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BIt Monthly Flash - March 2007

Borsa Italiana's monthly statistics report



Apr 04 2007 - 09:30

INDICES
Indices up. All Stars recorded the highest level ever at 18,731 points.

In March, S&P/MIB index closed the month at 41,1771 (+1.5% compared to February 2007, +10.1% vs. March 2006), Mibtel at 32,541 (+2.1% compared to February 2007, +11% vs. March 2006), Midex at 45,025 points (+3.4% compared to February 2007, +17.9% vs. March 2006) and MIB at 31,668 (+2.1% compared to February 2007, +10.9% vs. March 2006).

All Stars index closed March 2007 recording its highest level ever at  18,731 points (+6.1% compared to February 2007, +13.4% vs. March 2006); Star at 23,195 (+6% compared to February 2007 and +16.5% vs. March 2006); TechStar at 13.069 (+6% compared to February 2007 and +6.8% vs. March 2006); Mex index of Expandi Market at the end of March amounted to 12,510 points (+0.3% compared to February 2007 and +17.3% vs. March 2006).


CAPITALISATION
Capitalisation increased to € 801 billion, the highest level since January 2001. Capitalisation/GDP ratio is 52.4%.

The capitalisation of domestic companies amounted to € 800.9 billion (+2.2% vs. February 2007 and +8.1% vs. March 2006). The capitalisation/GDP ratio is 52.4%.

The number of listed companies at the end of March is 311, following the admission on Expandi Market of Biancamano (March 7th) and Toscan Finanza (March 22nd) and the delisting of CIT from Expandi Market (March 12th).


SHARE TRADING
Best month ever for turnover

In March 2007, the daily average of share trading amounted to € 6.39 billion (+14.1% compared to February 2007) and 328,265 contracts (+4.8% compared to February 2007). It’s the best month ever by turnover and second month ever by number of contracts. On March 1st reached the highest record ever for turnover and share trading in a single day with € 9.98 billion. In Q1 2007 the daily average turnover of share trading was € 5.74 billion (+33.9% vs. January-March 2006) with a daily average number of contracts of 307,680 (+24.9% vs. January-March 2006).

The ETF trading in March 2007 reached a daily average turnover of € 128.6 million – new record ever – and an average of 4,305 contracts. In Q1 2007 the daily average turnover of ETF trading was € 114.3 and 5,521 contracts, up 62.3% and 47.1% vs. Q1 2006.

In March, the daily average of Securitised Derivatives trading (CW and Certificates) amounted to € 288.8 million and 22,506 contracts. In Q1 2007 the daily average turnover was € 365.9 million and 23,119 contracts, up 53.3% and 23.5% vs. Q1 2006.


IDEM
Reached the highest record ever for contracts and turnover

IDEM, the Italian derivatives market, achieved the new historical level for daily average standard contracts (161,613) with € 8.34 billion turnover, up 25.3% and 49.5% vs. February 2007. On March 14th the highest record ever for turnover in a single day with € 19.27 billion.

In Q1 2007 the daily average turnover was € 133,807 standard contracts with a notional turnover of € 6.34 billion, up 25.6% and 45.5% vs. Q1 2006.

Compared with Q1 2006, all the traded securities achieved a strong increase; in particular, for index derivatives 29.5% for FIB, 20.5% for mini-FIB and 39.6% for MIBO.


MOT
Stable transactions

Trading on fixed-income securities achieved a daily average of € 571 million and 10.161 contracts.

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