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futures market,

a commodity exchange where contracts for the future delivery of grain, livestock, and precious metals are bought and sold. Speculation in futures serves to protect both the developers and the users of the commodities from unfavorable and unpredictable price fluctuations. The U.S. futures market now includes Treasury bills and government guaranteed mortgages, or Ginnie Maes, thereby allowing speculation on changes in future interest rates. See commodity marketcommodity market,
organized traders' exchange in which standardized, graded products are bought and sold. Worldwide, there are more than 20 major commodity exchanges and many smaller ones that trade commodities, ranging from grains and beans, coffee, tea, and cocoa, and cotton
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Neil Ge, CEO of DBS Bank (China) said: DBS is deeply honoured to be INE s first foreign bank partner to support the development of China s energy futures exchange market.
Swiss International Commodities and Futures Exchange covers some major market sectors such as foreign exchange, commodity, metals and energy, interest-rates, financials and indices and equity risk management ventures, and also includes the global sales and trading activities.
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The Shanghai Futures Exchange spent five billion yuan ( $821 million ) to set up the exchange, which will be able to operate regulated derivative markets for crude oil, natural gas and other petrochemicals, it will offer clearing, delivery, information distribution and technology services, added in a report.
With the launching of our newest forex trading functionalities to Swiss International Commodities and Futures Exchange electronic forex trading platform, we intend to comply with the needs of our global clients with hedge secondary foreign exchange disclosure created by trading in other asset classes.
Representative customers include each of the Big Four accounting firms, ABN AMRO, Allied Irish Bank, Bruce Power, CitiGroup, Echostar, HP, Lloyds TSB, PWC, Prudential, Sydney Futures Exchange, Tulane University, Tyson and Venetian Casinos.
Liu Nengyuan, President and CEO of Shanghai Futures Exchange said, This cooperation with Singapore Exchange will help the internationalisation of China's futures market and Shanghai Futures Exchange.
com)-- Along this plan, Swiss International Commodities and Futures Exchange has also been looking for at least two new European partners.
The new body will merge the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Futures Exchange, the Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Options Clearing House and the Hong Kong Futures Exchange Clearing Corp.
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Penson GHCO is a registered Futures Commission Merchant and clearing member at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, London International Financial Futures Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange, and International Petroleum Exchange.