DME: Dubai Mercantile Exchange Strategic Partnership

CME Group Strategic Partnership with Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME)

CME Group has a strategic partnership with the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME), the Middle East’s premier commodities Exchange. The partnership is based on CME Group’s partner exchange program, in which DME member trades are matched on CME Globex and submitted for clearing through CME ClearPort under an independent exchange, and on a shareholder agreement with Dubai Holdings and the Oman Investment Fund. The partnership is committed to the:

  • Extension of clearing services in Europe for non-US entities
  • Establishment of additional energy futures benchmarks for the region
  • Training of the region’s next generation of derivatives traders

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About Dubai Mercantile Exchange
The Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited is the Middle East’s premier energy-focused commodities exchange. It was launched in 2007 as a joint venture with Tatweer (a subsidiary of Dubai Holding) and the Oman Investment Fund. DME is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and all trades executed on the exchange are cleared by NYMEX (a member of CME Group) which is regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a Recognized Body by the DFSA. The DME is recognized by over 20 international regulatory bodies across Europe and Asia. The exchange:

  • Has brought fair and transparent price discovery and efficient risk management to the East of Suez region
  • Played a critical role in bridging the time-zone trading gap between European and Asian trading markets
  • Is home to the benchmark DME Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract

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DME Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract
Introduced with the launch of DME, the DME Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract (OQD) is the world’s third crude oil benchmark. It is the explicit and sole benchmark for Oman and Dubai crude oil Official Selling Prices (OSPs), the historically established markers for Middle Eastern crude oil exports to Asia.
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Dubai Mercantile Exchange 
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