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Attractions of equity index futures grow as volatility returns to markets

The use of equity index futures is growing as more fund managers look for greater transparency in exchange traded contracts that can deliver liquidity and cost benefits in volatile market conditions.

Eurozone disorder boosts use of euro-OAT futures product

Eurozone turmoil is not new. Since the introduction of the euro in 2000, the sovereign bond markets of the participating countries were more or less similar. But as tensions grew, so did the price discrepancies between individual member state bonds.