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soft

1. Dialect drizzly or rainy
2. (of a diet) consisting of easily digestible foods
3. Chem (of water) relatively free of mineral salts and therefore easily able to make soap lather
4. (of a drug such as cannabis) nonaddictive or only mildly addictive
5. (of a currency) in relatively little demand, esp because of a weak balance of payments situation
6. (of radiation, such as X-rays and ultraviolet radiation) having low energy and not capable of deep penetration of materials
7. Physics (of valves or tubes) only partially evacuated

soft

Flexible and changeable, as in "software," which can be reprogrammed for different results. The computer's soft nature is its greatest virtue; however, the reason it takes so long to get new systems developed in an enterprise has little to do with the concept. It is based on which software tools are used to create the systems and the skill level of the technical staff, compounded by the organization's bureaucracy.
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On Friday, 78% of NYBOT's soft commodity futures contracts were traded electronically on the ICE platform, compared to approximately 60% in April.
Henry Bonner, OpenLink's SVP of Corporate Development, added, "Many deeper physical requirements of the agricultural and soft commodity markets are not adequately addressed by the ETRM/CTRM software community and this is an area in which SMARTsoft excels.
Presents an all-encompassing examination on the application of risk management to the evolving global soft commodity markets with the latest and most in-depth analysis on all the issues relevant to the industry such as price risk, production risk, institutional risk and insurance.
successfully introduced side-by-side trading of its soft commodity contracts on February 2, 2007.
7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IntercontinentalExchange , the leading electronic energy marketplace and soft commodity exchange, announced that ICE Futures Europe posted a daily volume record and an open interest record in its benchmark gas oil futures contract on September 6.
With their help we hope to realize our vision of creating a neutral physical exchange and after-sale service platform that brings the power of the Internet to the soft commodity markets and becomes an integral part of the industry's electronic supply chain.
5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IntercontinentalExchange , the leading electronic energy marketplace and soft commodity exchange, today reported volume increases for the month of August 2007 in each of the company's three execution venues compared to last August.
Since 1995 we have been the market-leading provider of solutions to the energy sector and have since captured the metals markets and made significant inroads in the agricultural, lumber, and soft commodity verticals.
the leading electronic energy marketplace and soft commodity exchange, today announced management appointments for the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc.
29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IntercontinentalExchange , the leading electronic energy marketplace and soft commodity exchange, will announce third quarter 2007 financial results on Thursday, October 25, 2007.