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Commodities derivatives growth driven by China, WFE says

March 07, 2013 - 19:58 GMT Location: New York

KEYWORDS: commodities , WFE , exchange traded derivatives , 2012

Commodities were the only asset class that saw a rise in the number of exchange-traded derivatives contracts last year, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

The growth was driven by mainland Chinese exchanges, the group found. Exchange-traded derivatives contracts in commodities rose by 19% last year, WFE said, with exchanges in China seeing a 34% increase and accounting for 41% of the global volumes. The sector fared...

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