New US derivatives rules to boost tech firms' energy business

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Technology companies believe the new US regulations for derivatives will lead to increased demand for new software and systems from energy sector firms. Under the current draft of the legislation waiting to be formally signed into law, market participants will be required to report swaps to a registered swap data repository either up to 90 days of the effective date, or within a timeframe to be prescribed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), if longer than 90 days. The CFTC has