Moscow Exchange October Trading Volumes
Turnover on Moscow Exchange totalled RUB 40,472 bln.
Equities and bonds
Turnover in stocks, RDRs, and investment fund units totalled RUB 874 bln (October 2012: RUB 765 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 38 bln.
Total turnover in corporate bonds and OFZs came to RUB 1,064 bln (October 2012: RUB 1,300 bln). The bonds market"s average daily turnover was RUB 46 bln.
A total of 59 new bond issues (including OFZs) with a combined value of RUB 409 bln were placed during the month.
Derivatives market turnover was RUB 3,754 bln (October 2012: RUB 4,774 bln) or 82.4 mln contracts (October 2012: 100.2 mln contracts), of which RUB 3,389 bln were futures and RUB 365 bln were options. Open interest increased 6.5% YoY to RUB 476 bln at the end of October.
October saw increased activity in options on RTS Index, Brent, and EUR/RUB futures. Open interest in RTS options was RUB215.4 bln on 9 October, a record since December 2007. Open interest on Brent options was RUB 374 bln on 26 October, a 50% (RUB 249.5 bln) increase over the previous record set in May 2011.
FX market turnover in October was RUB 13,818 bln (October 2012: RUB 10,951 bln), including spot trades of RUB 4,584 bln (33% of the total) and swap trades of RUB 9,235 bln (67%).
The FX market"s average daily turnover was RUB 601 bln.
28 October saw a record volume of CNY trades, which totalled CNY 69.7 mln (RUB 364.5 mln).
The volume of repo transactions with the Central Counterparty (CCP) was RUB 734 bln. Average daily turnover was a record RUB 32 bln in October.
4 October saw a record repo volume with the CCP of RUB 37 bln. Repo activity with the CCP is increasing steadily. There are around 160 participants.
Money market turnover in October totalled RUB 20,529 bln (versus RUB 17,817 bln in October 2012). The average daily turnover was RUB 893 bln.
Moscow Exchange launched centralised clearing of OTC derivatives. This new service allows banks and licensed dealer companies to clear OTC derivatives (interest rate, FX, and cross-currency swaps) via the National Clearing Center, which is a qualified central counterparty. This reduces bank"s reserve requirements for operations and increases profitability due to more efficient liquidity management. Participants had made six deals totaling RUB1.4 bln as of 31 October.
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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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