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  • CME Lean Hog Futures Top 50,000 Open Interest

    Date 29/04/1999

    Open interest in lean hog futures traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) rose to record levels at the close of trading on April 28. The 51,844 open futures positions marked the first time open interest in lean hogs has surpassed the 50,000 mark.

  • CBOT, CME and BOTCC Announce May 28 Start Date For Cross-Margining And Common Banking

    Date 28/04/1999

    The Board of Trade Clearing Corporation (BOTCC), the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have set May 28 as the start date for the recently completed cross-margining and common banking agreements. The cross-margining agreement will provide for reductions of potentially millions of dollars in margin or performance bond requirements for clearing member firms trading correlated interest rate futures and options at both exchanges. The program will comprehensively

  • TASE to begin testing of new derivatives trading system

    Date 26/04/1999

    Preparations for computerized trading in derivatives, scheduled tobegin on October 17 1999, are well underway. Software programs for derivatives trading are now at the final stages of development, and TASE's Computers and Operations department will commence internal testing of the systems within the coming weeks. Installation of the new computer equipment has been completed and comprehensive system testing with all stock exchange members are planned for early June.

  • The NASD and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Terminate Merger Discussions

    Date 23/04/1999

    The National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®), and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) have announced that they have ended discussions concerning a possible combination. Under the proposed combination, the options business of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange would have been incorporated into the American Stock Exchange® (Amex ®) options market while the PHLX equities business would have continued as a separate market and subsidiary of the Amex.

  • Deutsche Börse and NYMEX Cooperate in Development of German Exchange

    Date 22/04/1999

    Deutsche Börse and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) have announced that they have signed a letter of intent to work together to set up a German energy exchange. In January, Deutsche Börse announced plans to provide the infrastructure for a German energy exchange by year end. NYMEX has been working with the German electricity industry since last year. Under the letter of intent, NYMEX, the world's largest energy exchange, will provide its expertise, primarily in the field of product dev

  • CME Expands Size of Lumber Contract

    Date 22/04/1999

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced that it has increased the size of the random length lumber futures contract beginning with the January 2000 contract expiration. The contract is currently sized at 80,000 board feet and will increase to 110,000 board feet due to the size and capacity of railcars used to ship lumber. Raising the unit will more closely align the futures contract specifications with common practices in the cash market. The deliverable unit would range from 105,000 boa

  • CBOT Board Of Directors Takes Action

    Date 22/04/1999

    Taking swift and decisive action, the Board of Directors of the Chicago Board of Trade today enacted several motions and resolutions designed to renew confidence in the leadership and policy-making structure of the exchange. The items enacted by the Board, including respective resolutions of support for CBOT President Thomas R. Donovan and the exchange's senior management team (both attached), give additional oversight responsibilities to the exchange's Executive Committee and Board of Directors

  • Rowland Fleming leaves Toronto Stock Exchange

    Date 19/04/1999

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted Rowland Fleming's decision to leave the TSE to pursue other interests. His resignation is effective immediately. The TSE appreciates the work he has done in furthering the Blueprint for Success strategic direction and the realignment of Canadian stock exchanges. Both of these initiatives are now well advanced and the Exchange is confident that they will be successfully concluded.

  • NYMEX Chairman Urges Administration to Act on Electricity Legislation

    Date 15/04/1999

    New York Mercantile Exchange Chairman Daniel Rappaport, at a press conference held at the White House to announce the Administrations proposed electricity deregulation legislation urged Congress and the Administration to work together to introduce 'competition and choice' to the national electricity market. Mr. Rappaport commended the Administration for its efforts and said that the Exchange looks forward to working with both Congress and the Administration in bringing the benefits of free mark

  • Deutsche Börse Clearing Shows First Quarter Increases in Volume

    Date 15/04/1999

    The quarterly statistics of Deutsche Börse Clearing show further increases for the first three months of 1999. A total of 17.5 million domestic transactions were settled during this period, 53 percent higher than the number recorded in the first quarter of 1998. Securities transactions settled with a total cash clearing equivalent of EUR3.3 trillion accounted for 16.1 million of the transaction entries. A substantial increase was also reported in collective safe custody at Deutsche Börse Clearin