Moscow Exchange trading volumes in February 2015
Moscow Exchange announces trading volumes for February 2015. The Equities Market and Derivatives Market posting strong growth, with volumes increasing 34.6% and 25.7% YoY respectively. The Money Market and FX Market also posted strong growth.
Equity & Bond Market
Secondary market turnover in stocks, RDRs, and investment fund units increased 34.6% YoY to RUB 931.3 bln (February 2014: RUB 691.9 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 49.0 bln (February 2014: RUB 34.6 bln).
Secondary corporate, regional, and sovereign bond turnover was RUB 558.5 bln (February 2014: RUB 868.2 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 29.4 bln (February 2014: RUB 43.4 bln).
A total of 14 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 110.0 bln were placed in February.
Derivatives Market volumes rose 25.7% YoY to RUB 6.6 trln (February 2014: RUB 5.3 trln), or 116.9 mln contracts (February 2014: 117.0 mln contracts), of which 114.1 mln contracts were futures and 2.8 mln contracts were options.
Open interest at the end of the month was RUB 619.8 bln (February 2014: RUB 659.8 bln).
FX Market turnover increased 10.8% YoY to RUB 19.6 trln (February 2014: RUB 17.7 trln), including spot trades of RUB 7.8 trln and swap trades of RUB 11.8 trln.
The FX Market's average daily turnover was RUB 1,030.7 bln (USD 15.9 bln) compared to RUB 883.7 bln in February 2014.
Money Market turnover totalled RUB 17.7 trln (February 2014: RUB 14.5 trln). The average daily turnover was RUB 930.3 bln (February 2014: RUB 727.3 bln).
The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 3.2 trln (February 2014: RUB 1.4 trln), with the average daily turnover increasing by 150% YoY to RUB 168.7 bln.
The Exchange offered Eurobonds for repo transactions with the CCP for the first time in December 2014. The share of Eurobonds in the total volume of repo transactions with the CCP has reached 21% in February,
or RUB 683.6 bln.
Precious Metals Market
Trading in precious metals increased 450% YoY to RUB 4.0 bln. Turnover was RUB 4.0 bln (1.6 t) for gold and RUB 6.3 mln (187 kg) for silver. Fifty-one organisations participated in the Precious Metals Market – 42 banks and nine investment companies. Moscow Exchange launched its Precious Metals Market at the end of 2013.
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