New trading record was set on the Moscow Exchange FX Market on December 24, 2012.
Trading volume of all instruments reached USD23.34 billion (RUB718.36 billion), including spot transactions of RUB235.93 billion and swap transactions of RUB482.43 billion.
This is the largest FX Market trading volume for 2012.
In 2012, several significant projects were completed on the FX Market, which is the oldest market of the Moscow Exchange. The projects aimed at extending the number of participants and facilitating the access to the FX market for different types of investors.
"In the beginning of the year the client access to the FX Market was opened. In spring, long-term swaps were added to the existing trading instruments. In December, non-credit organizations were admitted to trading due to improvements in the regulatory base. Next year, the trading hours will be extended until 23.50. I am sure that we have laid a sound basis for boosting liquidity and raising the attractiveness of the FX Market in the future", said Igor Marich, Managing Director of Money Market Business Section.
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