14 Feb '11, 12pm

LME-SGX mini futures for metals kick off on Tuesday #lme #sgx #copper #aluminium #zinc

The London Metal Exchange and Singapore Exchange (LME-SGX) mini futures contracts for aluminium, copper and zinc will begin trading on the SGX derivatives market on Tuesday. Denominated in US dollars, the LME-SGX Metal Futures will be traded and cleared on the SGX. Each contract will represent five metric tonnes of metal, compared with the benchmark 25-tonne contracts traded in London. The LME-SGX metal futures replicate the specifications of the LME's reduced-sized contracts known as LME-minis. They will be cash-settled based on the LME official cash settlement price and will trade in two sessions, from 8am to 3.20pm and from 4pm to 2am local time. The SGX is also consulting the public on the proposed introduction of new metal futures contracts; lead, tin and steel billets. The launch comes amid talk that Chinese authorities will increase the lot size for metals contracts...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Business/EDC110214-0000385/LME...

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