On October 14, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission granted an exemption from certain foreign futures and options regulations to firms designated by the Tokyo Financial Exchange, Inc. The exemption was issued pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.10 and is based on substituted compliance with comparable regulatory and self-regulatory requirements of a foreign regulatory authority, consistent with conditions specified by the CFTC.

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