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Euronext average daily transaction volume hits highest level since August 2011

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The October 2014 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,123 million, up 49.2 per cent compared to October 2013 and the highest level since August 2011.

In October 2014, the average daily volumes on equity index derivatives were up by 41 per cent to 327,543 contracts when compared with October 2013, while the activity on individual equity derivatives remained flat at 291,892 contracts.
October was also the second most active month ever on commodities with an average daily volume at 66,398 contracts traded, more than 13 per cent above the previous yearly record of July 2014.
On 16 October, the Euronext markets reached a yearly record volume with EUR12.3bn traded on the Euronext cash order book and 1.4 million contracts traded on Euronext derivatives. On the primary market, Pershing Square Holdings ltd became the largest European IPO year-to-date raising EUR2.4 billion. EUR1,443 million of follow-on equity was raised on Euronext by issuers in October, of which EUR907 million by EnterNext SMEs. EUR5.7 billion was raised in corporate bonds.
The French Individual Equity Options reached a yearly record high twice during the month, the first time on 28 October at 272,185 contracts traded and a second time on 30 October at 339,656 contracts traded. Meanwhile, the mini future contract on AEX-Index and CAC 40 Index reached a new record high on 16 October at respectively 1,539 and 2,186 lots traded.
At the end of October the number of outstanding Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) listed on Euronext and linked to Euronext indices reached a record at 7,215.
A new end of month all time record was reached in the number of listings in Warrants and Certificates with more than 43,600 live listings at the end of October.

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