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NYMEX to Change Margins for Colombian Peso Futures Contract

Thu Aug 07 2008

New York, N.Y., August 7, 2008 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced margin changes for its Colombian Peso futures contact, effective at the close of business tomorrow.

Margins will decrease to $1,500 from $3,000 for clearing members, to $1,650 from $3,300 for members, and to $2,025 from $4,050 for customers.

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