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CME Group Sets New Records in Euro FX and Russian Ruble Trading Volumes

Mon Sep 08 2008

CHICAGO and LONDON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange and the largest regulated marketplace for foreign exchange (FX) trading, established new FX volume records September 4 for its Euro FX and Russian Ruble currencies.

A record-breaking 423,521 Euro FX futures and options on futures contracts traded electronically yesterday representing a notional value of $76 billion. This surpassed the previous record of 419,827 contracts traded electronically set on August 8, 2008. CME Group also set a new record in its Russian Ruble futures with 7,033 contracts traded electronically, total volume of 7,181 contracts and a notional value of $701 million. These surpassed the previous Russian Ruble records of 5,666 traded electronically on August 8, 2008, a total record of 6,781 traded on June 6, 2007, and a notional value record of $657 million on June 6, 2007.

CME Group offers the largest regulated FX complex in the world, providing FX users with liquid, transparent markets, guaranteed execution and central counterparty clearing risk management on 41 individual FX futures and 31 options on futures products. Last year over 144 million FX contracts with a notional value of over $17.9 trillion traded at CME Group. For more information on CME Group FX products, visit

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