The FINANCIAL -- Moscow Exchange announces trading volumes for April 2015.
The Derivatives Market and FX Market saw the highest levels of activity, with volumes increasing 48.7% and 38.1% YoY, respectively, while trading volumes on the Precious Metals Market jumped by almost 10x, according to Moscow Exchange.
Equity & Bond Market
Secondary market turnover in stocks, RDRs and investment fund units was RUB 911.2 bln (April 2014: RUB 952.1 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 41.4 bln (April 2014: RUB 43.3 bln).
Secondary corporate, regional, and sovereign bond turnover was RUB 742.3 bln (April 2014: RUB 759.4 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 33.7 bln (April 2014: RUB 34.5 bln).
A total of 24 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 191.9 bln were placed in April.
Derivatives Market volumes rose 48.7% YoY to RUB 6.3 trln (April 2014: RUB 4.3 trln), or 129.1 mln contracts (April 2014: 107.3 mln contracts), of which 126.2 mln contracts were futures and 2.9 mln contracts were options.
Open interest at the end of the month was RUB 363.4 bln (April 2014: RUB 540.2 bln).
FX Market turnover grew 38.1% to RUB 25.7 trln (April 2014: RUB 18.6 trln), including spot trades of RUB 7.9 trln and swap trades of RUB 17.7 trln.
The FX Market's average daily turnover was RUB 1,166.8 bln (USD 22.1 bln) compared to RUB 845.1 bln in April 2014.
Money Market turnover totalled RUB 17.5 trln (April 2014: RUB 17.0 trln). The average daily turnover was RUB 794.6 bln (April 2014: RUB 774.9 bln).
The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 4.4 trln (April 2014: RUB 1.5 trln), with the average daily turnover increasing by 200% YoY to RUB 198.4 bln.
Precious Metals Market
Trading volumes on the Precious Metals Market increased 990% to RUB 6.1 bln. Turnover was RUB 6.0 bln (3 t) for gold and RUB 0.8 mln (32.3 kg) for silver. Fifty-two companies (43 banks and nine investment companies) participated in the market. The Exchange launched trading in precious metals in October 2013.