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World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Holds 51st General Assembly & Annual Meeting in Johannesburg

October 12, 2012

Leaders from more than 60 of the world's foremost exchanges gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week for the 51st General Assembly and Annual Meeting of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the association of regulated stock, futures, and options exchanges. WFE develops and promotes high regulatory standards in markets to assure their transparency, fairness, and certainty of execution.

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WFE Reaffirms Support of Regulatory Action in Global Derivatives Market Following Publication of New Study

September 26, 2012

Leaders from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) have re-emphasized their support of regulatory action in the global derivatives market on the occasion of the publication of a new study commissioned by the WFE to examine the state of over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded derivatives. The report describes how regulatory reform is resulting in significant shifts in product selection across the global risk transfer market.

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The World Federation of Exchanges Publishes First Half 2012 Market Highlights

July 24, 2012

The total market capitalization of WFE exchanges increased by 5.3% in the first half of 2012 while global trading volumes continued their decline. The rise in market capitalization was mainly attributed to markets in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions, according to figures released today by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

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World Federation of Exchanges Assemble Exchange and Clearinghouse Leaders in London to Discuss the Current Derivatives Landscape

12 April, 2012

Global leaders of derivatives exchanges and clearing houses will assemble 16-17 April for the 29th IOMA Conference, the annual derivatives conference hosted by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), to focus on the commercial and technological developments impacting derivatives markets.The conference also introduces the full annual IOMA survey on derivatives market statistics. The preliminary findings released on March 1, highlighted that in 2011 25 billion derivative contracts were traded on exchanges worldwide - an increase from the 22 billion traded in 2010. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of derivative contracts traded on exchange has more than doubled. While last year's growth rate (+12%) remains high, it is lower than the one observed in 2010 (+25%).

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The World Federation of Exchanges Publishes 2011 Market Highlights

January 19, 2012

Equity volumes in 2011 remained stable despite a fall in market capitalization, while derivatives, bonds, ETFs, and securitized derivatives continued to grow strongly, according to figures  released today by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

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