ICE will consider cutting trading hours for soft commodities

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:32pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 (Reuters) - IntercontinentalExchange Inc will considering cutting trading hours for soft commodities, president and chief operating officer of ICE Futures U.S. Ben Jackson said on Friday.

The Atlanta-based exchange will put the proposal to reduce hours for sugar, coffee and cocoa contracts listed on Liffe and ICE Futures U.S. to a product committee that will be created once ICE has completed its acquisition of NYSE Euronext, he told delegates at the National Coffee Association USA conference.

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