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NYMEX Europe Announces Reporting Requirements for New NYMEX Europe miNY Brent Crude Oil Futures Contract

Fri Feb 03 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y. & London, U.K., February 3, 2006 — NYMEX Europe Limited (NEL) today announced reporting levels for the new NYMEX Europe miNY Brent crude oil futures contract, that is scheduled to begin trading Monday, February 6.

Clearing members must identify customers to NEL that hold 350 contracts or more. If a trader holds a reportable level in any one month, then all the positions in that commodity whether above the reporting level or not, shall be deemed reportable positions

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