Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, today announced trading volumes for March 2017….
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The March 2017 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at €7,394 million down -3.1% compared to March 2016 and up +4.7% from the previous month. March was the third consecutive month of volume increase with the highest average daily transaction value since June 2016. The average daily transaction value on ETFs was €511 million, down by -17.1% compared to March 2016 and down by -4.7% from the previous month. Our ETF offering continued its expansion this month with 808 listings at the end of March compared to 790 at the end of 2016.
The average daily volume on equity index derivatives reached 227,450 contracts in March 2017, up +3.7% compared to March 2016 and down -2.4% from the previous month. The average daily volume on individual equity derivatives reached 255,795 contracts in March 2017, up 9.9% compared to March 2016 and down -9.4% from the previous month.
In March 2017, the average daily volume on commodities derivatives reached 55,226 contracts, down 9.4% compared to March 2016 and down -4.7% from the previous month.
On a year-to-date basis, the overall average daily volume on Euronext derivatives stands at 517,956 contracts (-8.0% compared to end of March 2016) and the open interest was up at 14,565,756 contracts (+4.8% compared to end of March 2016).
In March 2017, Euronext had two new listings with Tikehau Capital SCA and Avantium NV that raised €103 million. In addition, €7.1 billion were raised on Euronext in corporate bonds and €6.6 billion of follow-on equity, of which a capital increase with preferential subscription rights on EDF for €4 billion. The green bonds segment was very dynamic with five issues – both from corporates and public institutions – for a total of €2.6 billion, of which a €1.5 billion issue from Engie and a €1 billion bond from SNCF Réseau.