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Release: 5140-05
For Release: November 28, 2005

CFTC Staff Allows Eurex Deutschland’s Futures Contract Based on the Dow Jones Italy Titans 30 Index to be Offered and Sold in the United States

Washington, D.C. - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC's) Office of General Counsel issued a no-action letter on November 23, 2005, permitting the offer and sale in the United States of Eurex Deutschland’s (Eurex’s) futures contract based on the Dow Jones Italy Titans 30 Index (DJIT 30)

The DJIT 30 is a broad-based, free-float market capitalization-weighted index maintained by Dow Jones Indexes, a part of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The DJIT 30 generally consists of the largest and most liquid 30 securities in the Dow Jones Global Index country-level index for Italy, the Dow Jones Italy Index, which consists of companies with a primary listing on the Italian Stock Exchange. Based on data supplied by Eurex, the total adjusted market capitalization of the DJIT 30 was approximately US$ 332.3 billion as of March 15, 2005.

  • For information on foreign exchange-traded security index futures contracts pending no-action approval with the CFTC's OGC, see the Foreign Instrument Approvals & Exemptions Backgrounder at www.cftc.gov/opa/backgrounder/opapart30.htm.

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