Connections

In the derivatives industry, key partnerships and connections connect you to the global marketplace. This section explores the ways organizations and other markets are working together to help the global economy advance.

Q&A With Winners of the 2013 Commodity Trading Challenge

Trading has its own collegiate tournament in March, and last week it crowned a champion. The CME Group Commodity Trading…

Why USDA Reports Matter to Ag Markets

  As crop reports go, this week’s 2013 USDA Prospective Plantings release is one of the big ones. It will…

What We’ve Learned About Speculation

  Speculation has been a point of contention throughout the history of commodity futures markets.  In that sense, the current…

Q&A with Christopher Fix, Dubai Mercantile Exchange CEO

The Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) finds itself located in an increasingly strategic trading hub, as crude oil trade between the…

How Markets Help Create Food Security

  When people talk about food security, what first comes to mind are usually things like people starving in developing…

Q&A with Chong Kim Seng, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives CEO

Since he became CEO of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad in December 2009, Chong Kim Seng has overseen a lot of…

Q&A With John Slayton, State Fair Auction Manager

Showing livestock at the state fair is a rite of passage for many young 4-H and FFA members. In the…

Q&A with Edemir Pinto, BM&FBOVESPA CEO

Brazil’s emergence on the world economic stage over the last decade has delivered increased investment and foreign trade to the…

What Does the German Election Mean for the Eurozone?

It only took Chancellor Angela Merkel and her campaign opponent Peer Steinbrueck 19 minutes to launch into disagreement over Germany’s…

What Happens After QE?

Attend a speech by any Federal Reserve official, and you will hear this question from the audience: When will the…

Bringing Asia’s Central Banks Together


CME Group hosted a two-day series of training sessions for central bankers from countries across Asia last week.  The success…

How Will Mexico’s Energy Reform Impact Its Growth?

Energy reform in Mexico is taking shape. The swiftness in which a presidential promise survived a Congressional vote and was…