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NYSE Liffe gains approval to offer direct access in Brazil


London – NYSE Liffe, the Europe-based derivatives business of NYSE Euronext (NYX), has received regulatory approval from Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission, the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), to offer direct electronic access to its London market with immediate effect.

The CVM’s decision to grant approval enables enables customers in Brazil to benefit from direct access to NYSE Liffe’s Short Term Interest Rate, Bond, Swapnote, Equity and Commodities Futures and Options. Alternatively, Brazilian firms can continue to make use of non-direct (intermediated) access for the execution of their NYSE Liffe business.

Garry Jones, Group Executive Vice President and Head of Global Derivatives, NYSE Euronext, said: “I would like to thank the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários for giving us its approval. In Brazil NYSE Liffe is best-known for commodities. Now that we have gained approval from the CVM, we are delighted to have the opportunity to promote our wider product range: the array of global currency interest rates and blue chip European equity derivatives that we offer, as well as the range of commodity contracts with which many investors are already familiar.”

Notes to Editors:

1. NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company’s exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext’s equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world’s second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit:

2. NYSE Liffe is the Europe-based derivatives business of NYSE Euronext. NYSE Liffe offers an unrivalled range of global futures and options products, which are made available to customers worldwide on its state-of-the-art trading platform, LIFFE CONNECT®. As the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading, NYSE Liffe’s trading on equities, interest rates, indices and commodities is over £1,800 billion every day, also making it the world’s second largest derivatives exchange, by value of transacted business.

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