This week's Commitments of Traders, cotton data delayed - CFTC


WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Key data from the U.S.Commodity Futures Trading Commission - the Commitments ofTraders and Cotton on Call reports - will not be published thisweek as scheduled, the agency said.

Employees of the U.S. derivatives industry watchdog returnedto work on Thursday after most were furloughed from Oct. 1 aspart of the partial federal government shutdown.

"The CFTC is performing the work necessary to resumepublishing these and other reports and will announce a revisedschedule once more information becomes available," the agencysaid.

The closely watched Commitments of Traders report shows theholdings of participants in various U.S. futures markets and areused by traders and analysts to infer potential market trends.

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