trading

    Date 25/05/2000

    In preparation for the launch of an integrated spot and derivatives market for electricity, EEX, the European Energy Exchange, is now in the process of technically linking up the first participants to its trading systems. A total of 22 market participants from Belgium, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland are already preparing for the launch of the spot market in August.

  • Cyprus Stock Exchange Developments in April 2000

    Date 25/05/2000

    During April there was a slight decrease not only in the General Price Index but also in the value of the shares traded compared to March. The last trading day of the month saw the General Price Index at 549.51 points. The index high during April was 559.26 points.

  • SEC Approves Trade And Quote Halt Authority In OTCBB Securities

    Date 24/05/2000

    The National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®) today announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved its proposal to allow The Nasdaq Stock Market® to halt trading and quotations in OTC Bulletin Board® (OTCBB) securities under certain circumstances. The new rule - which will afford investors better protection - will be implemented on June 26, 2000.

  • Postponement Of The Commencement Of Saxess Release 2.0

    Date 24/05/2000

    Due to the introduction of Telia on the Swedish stock exchange on 13 June 2000 the OM Stockholm Exchange has requested postponement of the commencement of Saxess release 2.0 which was scheduled for implementation on that very same day.

  • Oslo Stock Exchange Board Imposes Violation Charge On First Securities

    Date 24/05/2000

    The Stock Exchange Board has imposed a violation charge of NOK 100,000 on First Securities ASA. The member firm has on repeated occasions been in breach of section 8.1.3 (first paragraph) of the Trading Rules by its late reporting of deals negotiated outside of trading hours.

  • Osaka Mercantile Exchange RSS3 Futures And Rubber Index Futures Weekly Report

    Date 24/05/2000

    On May 15, OME RSS3 futures opened unchanged from the previous week's close with the current and distant months at 67.30 yen and 80.30 yen respectively as players stayed on the sidelines in the absence of market-moving factors.

  • Osaka Mercantile Exchange New Base Metals To Be Launched

    Date 24/05/2000

    With regard to the selection of the new base metals to be launched: OME plans to launch new futures contracts of base metals in addition to its existing aluminium futures contract. It was in March 2000 that Kansai Bureau of International Trade and Industry made a proposal, in its report, for establishing the markets for metals including copper, lead, zinc and nickel in Kansai, Japan. Upon the receipt of this proposal, OME established "Conference for Establishing Metal Markets" consisting of well