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    The pan-European gas trading platform PEGAS registered a total volume of 133.1 TWh in March 2016, exceeding the volume traded last year by 45% (March 2015: 91.9 TWh). The increase was driven by volume increases on the spot market with 56.8 TWh (March 2015: 41.2 TWh) as well as on the futures market with 76.3 TWh (March 2015: 50.7 TWh).read more...

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    For decades, some of the most important data about market economies was simply unavailable: the level of private debt. You could get government debt data easily, but (with the outstanding exception of the USA—and also Australia) it was hard to come by.read more...

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    A London-based consortium comprising hedge fund investors, former exchange executives and fintech entrepreneurs have funded the development of a new platform that they say will democratise trading and create a more level playing field.read more...

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    In March 2016, the international derivatives markets of Eurex, part of Deutsche Börse Group, recorded an average daily volume of 10.5 million contracts (March 2015: 9.6 million). Of those, 8.2 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (March 2015: 7.3 million), and 2.3 million contracts (March 2015: 2.3 million) were traded at the New York based International Securities Exchange (ISE). The volume traded on the spot and derivatives power markets of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 255.8 terawatt hours. Eurex Repo recorded in all markets in March 2016 an average outstanding volume of 147.4 billion euros. Eurex Exchange At Eurex Exchange, the equity index derivatives segment totaled 92.5 million contracts (March 2015: 79.1 million). The single largest contract was the future on the EURO STOXX 50®Index with 43.8 million contracts; and the options on this blue chip index totaled 25.2 million contracts. Futures on the DAX index recorded 2.7 million contracts while the DAX options reached another 2.6 million contracts. The Eurex KOSPI Product recorded 1.4 million contracts.  The equity derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) segment at Eurex Exchange reached almost 23.3 million contracts (March 2015: 27.9 million). Thereof, equity options totaled 16.3 million contracts and single stock futures equaled 7.0 million contracts. The interest rate derivatives segment totaled 53.9 million contracts (March 2015: 51.1 million). The Euro-Bund-Future reached 17.7 million contracts, the Euro-Bobl-Future 14.2 million contracts and the Euro-Schatz-Future 8.3 million contracts. The three Euro-BTP-Futures totaled around 3.6 million contracts. The two Euro-OAT-Futures recorded around 2.6 million contracts. The Eurex Exchange segment dividend-based derivatives recorded around 0.9 million contracts. Volatility derivatives totaled 1.0 million contracts. European Energy Exchange The monthly volume on EEX’s power derivatives market amounted to 255.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in March 2016 (March 2015: 223.6 TWh). The total volume on the power spot and derivatives markets of EEX Group amounted to 303.9 TWh. This volume also includes the EPEX SPOT markets which have been fully consolidated into EEX as of the beginning of 2015 as well as SEEPEX volumes.  On the natural gas spot and derivatives markets, the volume amounted to 135.1 TWh (March 2015: 93.3 TWh). In March, a volume of 78.4 million tonnes of CO2 was traded on the spot and derivatives market for CO2 emission allowances (March 2015: 59.8 million tonnes of CO2). In addition, 3,746 contracts were traded in EEX’s agricultural products. In freight, 33,078 contracts were traded in March (March 2015: 29,153 contracts) and 39.7 million tonnes were traded in iron ore (March 2015: 19.7 million tonnes). Eurex Repo Eurex Repo, which operates GC Pooling and Euro Repo markets, recorded in all markets in March 2016 an average outstanding volume of 147.4 billion euros (March 2015: 208.8 billion euros). This negative development was mainly due to the QE policy of the European Central Bank. The secured money market GC Pooling recorded an average outstanding volume of 113.8 billion euros (March 2015: 169.5 billion euros). The Euro Repo market reached an average outstanding volume of 33.6 billion euros compared with 39.3 billion euros in March 2015.read more...

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    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today released an update of its information repository for central clearing requirements for OTC derivatives, which provides regulators and market participants with consolidated information on the clearing requirements of different jurisdictions.read more...

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    I explore the effect of the threat posed by low-cost competitors on debt structure in the airline industry. I use the route network expansion of low-cost airlines to identify routes where the probability of future entry increases dramatically. I find that when strategic routes are threatened, incumbents ...

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    We study the effect of bank capital on the supply of mortgages. We fully control for endogenous matching between borrowers, loan contracts, and banks by submitting randomized mortgage applications to the major online mortgage broker in Italy. We find that higher bank capital is associated with ...

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    Order book turnover on Xetra, Börse Frankfurt and Tradegate Exchange across all asset classes stood at €120.9 billion in March (March 2015: €162.6 billion).read more...

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    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated Questions and Answers (Q&A) on the common operation of the Market Abuse Directive "MAD".read more...

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    Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) will launch this year's TSX Ignite live event series in Toronto on Wednesday, April 6. Founded in 2014 in collaboration with Canadian incubators and accelerators, this innovative program is designed to help support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. It provides companies with insights from Canada's business leaders on how to build and grow great companies.read more...

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    The monthly volume on EEX’s power derivatives market amounted to 255.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in March 2016 which is an increase of 14% compared to March 2015 (223.6 TWh).read more...

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    Click here to download the weekly statistics update of TOM MTF for week 13, 2016. In week 13 a total of 300,346 equity and index option contracts were traded resulting in a TOM MTF market share versus Euronext of 43%

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    OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in March reached 354,445,999 contracts, a four percent increase from March 2015. OCC's year-to-date volume is up six percent with 1,064,617,055 cleared contracts in the first quarter of 2016 compared to 1,006,510,362 contracts in the first quarter of 2015.read more...

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    Click here to download the March edition of Tradeweb’s monthly DataSheet for global government 10-year benchmark bonds.It shows how government bond yields changed across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific over the month, comparing monthly highs, lows and spreads against significant historic numbers. All data and charts are courtesy of Tradeweb, the electronic fixed income marketplace, through which a significant portion of sovereign debt is traded.

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    The Federal Reserve Board on Friday finalized a rule to include certain U.S. general obligation state and municipal securities in the range of assets large banking organizations may use to satisfy regulatory requirements designed to ensure that these banking organizations have the capacity to meet their liquidity needs during a period of financial stress.read more...

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    Miami International Holdings announces its 2016 data center migration, disaster recovery relocation and latency equalization plans for the MIAX Options exchange and the previously announced MIAX PEARL exchange. A summary explanation of the data center migration, connectivity strategy, key milestones and exchange participant impact can be found in the attached.

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    MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), reports the 3rd-highest total volume ever during the month of March, closing the month at 145,936 contracts traded.  read more...

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    It was another brief trading week as the market opened for four days, having observed Monday 28th of March, 2016 as Public Holiday declared by the Federal Government of Nigeria to mark “Easter” celebrations.read more...

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    Bats Global Markets, a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, today announced the extension of its partnership with the World Champion Kansas City Royals, through the 2018 season.read more...

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    In March 2016, trading turnover of CHF 115.7 billion was generated on SIX Swiss Exchange, equating to a slight decline of 5.3% versus the prior month. This is also reflected in the number of trades, which, at 4,214,975, were down by 17.4% on the figure for February 2016.read more...