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CME Group Announces Record NYMEX Brent (BZ) Volume Surpasses 200K

Wed Jan 14 2015

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached a trading volume record for its NYMEX Brent (BZ) crude oil futures contract on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Trading volume for NYMEX Brent reached 206,088, compared to January 9, 2015, the last record day when volume reached 191,961 contracts.

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This is the first time NYMEX Brent futures trading volume has surpassed 200,000 contracts in one day. Additionally, average daily volume for NYMEX Brent futures is at a record high of more than 152,000 for January-to-date compared to approximately 50,000 during the same period last year.

NYMEX Brent crude oil futures contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform, its trading facilities in New York and Chicago, and through its London-based CME Europe derivatives exchange.  CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

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