News File

Extension of Trading Hours from 5 November 1996

Oct 16, 1996

The Tokyo International Financial Futures Exchange (TIFFE) has announced that to provide clients and members with increased convenience and to meet their needs of hedge and arbitrage transactions, it will change its trading hours from Tuesday 5 November 1996.

The end of morning session will change from 12:00 to 11:30, and the start of afternoon session will be earlier from 13:30 to 12:30. Consequently, trading hours of all contracts listed on TIFFE, including Euroyen futures and its options, are extended by half an hour, and the afternoon session starts at the same time as the opening of afternoon session of JGB futures and its options listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

New trading hours of TIFFE will be as follows, morning session: 9:00 - 11:30, afternoon session: 12:30 - 15:30, and evening session: 16:00 - 18:00.