News Release

CBOT Receives Approval from Monetary Authority of Singapore

Mon Oct 31 2005




CBOT Receives Approval from Monetary Authority of Singapore

CHICAGO, IL, October 31, 2005 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) announced today that the Exchange received regulatory approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to be a Recognized Market Operator in Singapore. Becoming a Recognized Market Operator allows the CBOT to offer professional investors based in Singapore access to the Exchange’s markets through its premier electronic trading platform, e-cbot, powered by LIFFE CONNECT®.

CBOT President and CEO Bernard Dan said, “This is a significant milestone for the Exchange and is expected to make an important contribution to our expansion efforts in the Asian-Pacific Rim market.  One of our missions is to deliver innovative products that meet the demand for liquid risk management tools in Asia. We are pleased to add Singapore to the list of 14 countries that allow direct electronic access to the CBOT’s highly liquid markets.”

The CBOT expects to establish a new point of presence (POP) in Singapore, which is anticipated to be operational in mid-November that will enable customers located throughout Asia to locally connect directly to the CBOT’s markets.  In addition to Singapore, customers in Germany, Belgium, Finland, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom also have electronic access to all CBOT products traded on its markets.

About the CBOT

As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity, and commodity futures and options-on-futures products. Building on its 157-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise. Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide. For more information visit our web site at

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