From the July 01, 2011 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

New For Traders: Commodities

Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) launched trading of gold futures and will start trading silver futures in July. A CNY-denominated gold futures contract also will be launched in the autumn to take advantage of growing investor demand for the Chinese currency.

The London Metal Exchange (LME) and Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX) will begin trading lead and steel futures on the Singapore bourse in the third quarter

Eurex announced that it will launch its new access point in Hong Kong in June. This will be the second Eurex access point in Asia.

IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) announced that ICE Clear Europe cleared its first freight forward agreement (FFA).

ICE announced the launch of 48 new cleared OTC energy contracts for North American power, North American natural gas and global refined petroleum products.

CME signed an MOU with Ukrainian Futures Exchange, Government of Ukraine and National Bank of Ukraine to jointly develop the financial and derivatives market in Ukraine for grain and non-agricultural products. The possibility of using the CME Globex electronic trading will also be explored.

CME Group announced it began publishing volatility indexes for CBOT Corn and Soybeans on June 6.

CME Clearing announced that it added two new over-the-counter diesel and two biodiesel contracts for clearing as the company expands its European product offerings.

CME Group announced the launch of trading and clearing services for four new cash-settled fertilizer swap futures for trade date July 11.

ICE Futures Europe started publishing weekly Commitments of Traders (COT) reports for its global benchmark ICE Brent Crude and ICE Gasoil futures contracts.

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