US CFTC unveils new foreign market data pact

06/23/2008
The US Commodity Futures Trade Commission improved its access to data on US commodities traded on overseas exchanges as it amended terms under which ICE Futures Europe is permitted direct access to US customers, the CFTC’s top official told a joint hearing of two US Senate committees.The amended “no-action relief letter” will require ICE Futures Europe to adopt equivalent US position limits and accountability levels on its West Texas Intermediate crude oil contract, which is linked to the New York Mercantile Exchange crude oil contract, said CFTC Acting Chairman Walter L. Lukken.It also will require ICE Futures Europe to follow similar US hedge exemption requirements and...
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