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Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland: July 2012

In July 2012, a total of 2,777,093 transactions were carried out on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland with a turnover of CHF 68.9 billion. While the number of transactions rose by 2.3% month-on-month, turnover fell by 13.2% as a whole.

The number of transactions in the equities segment including funds, ETSFs and ETPs rose particularly sharply, with 2,594,528, or 2.8%, more transactions than in June. Turnover declined 11.5% (CHF 46.5 billion). The structured products and warrants segment was the only segment to record an increase in turnover, which amounted to CHF 2.7 billion. This corresponds to an increase of 10.4%. The number of transactions fell by 3.3% to 73,078. Turnover for bonds CHF fell by 19.1%, with the number of transactions declining 1.9%. However, in the first seven months of 2012, this segment posted a greater turnover (+14.6%) and a larger number of transactions (+11.4%) than for the same period in 2011.

In July, 34 new bonds CHF (+9.7%) and 4,272 new structured products and warrants (+14.9%) were admitted to trading. This means that since the start of 2012, a total of 218 new CHF bonds (-15.2%) and 29,022 new structured products and warrants (+0.9%) have been listed. A new company was also listed on SIX Swiss Exchange: Zug Estates Holdings AG.

The most important equities indices also rose in July: The SMI® blue chip index closed at 6,399.3 points (up 5.5% on the previous month, up 7.8% on end-2011), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 943.4 points (up 4.6% on the previous month, up 7.6% on end-2011) and the broad-based SPI® at 5,915.3 points (up 5.0% on the previous month, up 10.7% on end-2011).