Today the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the biggest securities exchange in Central and Eastern Europe reported monthly metrics for August 2015…the currency segment continues to slide in volumes as the Polish Zloty has been more stable in 2015 after spending much of 2014 depreciating against other major currencies including GBP, EUR, and USD. The total volume of currency future transactions decreased by 14.2% year on year to 122,513 contracts in August 2015 from 2014’s 142,767; activity also fell 9.8% month on month from July’s volume of 135,936 contracts.
The volume of trading in index futures was 379.4 thousand contracts in August 2015 compared to 329.4 thousand contracts in August 2014, representing an increase of 15.2% year on year. The volume of trading in other futures (single-stock, currency, interest rate futures) was 219.2 thousand contracts in August 2015, an increase of 14.5% year on year. The volume of trade in options increased modestly by 0.5% year on year to 40.7 thousand.
The value of bond issues listed on Catalyst was PLN 70.4 billion at the end of August 2015, an increase of 4.2% year on year. The total value of trade on Catalyst was PLN 156.6 million in August 2015, representing a decrease of 27.9% year on year.
GPW held 21 trading sessions in August 2015, one more than in August 2014.
To view the full monthly metrics report, click here.