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2012-09-24 10:22:57

CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, released the following letter to its clients today: Dear Valued CME Group Customers and Market Participants: Many ClearPort energy customers have asked whether they can continue to use CME ClearPort after October 12, 2012, in the customary manner. First, it is important to note that energy transactions submitted to CME ClearPort are exempt from any new compliance obligations...

2012-09-14 06:23:03

JACKSON, Ohio, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Precious Metals, LLC (OPM) is delighted to announce that effective Tuesday, September 4, 2012, the Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX) added the "OPM" brand of gold and silver to its "Official List of Approved Brands" as deliverable against the Exchange's Gold and Silver futures contracts respectively. The notification was communicated as a Market Regulation Advisory, which also provides the basis for notification to the Commodity Futures...

2012-09-12 10:23:46

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group's Center for Innovation (CFI) today announced that Jimmy Wales is the 2012 CME Group Fred Arditti Innovation Award recipient. Wales is the founder of Wikipedia and is a recognized leader in technology and free information. The award will be presented at the fifth annual Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida on Tuesday, November 13. "Meaningful information at one's fingertips is a vital tool in research," said Leo Melamed,...

2012-09-10 06:23:22

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of a broad suite of new natural gas and power markets. These new contracts will be listed as futures on CME Globex, the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) trading floor and CME ClearPort, and will be available for trading on CME Direct, a sophisticated platform offering side-by-side trading and straight-through processing and clearing of...

2012-09-07 06:21:27

CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the first trades of its U.S. Midwest Domestic Hot-Rolled Coil (HRC) Steel Index options equivalent to 20,000 short tons (1,000 contracts), which were cleared through CME ClearPort. The contract is listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX. Jeffries Bache and Macquarie Futures USA LLC provided clearing services for the transactions via CME ClearPort. A...

2012-09-05 02:27:18

CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that August 2012 volume averaged 10.3 million contracts per day, down 40 percent from an all-time record in August 2011 that was driven by extremely high market turbulence that month. Total volume for August 2012 was more than 237 million contracts, of which 86 percent was traded electronically. In August 2012, CME Group interest rate volume averaged 4.7 million...

2012-08-17 06:20:57

CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of U.S. Midwest #1 Busheling Ferrous Scrap (AMM) futures to begin trading on September 10, subject to relevant regulatory approvals. This contract will be the first ferrous scrap futures contract available to U.S. steel industry participants, and will be listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX. "Today, the global steel industry relies on...

2012-08-17 02:20:15

LONDON, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Clearing Europe, the London-based clearing house wholly-owned by CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it has extended the range of eligible collateral types to include gold bullion. The extension offers additional flexibility at a time when high quality collateral is at a premium and the clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives is increasing. CME Clearing Europe has followed the lead of CME...

2012-08-13 22:20:27

DUBAI, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) is this month celebrating its fifth anniversary. Since its launch in June 2007, DME has established itself as the premier international energy futures and commodities exchange in the Middle East, recording consistent year-on-year trading growth. The Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract (DME Oman), the Exchange's flagship contract, is now the most credible oil benchmark relevant to the Asian market. (Photo:...

2012-08-02 02:32:30

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that July 2012 volume averaged 10.4 million contracts per day, down 18 percent from July 2011. Total volume for July was more than 218 million contracts, of which 85 percent was traded electronically. In July 2012, CME Group interest rate volume averaged 3.9 million contracts per day, down 37 percent from July 2011. Treasury futures volume averaged 1.7 million...