The traded volume on the Bratislava Stock Exchange in April reached €901 billion in 1,052 transactions, with over 660 million securities traded, the SITA newswire reported.
In month-on-month terms, the number of trades dropped almost 48 percent, the traded volume fell 17.8 percent and the number of traded securities went down 11.7 percent. The number of transactions had increased by 119 percent from April last year and the number of traded securities increased by 153 percent but nevertheless the stock exchange reported to SITA that the financial volume had shrank by almost 50 percent from a year ago.
The market capitalisation of shares listed on the Bratislava Stock Exchange declined 3.17 percent month-on-month to €3.45 billion on the last trading day of April. Shares of mutual funds had a value of €3.38 billion, representing 97.82 percent of overall market capitalisation.
SAX, the official share index, stood at 193.85 points at the end of April and had posted a monthly decrease of 4.76 percent and a year-on-year drop of 21.72 percent, according to SITA with investors focusing more on bond trading. In 278 bond transactions, 660 million bonds were traded. The traded volume in bond transactions exceeded €895.2 million in April, which was more than 99.36 percent of the overall traded volume on the Bratislava Stock Exchange.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. May 2012 at 10:00