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88 Billion Euro Turnover at Deutsche Börse in August


13 million trades executed on Xetra/ Total volume of €101 billion traded on all stock exchanges in Germany

In August, €88.1 billion were traded on Xetra® and on the floor at Börse Frankfurt – a decrease of 34 percent year-on-year (August 2008: €133.0 billion). Of the €88.1 billion, €81.8 billion were traded on Xetra, a decrease of 36 percent year-on-year (August 2008: €127.3 billion). €6.4 billion were traded on the floor, an increase of 12 percent (August 2008: €5.7 billion).

Turnover in German equities amounted to €73.9 billion, while foreign equities turnover stood at €11.5 billion. Xetra and the floor at Börse Frankfurt accounted for 97 percent of the transaction volume in German equities on all stock exchanges in Germany. 92 percent of foreign equities traded on stock exchanges in Germany were traded on Xetra and on the floor in Frankfurt.

In August, 13.0 million transactions were executed on Xetra, a decrease of 6 percent against the same period last year (August 2008: 13.8 million).

According to the Xetra liquidity measure (XLM), Deutsche Telekom AG was the most liquid DAX® blue chip in August with 8.6 basis points (bp) for an order volume of €100,000. Hochtief AG was the most liquid MDAX® stock with 34.7 bp. The most liquid ETF was the db-x-trackers II EONIA T.R. 1C with 0.3 bp. The most liquid foreign stock was Total S.A. with 19.6 bp. XLM measures liquidity in electronic securities trading on the basis of the implicit transaction costs. It is expressed in basis points (1 bp = 0.01 percent); a low XLM denotes high liquidity in a security.

Deutsche Bank AG was the DAX stock with the highest turnover on Xetra in August at €5.6 billion. Hochtief AG was the top MDAX stock at €517 million, while Aareal Bank AG led the SDAX® stocks at €65 million and Infineon Technologies AG headed the TecDAX® at €1.3 billion. At €1.5 billion, the iShares DAX was the exchange-traded fund with the highest turnover.

On all stock exchanges in Germany €101.2 billion were traded in August according to orderbook turnover statistics – a decrease of 31 percent compared year-on-year (August 2008: €146.0 billion). This total includes €91.1 billion in equities, warrants and exchange-traded funds, as well as €10.1 billion in fixed-income securities.

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