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Investors Prop Exchanges’ Share Prices During Merger Talks - FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index Experienced A 2.9 Per Cent Decrease In June

Date 11/07/2011

The London Stock Exchange’s share price has been the biggest winner in the last quarter, according to the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index. In Q2 2011, the exchange’s share price increased by more than 27 per cent and also experienced the biggest gain compared to Q1 2011, amongst listed exchanges.

The London Stock Exchange was followed by Canada’s TMX Group which experienced a 13.7 per cent increase in share value during Q2.

Greece’s Hellenic Exchanges SA experienced the biggest dip in share price value, during Q2, with a 19.1 per cent decrease.

Overall, the Index’s value decreased by 2.3 per cent in Q2 2011 compared to Q1 2011.

Commenting on the Index which closed at 24,666.26 on 30 June 2011, Herbie Skeete, Managing Director, Mondo Visione and Co-founder of the Index said:

"The LSE share price rose by just over three per cent on June 30th after the TMX deal collapsed. The current view is that a bid from NASDAQ will be forthcoming and stands a better chance of success if it is a friendly approach.

This leaves the door still open for the Maple consortium which is fully committed to getting a deal done with TMX.

We shall continue to watch the Index to see how merger activity, and market sentiment in countries such as Greece, impact exchanges’ share values.”

The Index*, which aims to reflect market sentiment and is a key indicator of the exchanges’ performance, saw a 2.9 per cent decrease in June 2011.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index best performer by capital returns in US dollars was the London Stock Exchange Group with a 5.5 per cent increase in share price from 31 March to 30 June 2011. The next best performer was IntercontinentalExchange with a 3.4 per cent increase over the same period.

The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index worst performer by capital returns in US dollars was Philippine Stock Exchange with a 11.8 per cent decrease in share price from 31 March to 30 June 2011. This was followed by Greece’s Hellenic Exchanges SA with a 10 per cent decline over the same period.


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Waitui Communications


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 20 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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