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2014-07-30 08:26:59

- CME Group to Acquire Trayport and FENICS from GFI Group LONDON, CHICAGO and NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets, today announced that they have entered into definitive agreements to create value for their respective stockholders through a two-step transaction through which:...

2014-07-21 12:22:50

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you ever wonder why the price at your nearest gas station changes from day to day? With summer season in full swing, people across the U.S. are packing up their cars and taking off for vacations, contending with fluctuating fuel prices at gas pumps along the way. In fact, U.S. travelers just paid the highest Fourth of July weekend gas prices since 2008. But what goes into determining the price of gasoline? Who makes those decisions, and when...

2014-07-11 08:26:55

LONDON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, today released the following statement regarding the London Bullion Market Association's London Silver Price Market Consultation: "We are honoured to have been appointed by the OTC silver market participants and the London Bullion Markets Association to provide an electronic solution that will transform the London OTC silver spot price," said William Knottenbelt, Senior Managing Director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) for CME...

2014-07-10 08:25:04

CHICAGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairgoers and gamers across the country looking to understand the economics of agriculture and have fun doing it can now download Risk Ranch for free from both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The app - the first and most exciting agriculture-based game of its kind - is also playable online at www.cmegroup.com/4Hcarnival. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140709/125738 Logo -...

2014-06-23 12:34:12

CHICAGO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it has been selected by IDG's Computerworld as a 2014 Best Place to Work in Information Technology (IT) honoree, one of 100 top organizations that provides IT employees with a stimulating work environment as well as great benefits and compensation. This is the 10th year in a row that the company has been named to this list, and once again CME Group is the...

2014-06-13 16:20:47

CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached trading volume records for both its NYMEX Brent (BZ) crude oil futures and British pound (GBP/USD) futures contracts yesterday, June 12, 2014. Trading volume for NYMEX Brent reached 112,446, compared to August 12, 2013, the last record day, when volume reached 104,839 contracts. Trading volume for British pound futures reached 337,633 contracts,...

2014-06-03 12:41:30

Continued Partnership Aims to Educate Youth and Families Across the Midwest About Managing Risk in Agriculture CHEVY CHASE, Md. and CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and National 4-H Council are partnering for the second year to bring the Commodity Carnival, an interactive fair experience, to 120 state and county fairs in 11 states this summer. Building on its success last year educating more than 54,000...

2014-03-18 08:24:38

New product will provide global aluminum industry participants with a new North American benchmark for managing price risk NEW YORK and LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced today it will launch North American physically delivered Aluminum futures contracts to begin trading on May 5, 2014, pending all regulatory approvals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140123/AQ51408LOGO This new contract...

2014-03-13 08:30:30

Video Recalls Industry Firsts and Influence of O'Brien Family Values at Chicago Firm Heralded as Last Surviving Founding Member of CME BOCA RATON, Fla., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R.J. O'Brien & Associates (RJO), the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, yesterday kicked off its centennial celebration with an award from the FIA in honor of the Chicago-based firm's "100 years of excellence". The plaque was presented to RJO's...

2014-03-04 08:24:39

- Eurodollar futures average daily volume increased 21 percent and Eurodollar options increased 92 percent CHICAGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that February 2014 volume averaged 14.0 million contracts per day, up 2 percent compared with February 2013 - and up 8 percent from January 2014. Total volume for February 2014 was more than 266 million contracts, of which 86 percent was traded...


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