Moscow Exchange trading volumes in March 2015
Moscow Exchange announces trading volumes for March 2015. The Money Market and Derivatives Market saw the highest level of activity, with volumes increasing 25.0% and 21.3% YoY respectively.
Equity & Bond Market
Secondary market turnover in stocks, RDRs, and investment fund units was RUB 816.1 bln (March 2014: RUB 1,320.3 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 38.9 bln (March 2014: RUB 66.0 bln).
Secondary corporate, regional, and sovereign bond turnover was RUB 673.4 bln (March 2014: RUB 956.8 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 32.1 bln (March 2014: RUB 47.8 bln).
A total of 13 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 90.1 bln were placed in March.
Derivatives Market volumes rose 21.3% YoY to RUB 6.3 trln (March 2014: RUB 5.2 trln), or 121.9 mln contracts (March 2014: 131.0 mln contracts), of which 118.7 mln contracts were futures and 3.1 mln contracts were options.
Open interest at the end of the month was RUB 336.5 bln (March 2014: RUB 420.6 bln).
FX Market turnover was RUB 22.0 trln (March 2014: RUB 23.0 trln), including spot trades of RUB 7.5 trln and swap trades of RUB 14.4 trln.
The FX Market's average daily turnover was RUB 1,045.7 bln (USD 17.4 bln) compared to RUB 1,147.8 bln in March 2014.
Money Market turnover totalled RUB 19.6 trln (March 2014: RUB 15.7 trln). The average daily turnover was RUB 934.8 bln (March 2014: RUB 785.2 bln).
The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 4.3 trln (March 2014: RUB 1.4 trln).
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 reached 21% in March, or RUB 903.8 bln.
Precious Metals Market
Trading in precious metals was RUB 5.2 bln. Turnover was RUB 5.2 bln (2.3 t) for gold and RUB 4.0 mln (126 kg) for silver. Fifty-two companies participated in the Precious Metals Market – 43 banks and nine investment companies.
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