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EEX/Eurex: First Trade in EUA Futures for the Third European Emissions Trading Period

Positive Development on the Derivatives Market for EUA Futures

(PresseBox) (Leipzig, Frankfurt/Main, ) On Friday, 16 July 2010, the first trade in EUA Futures for the Third European Trading Period was concluded on the market for emission rights operated by European Energy Exchange AG (EEX) and Eurex.

The volume traded comprised 25,000 EUA for delivery in the year 2013 and the trades were concluded between RWE and CEZ. Since 30 June of this year it has been possible for the EEX and Eurex trading participants to trade EUA futures for delivery in the years 2013 and 2014 in addition to the existing contracts.

Positive Development on the Derivatives Market for EUA Futures In June, the volume on the EEX Derivatives Market for CO2 emission allowances increased considerably as against the previous months. In total, 17,453,000 EUA were traded in June (June 2009 1.696.000 EUA) with derivatives trading on the secondary market accounting for 14,603,000 EUA. This positive trend has continued in July.

The measures taken by EEX and Eurex to strengthen emissions trading contribute to this positive development in trading turnover. For example, EEX has recently extended the trading hours for emission futures on the exchange and has lowered the transactions fees on the Derivatives Market for Emissions until the end of December.

EEX and Eurex offer their participants a platform for trading in EUA Futures, CER Futures and options on EUA Futures. Within the framework of this cooperation, which was launched in December 2007, Eurex participants can trade the CO2 derivatives products listed on EEX through their existing infrastructure and a simplified admission process.

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