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Asia Pacific Market Outperforms Europe And The USA - FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index Falls 10.2 Per Cent In January 2010

Date 10/02/2010

Listed exchanges suffered a hard start to the year with 16 out of the 18 exchanges on the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index experiencing a fall in their share prices.

The Index*, which aims to reflect market sentiment and is a key indicator of exchanges performance, fell by 10.

Bolsa Mexicana de Valores SA, Mexico, and Hellenic Exchanges SA, Greece, are the only listed exchanges to experience an increase in share price, up 7.6 and 3.1 per cent respectively.

Commenting on the Index which closed at 21,183.41 on 29 January 2010, Herbie Skeete, Managing Director, Mondo Visione and also Co-founder of the Index said:

"Exchanges got off to a frosty start in January with only Bolsa Mexicana and Hellenic Exchanges escaping the carnage that beset the sector in January".

Asia-Pacific based exchanges, including Australia Securities Exchange, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing and New Zealand Exchange, performed better than their US and European counterparts.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index best performer by capital returns in US dollars was Bolsa Mexicana de Valores SA with a 7.6 per cent increase in share price from 31 December 2009 to 29 January 2010.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index worst performer by capital returns in US dollars was Deutsche Boerse with a 20.6 per cent decrease in share price from 31 December 2009 to 29 January 2010.

*The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index is compiled by FTSE Group from data based on the share price performance of listed exchanges and trading platforms.

FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Monthly Analysis – January 2010