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Important Notification April Bank Holidays

Please view the tables below to see which instruments will be affected and how: Instrument 08/04 09/04 Norwegian Stocks Early closing 13:55 Closed Swedish Stocks Normal Hours Early closing 13:55 AUS200Cash Normal Hours Early closing 16:55 Instrument 10/04 13/04 14/04 COFFE-MAY20-JUL20 Closed Late opening 14:35 Normal...

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