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Trading in weather futures still on the cards for India

Sources in India have confirmed that exchanges and trading firms are still waiting on the Indian parliament to amend the Forward Contracts Regulation Act in order that new asset classes such as weather futures and index-linked weather contracts can be introduced to markets there. This is seen as essential for read the full article →

Hurricane futures for 2010 now available on Eurex

Eurex, the European derivatives exchange, has launched it's U.S. hurricane futures for 2010. The instruments are now available to trade for the whole of next year for the same three regions as 2009 (U.S. nationwide, Gulf Coast and Florida).  More details are available from Reuters.You can find the hurricane futures read the full article →

Box office receipt derivatives on the way?

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has put out a press release which asks for public comments on a proposal submitted by Media Derivatives, Inc. to allow them to set up a 'movie derivatives' exchange. Veriana Networks, a privately owned company, are applying to launch an exchange called Media Derivatives read the full article →

IFEX reduces minimum block trade amount

The Insurance Futures Exchange (IFEX) has reduced the block trade minimum for all types of contracts it handles. Back in July they reduced the minimum block trade amount to 25 on it's new North East and Eastern Seaboard contracts and now that minimum applies to all wind contracts available on read the full article →

Offshore wind a perfect match for alternative risk transfer

The offshore wind energy industry is growing rapidly. It's an environmentally friendly and sustainable form of energy production which is getting more focus as governments begin to support companies wanting to build offshore wind farms both financially and by allowing them access to areas of coastline which are perfect sites. read the full article →