Losses on DAX futures stand, Eurex rules

Deutsche Boerse's Eurex has rejected requests to void some trades in a futures contract on the DAX index as it experienced an abnormal drop following the European Central Bank's announcement about its decision on interest rates. Some market participants said the decline was the result of a "fat finger" error. Deutsche Boerse said that was unlikely. "We rule that out because our systems have various safety measures to safeguard against that," an unidentified spokesman for the exchange operator said.

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