Boerse Stuttgart generates turnover in excess of EUR 7.1 billion in February-continued

March 2, 2018--Brisk trading due to increased volatility //Turnover in derivative investment products and investment funds up on January.
According to its order book statistics, Boerse Stuttgart generated turnover in excess of EUR 7.1 billion in February 2018. The trading volume was up slightly on February 2017.

Securitised derivatives accounted for the largest share of the turnover. The trading volume in this asset class was around EUR 3.3 billion-an increase of around 13 percent in comparison with February 2017.

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March 16, 2019--Brexiters face a rearguard action that could prevent the UK from leaving the EU at all
Scenes in the House of Commons this week were redolent of crisis. Ministers disregarding collective responsibility with impunity; the government in headlong retreat; and once-great parties competing to outdo each other in splits.
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Fund groups must put investors first...and prove it
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European Commission-Report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan
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Monday Morning Memo: New Fee Models May Become a Competitive Edge for Fund Promoters
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ETF growth surges on the back of European volatility, social conscience
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Cash markets achieve turnover of 116.0 billion euros in February
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State Street goes big with new global equity ETF
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MiFID II: ESMA makes available the results of the annual transparency calculations for equity and equity-like instruments
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Swiss fintech lists crypto bitcoin on SIX Swiss Exchange
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FCA releases updated guidance on EU departure preparations
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LSE to cut 250 jobs as it resets earnings target
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WisdomTree unveils two roll-enhanced commodity ETPs
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Theresa May poised to open the way for delaying Brexit
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Theresa May is said to face calls to quit after Brexit
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B-Hive Europe launches a Fintech Landscape Report, B-Lens, together with Roland Berger and Sirris
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New Vanguard ETFs on Xetra: Investment Grade Government and Corporate Bonds
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Account of the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank
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Deutsche Borse increases transparency in ETF trading
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Deutsche Börse is providing ETF investors with a new key indicator: The iXLM (intraday Xetra liquidity measure) provides information on how trading costs of an ETF have developed over the course of a trading day. This allows investors to deduce the period in which the trading costs of an ETF were particularly low and to take this information into account for future decisions.
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Forecasts for the UK economy: February 2019
February 20, 2019--A comparison of independent forecasts for the UK economy in February 2019.
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EBA publishes Consumer Trends Report for 2018-19
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ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gather US$9.79 billion during January 2019
February 20, 2019--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$US$9.79 billion in January.
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STOXX expands its thematic index offering
February 20, 2019--STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group's index business and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, has launched seven new thematic indices. They cover a broad array of themes: housing construction, industry 4.0, millennials, sharing economy, silver economy, smart cities, and smart factory.
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WisdomTree appoints director of Research Fixed Income
February 19, 2019--WisdomTree has expanded Fixed Income Research and Strategy team with the appointment of Lidia Treiber as director of Research in Europe.
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BNP Paribas launches 'socially responsible" credit ETF
February 19, 2019--The index-tracking fund looks to exclude companies based on their ESG credentials
February 19, 2019--BNP Paribas Asset Management has launched a socially responsible credit exchange-traded fund.
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Vienna Stock Exchange calculates new CEE Blue Chip Benchmark "Eastern Europe Traded Index"
February 19, 2019--With the "Eastern Europe Traded Index" (EETX) index family Vienna Stock Exchange today launches six new indices. The EETX focuses on the 40 largest blue chips of the Russian, Central, Eastern and Southeastern European markets.
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ESMA supervision to focus on data, Brexit and cybersecurity in 2019
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Retail investors at risk in Brexit dual-listing tussle
February 19, 2019--Brussels does not plan to recognise London venues if UK leaves EU abruptly next month
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Euro area investment fund statistics: fourth quarter of 2018
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Official Statistics: Database of forecasts for the UK economy
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ESMA to recognise three UK CCPs in the event of a no-deal Brexit
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Monday Morning Memo: Review of the European ETF Market, January 2018
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