Moscow Exchange turnover increases 23% YoY in August
Turnover across all Moscow Exchange markets increased 23% YoY in August to RUB 38,966 bln.
Equities and bonds
Turnover in stocks, RDRs, and investment fund units totalled RUB 592 bln (August 2012: RUB 806 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 27 bln.
Total turnover in corporate bonds and OFZs came to RUB 903 bln (August 2012: RUB 915 bln). The bonds market"s average daily turnover was RUB 41 bln.
A total of 26 new bond issues (including OFZs) with a combined value of RUB 180 bln were placed during the month.
Derivatives market turnover was RUB 3,539 bln (August 2012: RUB 4,414 bln) or 81.9 mln contracts. The derivatives market"s average daily turnover was RUB 161 bln. Open interest increased 14% YoY to RUB 433 bln at the end of August.
Futures turnover was RUB 3,272 bln (August 2012: RUB 4,114 bln), while options turnover was RUB 266 bln (August 2012: RUB 302 bln).
FX market turnover in August was RUB 14,886 bln (August 2012: RUB 10,853 bln), including spot trades of RUB 4,621 bln (31% of the total) and swap trades of RUB 10,265 bln (69%). The swap trading volume reached a record in August.
The FX market"s average daily turnover was RUB 677 bln.
The addition of FX trading to leading retail brokers" product lines increased the client base significantly, from 6,800 at the start of the month to 40,900 by the end.
The volume of repo trades with the Central Counterparty (CCP) reached a record RUB 367 bln. This service, which allows participants to trade without bilateral limits, was introduced on 5 February 2013, and now has more than 120 active participants.
The volume of trades on the money market was RUB 18,867 bln (August 2012: RUB 13,466 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 858 bln.
More detailed market statistics are available on Moscow Exchange's website.
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About Moscow Exchange
OJSC Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS ("MOEX") operates Russia"s largest public trading markets for equity, bond, derivative, foreign exchange and money market products, as well as Russia"s Central Securities Depository (CSD) and the country"s largest clearing service provider, National Clearing Centre. At the end of 2012, it ranked among the world"s top-20 exchanges for equity trading by market capitalization and among the top-10 for bond trading by trading volume and for exchange-traded derivatives by number of contracts traded. Moscow Exchange has 703 issuers listed on its securities exchange, including many of Russia"s largest companies.
Moscow Exchange was formed in December 2011 as a result of a merger between Russia"s two main exchange groups. The merger brought together MICEX Group, the oldest domestic exchange and operator of the leading securities, foreign exchange and money market platform in Russia, and the RTS Group, at the time the operator of Russia"s leading derivatives market. This combination created a vertically integrated public trading market across most major asset classes. Following the merger the company became an open joint stock company (OJSC) and was named Moscow Exchange. Moscow Exchange completed an initial public offering of its shares on 15 February 2013.
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