MATIF


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MATIFMarche A Terme International de France (Paris Futures Exchange)
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When used in the outer layer of polyethylene film applications, Ampacet says the Matif range will provide "outstanding matte properties", as well as an easy view of graphic details due to a very low light reflection and excellent contact transparency.
NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) has revealed its plans for Matif SA, saying the US exchange operator intended to make its French-based wheat futures market part of the European spin-off aimed at securing regulatory and political support for its USD8.2bn (EUR6.1bn) deal with IntercontinentalExchange Inc (NYSE:ICE).
SOFFEX CEO, Otto Nageli, notes that members must maintain different infrastructures to deal with diverse exchanges, and wants to do away with this from the users' standpoint.(14) Roger Barton of LIFFE expects more linkages between different exchanges simply because members want them.(15) Similarly, Les Hosking, CEO of the Sydney Futures Exchange, believes that futures exchanges will have common memberships out of necessity.(16) Christophe Commergnat of MATIF invites European exchanges to join a cooperative arrangement between DTB and MATIF.(17)
Ten-year futures for Government bonds (BTP) began to be traded on the newly established Italian Futures Market (MIF) in September 1992, about one year after such securities were introduced on the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) and the Marche a Terme International de France (MATIF).(23) The new market quickly attracted sizeable funds, without, however, reducing the scale of operations on the LIFFE and MATIF.(24) A medium-term futures contract for 3 1/2 to 5 year bonds was introduced in December 1992.
Turning to futures, subsidiary Fimat is a top trader on France's Financial Futures Market Matif and is present in all the world's major financial centres.
November Paris Matif rapeseed futures and Malaysian November palm oil slipped.
The January Matif Milling wheat contract had a solid bounce overnight and is up 2.25 Euros.
"UK wheat futures are still trading at a significant pounds 28/t or so discount to French matif futures, with our crop basically regarded as feed."
As a result, the markets for government securities and interbank deposits became more efficient with stronger links between the Bank of Italy's open-market operations, mainly affecting the short-term interbank market and longer-term interest rates.|17~ While gains in market efficiency allowed a lengthening of the average maturity of government issues, intermediation margins in the marketing of the public debt have remained large by international comparison.|18~ In September 1991, a futures market for Italian public bonds (fixed-rate treasury bonds, BTP) was opened in London (LIFFE) and Paris (MATIF).|19~
The November Paris Matif contract was up 0.25 Euros.
Two future exchanges, the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) and the marche a terme international de France (MATIF) set September starting dates for trading of their December 1991 contracts for intermediate Italian government bonds (Buoni del Tesoro Poliennali, or BTPs).
The November Matif Milling wheat contract is trading 0.25 Euros lower.