no 85/13 Block Trade Facility postponed

SWEDEN


In Exchange and Clearing Information no 78/13 and no 81/13 NASDAQ OMX Commodities informed about the upcoming amendments to how trades executed outside the Electronic order book shall be reported to the Exchange/Clearinghouse. The launch date was set to December 2 2013.

NASDAQ OMX Commodities has decided to postpone the launch of the Block Trade Facility. A new launch date is being revised and will be communicated as soon as details are established. The implementation is expected in early 2014 but not earlier than February 2014. In the meantime existing rules regulating how trades executed outside the Electronic order book shall be reported to the Exchange/Clearinghouse apply.

 

For further information, please contact NASDAQ OMX Commodities:

Georg Aasen, Vice President NASDAQ OMX Commodities, phone +47 6752 8076

Mari Borgen, Director Products and Market, phone +47 6710 8515
 

Media contact:

Sara Aadnesen, Director Corporate Communications, phone +47 9060 0759, sara.aadnesen@nasdaqomx.com

 

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About NASDAQ OMX Commodities
NASDAQ OMX Commodities is the brand name for the NASDAQ OMX Group’s worldwide suite of commodity related products and services. The NASDAQ OMX Commodities offerings include power, natural gas and carbon emission markets and clearing services. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is a trademark of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe is the trade name of NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA which is authorized as a commodity derivatives exchange by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and supervised by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority. All trades with NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe are subject to clearing with NASDAQ OMX Clearing.  

NOS Clearing ASA is the leading clearing house for the freight market and a specialist clearing provider to the commodities markets. The company is wholly owned by the NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. The clearinghouse, which is situated in Oslo, has more than 300 members.  

NASDAQ OMX Clearing AB is authorized and supervised as a multi-asset clearinghouse by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden as well as authorized to conduct clearing operation in Norway by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.

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