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Exchanges’ Merger Activity Tracked In FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index - Exchanges Sector Catches Fire Again In 2011 - Index Remains Stable In January

Date 13/02/2011

Against a backdrop of significant merger activity announced in the exchanges sector, the lead barometer of the sector’s health and performance, the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index, remained stable in January 2011.

While consolidation of the exchanges industry may draw closer ties between America and Europe it was Spain, Greece and New Zealand exchanges which experienced the largest increases in share prices during January.

Commenting on the Index which closed at 25,247.38 on the 31 January 2011, says Herbie Skeete, Managing Director, Mondo Visione and Co-founder of the Index said:

“The exchanges sector marked time in January, but this was the calm before the storm. The action started last quarter in Asia with the merger news of ASX and SGX. This was followed, in January, by the two large Russian exchanges, RTS and MICEX and Latin America’s first international merger of bourses, between Columbia and Peru.

Now Europe and North America have become a whirlwind of action as the sector has caught fire. Next month’s Index report will surely mark the beginning of a new bull run in the sector. How long will it last? Watch this space."

The Index*, which aims to reflect market sentiment and is a key indicator of the exchanges’ performance, saw a 0.1 per cent decrease in January 2011.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index best performer by capital returns in US dollars was Spain’s Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles with an 18.2 per cent increase in share price from 31 December 2010 to 31 January 2011.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index worst performer by capital returns in US dollars was Brazil’s BM&F Bovespa with a 12 per cent decrease in share price from 31 December 2010 to 31 January 2011. 

For more information please contact:

Waitui Communications

 

  Belinda Leslie

Belinda.Leslie@waituicomms.com

 

 

Monthly FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index Performance (Capital Return, USD)

February 2009

-7.2%

March 2009

22%

April 2009

14.7%

May 2009

27%

June 2009

-2.1%

July 2009

3.5%

August 2009

-1.3%

September 2009

6.4%

October 2009

-4.0%

November 2009

2.2%

December 2009

1.8%

January 2010

-10.2%

February 2010

2.4%

March 2010

4.0%

April 2010

2.6%

May 2010

-8.9%

June 2010

-3.4%

July 2010

6.1%

August 2010

-6.1%

September 2010

13.2%

October 2010

7.5%

November 2010

-3.7%

December 2010

6.2%

January 2011

-0.1%

 

 

Notes to Editors

*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.

 

About FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index, a joint venture between FTSE Group and Mondo Visione, was established in 2000.

It is the first Index in the world to focus on listed exchanges and other trading venues. The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index compares performance of individual exchanges and trading platforms and provides a reliable barometer of the health and performance of the exchange sector.

It enables investors to track 20 publicly listed exchanges and trading floors and focuses attention of the market on this important sector.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index includes all publicly traded stock exchanges and trading floors that meet the criteria for inclusion in the index.

  • Australian Securities Exchange Ltd
  • BM&F Bovespa
  • Bolsa Mexicana de Valores SA
  • Bolsa y Mercado Espanoles
  • Bursa de Valori Bucuresti SA
  • Bursa Malaysia
  • CME Group
  • Deutsche Bourse
  • Hellenic Exchanges SA
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd
  • Intercontinental Exchange Inc
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange Ltd
  • London Stock Exchange
  • NASDAQ OMX Group
  • New Zealand Exchange Ltd 
  • NYSE Euronext
  • Philippine Stock Exchange
  • Singapore Exchange Ltd
  • TMX Group 
  • Warsaw Stock Exchange

About Mondo Visione

Mondo Visione is the leading source of insight and knowledge about the world’s exchanges and trading venues. Since 1991, Mondo Visione has provided those who operate and invest in the global markets with fast, reliable information, delivered in print and online.  The company also organises conferences and events where market professionals can share ideas and experience with their peers, regulators, system providers, academics and journalists.

Mondo Visione publishes the industry-standard Handbook of World Stock, Derivative and Commodity Exchanges, which provides trading, settlement and organisational information for around 250 exchanges in over 100 countries. The handbook, which celebrated its 20th year of publication in 2010, is produced annually and is available in hardcopy and online.

World Exchanges: Global Industry Outlook and Investment Analysis is a quarterly investment analysis of the listed exchanges sector and 18 of the leading publicly-owned exchanges from around the world.

Mondo Visione also publishes Trading Places, a monthly digest of news and comment about the global exchange industry, and together with FTSE Group owns and publishes the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index, which tracks the stock market performance of listed exchanges.

For further information please visit www.mondovisione.com

FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index Report - January 2011