Effective this Sunday, November 15, 2009, the market data for the Korea Exchange KOSPI 200 futures will be available for CME Globex customers via FIX/FAST on the Market Data Platform.
On Monday November 16, 2009, CME Group and Korea Exchange (KRX) will launch phase one of a multi-phase program designed to expand trading access to futures on the KOSPI 200 Index, the premier benchmark of the Korean equity market.
This initial soft launch is targeted at KRX clearing member firms and Korean customers, and for the first time will provide them with nighttime trading accessibility to the KOSPI 200 market, via KRX' USG front end system. Although CME Globex will serve as the host for nighttime orders routed through the USG front end, per current Korean regulations, participation via other CME Globex connections will not be available during this initial phase. KRX and CME Group continue to work closely with the Korean regulator on gaining the approvals necessary for direct market access in future phases of the program.
The launch of this first phase demonstrates our commitment to working with KRX to realize the full potential of this strategic partnership, where the overall aim is to fully internationalize the Korean markets. We are excited by the opportunities this multi-phase program creates overtime, both for our globally based customers and those of KRX.
If you would like more information on nighttime trading access to the KOSPI 200 market via the USG system, please visit the KRX website, where you can download a FAQ document with further detail. Please note: all KOSPI 200 market data is owned by the Korea Exchange. Please see the FAQ and contact KRX directly for licensing information.
Please contact Market Data Operations (MDO) at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions concerning this notice.
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