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Four Weddings and a Funeral - Animal Spirits Return to the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index - FTSE Mondo Visione Index experienced 1.4 per cent increase in February

Date 10/03/2011

February saw the exchange sector catch fire with a series of merger announcements. Russia’s RTS and MICEX were first out of the traps with news of their intention to marry. This was swiftly followed by the London Stock Exchange and TMX Group announcing their forthcoming nuptials.

Not to be outdone, Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext pledged their troth. And, after going steady for months, BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe decided that two can live together just as cheaply as one.

As the month drew to a close, Eurex, the derivatives trading subsidiary of Deutsche Boerse, acquired a majority stake in the Leipzig-based European Energy Exchange (EEX).

Commenting on the Index which closed at 25,589.02 on 28 February 2011, Herbie Skeete, Managing Director, Mondo Visione and Co-founder of the Index said: 

"The sector’s tectonic plates are shifting once more and for some, its find your partner before the music stops playing. Animal spirits have returned to the sector with a vengeance in February." 

The Index*, which aims to reflect market sentiment and is a key indicator of the exchanges’ performance, saw a 1.4 per cent increase in February 2011.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index best performer by capital returns in US dollars was Greece’s Hellenic Exchanges SA with a 22.7 per cent increase in share price from 31 January 2011 to 28 February 2011. The next best performer was the U.S.A.’s NASDAQ OMX Group with a 16.9 per cent increase over the same period.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index worst performer by capital returns in US dollars was Mexico’s Bolsa Mexicana de Valores SA with a 6.6 per cent decrease in share price from 31 January 2011 to 28 February 2011. This was followed by the Singapore Exchange with a 6.0 per cent decline 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 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:

  • 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.

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FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index Report - February 2011