Deriv exchange volumes rise on news flow

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By GlobalCapital
04 May 2017

Volume figures released by major derivative exchanges for the month of April showed increased activity, with interest rate products continuing to drive trading activity.

The French presidential election, the announcement of a UK general election, continued geopolitical risks, expectations for a June increase in US interest rates, commodity markets falling and better than expected corporate earnings have provided plenty of headlines to attract traders and increase volumes on the major derivative exchanges.

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