|OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Declined 10% in March while Securities Lending Volume Rose 18%-continued|
|April 2, 2012--OCC announced that cleared contract volume reached 379,763,970 contracts in March, representing a 10 percent decrease from the March 2011 volume of 421,466,054 contracts.|
|OCC ended the first quarter with total volume reaching 1,068,689,268 contracts, exceeding 1 billion contracts in the first quarter for the second time in history.
Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 376,246,042 contracts in March, a 10 percent decrease from March 2011. Average daily options trading volume in March was 17,102,093 contracts, 6 percent lower than the 18,138,634 contracts in March of last year. Year-to-date options trading volume is down 8 percent from 2011 with 1,061,109,209 contracts.
Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 3,517,928 contracts in March, down 18 percent from 2011. Equity futures came in at 688,098 contracts this month, up 44 percent from 2011. Index and other futures reached 2,829,735 contracts, down 25 percent from 2011. OCC is averaging 122,259 cleared futures contracts per day in 2012.
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|UK government to issue the world's first non-Chinese sovereign offshore renminbi bond.|
|September 12, 2014--The government announced today (12 September), as part of the conclusion of the Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) with China, that it intends to issue the world's first non-Chinese sovereign offshore renminbi bond and the proceeds will be used to finance the UK government's reserves of foreign currency.|
|Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee|
|September 11, 2014--The Basel Committee today published the results of its latest Basel III monitoring exercise. The study is based on the rigorous reporting process set up by the Committee to periodically review the implications of the Basel III standards for banks.|
|OTC Derivatives Regulators Issue Report to the G20|
|September 10, 2014--The Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Regulators Group (ODRG),which is made up of authorities with responsibility for the regulation of OTC derivatives markets in Australia,Brazil,the European Union,Hong Kong,Japan,Ontario,Quebec,Singapore,Switzerland,and the United States,issued a report today that provides an update to the G20 on further progress in resolving OTC derivatives cross-border implementation issues and identifies a cross-border issue that may call for legislative change.|
|IOSCO updates survey on commodity derivatives markets supervisory principles|
|September 9, 2014--The International Organization of Securities Commissions today issued the Update to Survey on the Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives Markets, which updates its 2012 review of the implementation of IOSCO's principles for commodity derivatives markets.|
|Climate Finance Is Flowing, but It Isn't Enough-Yet|
|September 5, 2014--STORY HIGHLIGHTS
About US$359 billion a year has been flowing to and within countries to support low-carbon development and clean energy projects that can lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to the effects of climate change.
|WEF-Global Growth at Risk from Slow Reform Progress|
|The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 finds insufficient progress in adopting and implementing structural reforms necessary for long-term economic growth|
Switzerland remains on top of the reportís Global Competitiveness Index rankings; the US and Japan move up in the rankings for a second year in a row
Innovation, talent development and institutional strength continue to play a defining role in determining world's most competitive economies
September 3, 2014--The health of the global economy is at risk, despite years of bold monetary policy,
|Average daily volume of 7.0 million contracts at Eurex Group in August|
|August 1, 2014--In August 2014, the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 7.0 million contracts (August 2013: 6.6 million). Of those, 4.8 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (August 2013: 4.5 million), and 2.2 million contracts (August 2013: 2.1 million) were traded at the U.S.-based International Securities Exchange (ISE).|
|World Water Week Seeks Solutions to Water and Energy Challenges|
|August 29, 2014--Story Highlights|
Water is needed in almost all energy generation processes. At the same time, the water sector needs energy to extract, treat and transport water.
These inextricable connections between water and energy-and how best to manage them for the benefit of the poor-will be the focus of this yearís World Water Week.