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CME, LME compete to provide alternative to London silver fix
By Clara Denina
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Major metal exchanges have emerged as contenders in developing an alternative to the London silver price benchmark, or "fix," after the century-old system for setting the globally recognised price is disbanded in August.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the London Metal Exchange (LME) both said on Thursday they were working with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and the precious metals industry to find an electronic-based solution.
"We are working closely with the precious metals industry and the LBMA to reduce market disruption by helping to find a robust transaction-based way to set the daily spot price, so the markets can continue to work efficiently and seamlessly," Harriet Hunnable, CME managing director of metals products, said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the LME said it had received numerous requests from industrial and financial players to provide a new solution. ...
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