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LME upgrades e-trading platform

04 November 2008  |  1495 views  |  0 Source: London Metal Exchange

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has today upgraded its electronic trading platform LMEselect.

The upgrade, which became effective from 01:00 London time this morning, will provide a more robust system that offers operational efficiencies.

The upgrade comes on the back of a record trading month for the Exchange overall and also LMEselect. Exchange volumes were up 44% in October compared to the corresponding period of 2007 with 11,218,308 lots traded. LMEselect also recorded an increase of 23% on its previous record month.

Commenting on this announcement, Martin Abbott, LME Chief Executive said: "The introduction of the upgraded LMEselect has gone smoothly and will provide a more robust system that offers operational efficiencies going forward. This comes at a time in the current exceptional trading environment when the LME is experiencing record volumes that require efficient and robust systems."

 

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