SIX Swiss Exchange today published the latest edition of its
«Bonds Quarterly Statistics[pdf]». The CHF Bonds segment turned over CHF 38.1 billion in the first quarter of
2017, an increase of 13% compared to the final quarter of 2016, and a slight increase of
2% year on year. In the segment of Non-CHF Bonds, the first quarter turned over EUR 6.8
billion, representing a significant increase of 72% compared to the previous quarter and a
81% increase year on year.
Slow start for Domestic Bonds
Within the CHF Bonds segment, Banks and Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft the strongest sectors in terms of turnover, grew by
24% and 5% respectively. Chemical, Pharmaceutical &
Healthcare sector also saw a positive quarter with an increase of 47% to CHF 943 million.
The turnover in Domestic Bonds grew by 3% to CHF 22 billion and still retained a larger
share of the total turnover at 58%. Overall the total number of listed CHF Bonds fell
slightly at the end of Q1 to 1'681 (1'689 end of Q4).
Money Market Papers expand the offering
Since January, Money Market Papers can be
traded on the Swiss Stock exchange. As a result of a fee reduction for bonds with a duration not exceeding one year to
maturity the offering in the Bond segment of SIX Swiss Exchange could be expanded. This new offering is well received
by the issuers and it is already being actively used.
The «Bonds Quarterly Statistics» report is published quarterly and contains turnover figures as well
as information about CHF and Non-CHF Bonds traded. Previous editions are available in our
archive. Up-to-date information on new admissions, market indicators,
yield curves, volume and turnover can be found on our website.
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