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Limit

1. The maximum amount of price change a futures contract is allowed to undergo on a given trading day. Limits are mandated by the exchanges on which futures contracts trade, and exist in order to reduce volatility in the market. It is also called a trading limit.

2. The maximum number of transactions in commodities that an individual may make on an exchange on a given trading day. Limits are mandated either by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or by the exchanges on which commodity contracts trade. It is also called a trading limit.

3. See: Limit order.
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MEPs accept the terms of the Council's common position, according to which the PM10 concentration ceilings will have to be reduced to 40[micro]g/m3 on average each year without setting a deadline: there is therefore no change on this point in comparison with the current Directive 1999/30/EC, which sets limiting values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and monoxide, PM10 particles and lead in ambient air (in force since 1 January 2005).
Ten new participants (five men and five women, haphazardly chosen from the population of the Human Factors Research Institute) were exposed on the treadmill to a standard forward acceleration (1.00 m/[s.sup.2]) that was higher than the mean limiting value of the former participants.
CALL FOR NEW LIMITING VALUES"We need a new European legislation to face the new risks and make up for the shortcomings of the existing regulation," explained the rapporteur, Glennis Willmott (PES, United Kingdom).