NYSE Euronext said trading activity on its derivatives and stock exchanges fell more than 17 percent in January, compared to a year ago. But volume was up from December.

Volume on its options and futures markets was down 17.3 percent worldwide, at 7.5 million contracts a day in January. Equity options in the United States were down 4.1 percent – but European derivatives fell 31.3%, from a year ago.

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