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Exchanges Take A Dive

Date 17/09/2013

The world’s leading stock exchanges took a dive in share value during August, following over a year of almost continued steady growth, according to the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index released today.

Despite a three-hour trading outage on the NASDAQ last month, the exchange’s share value shed only 7.8 per cent. The US and Asia were the biggest losers with all exchanges in negative territory.

Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia (BSE), was added to the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index prior to the market opening on Monday 5th August. BSE is the only functioning stock exchange in Bulgaria and is located in the country’s capital, Sofia.

The Index*, which aims to reflect market sentiment and is a key indicator of the exchanges’ performance, saw a 3.4 per cent decrease in August 2013.

Commenting on the Index which closed up at 25,755.19 on 30 August 2013, Herbie Skeete, Managing Director, Mondo Visione and Co-founder of the Index said:

“Investors in MCX are likely thinking: ‘When trouble comes, they come not in single spies but in battalion form'.  Volumes at MCX are down due to the imposition of the commodities transaction tax. If that wasn’t bad enough, institutional investors are concerned about the future of MCX due, in part, to regulatory concerns.”

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index best performer by capital returns in US dollars was Romania’s S.C. Bursa de Valori Bucuresti S.A with an 18.8 per cent increase in share price from 31 July to 30 August 2013. The next best performer was Russia’s Moscow Exchange with a 7.5 per cent increase over the same period.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index worst performer by capital returns in US dollars was India’s Multi Commodity Exchange with a 46.1 per cent decrease in share price from 31 July to 30 August 2013. This was followed by Japan Exchange Group with a 15.3 per cent decrease over the same period.


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Belinda Leslie



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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 26 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:

  • Australian Securities Exchange Ltd
  • BM&F Bovespa 
  • Bolsa Mexicana de Valores SA
  • Bolsa y Mercado Espanoles
  • Bulgarian Stock Exchange
  • Bursa de Valori Bucuresti SA
  • Bursa Malaysia
  • CBOE Holdings
  • CME Group
  • Deutsche Bourse
  • Dubai Financial Market
  • Hellenic Exchanges SA
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd
  • Intercontinental Exchange Inc
  • Japan Exchange Group, Inc
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange Ltd
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Moscow Exchange
  • Multi Commodity Exchange of India
  • 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 19 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.

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August 2013 Quarterly Report - FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index