The leading exchange in the Eurozone announced on Wednesday its monthly trading volumes for February 2015. The month saw ups and downs among the exchange’s different offerings.
Average daily volumes on equity index derivatives were down for the month at 225,995 contracts–down 15% compared with last year. The average daily volumes on individual equity derivatives was likewise down at 264,767 contracts–down 8% compared with last February.
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Commodity derivatives, for their part, remained strong for the exchange with an average daily volume of 52,474 contracts traded. This is an 18% increase over last February’s figure.
The average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash book climbed 24% over last February’s figure to €8,247 million ($9,171 million).
The exchange also had nine new listings in February that raised over €2 billion ($2.2 billion). As well, €1,211 million ($1,347 million) of follow-on equity was raised by issuers on Euronext–€984 million of which ($10,943 million) was raised by EnterNext SMEs. In addition, €9.8 billion ($10.9 billion) was raised in corporate bonds.