First half year volumes across the world's largest exchanges
reveal the industry to be on course for a bumper year in
Eurex and the Chicago futures exchanges set six month
volumes substantially higher than a year earlier - in Eurex's
case some 42% up on the first six months of 2002, at more than
half a billion contracts. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
traded 315m during the period, up 22% on the 259m traded last
year. Chicago Board of Trade saw a total of 210m by the end of
June, an increase of 38% on the 153m in 2002.
Record results across equity option and fixed-income
products contributed to Eurex's stellar performance, with a
monthly total of 102m for June. A total of 58m contracts were
traded in capital market products, with new records set in the
Bund and the Bobl futures, up 64% to 25.3m contracts and 77% to
15.6m respectively year-on-year.
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