07.01.2009 - CME reports sharp dropoff in December futures trading
From WSJ: CME Group Inc., which owns three major U.S. futures exchanges, reported a 22% fall in average daily trading activity in December, leaving the world's largest operator of derivatives exchanges with its lowest annual increase since 1999. Reduced activity in its core complex of interest-rate products left the Chicago-based company, which owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange, with year-on-year declines in four of the last 12 months..... Full Article: Source