CME's Russian Rouble Contract Manages Slow, But Steady Start

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CHICAGO--The Chicago Mercantile Exchange's (CME) new Russian rouble futures and options contracts are getting a tentative response from the market. The futures contract traded 340 contracts on day one, and in the first full week of trading, managed to maintain this level as a daily average. But officials are optimistic that trading will pick up, pointing to the exchange's successful Mexican peso contract, which launched three years ago, and is now among the exchange's top currency products.

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