TSX Venture Exchange Statistics - December 2008



    TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ -

    
               TSX Venture Exchange Statistics - DECEMBER 2008
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                             December 2008    November 2008    December 2007
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    Value                     $559,767,559     $516,766,065   $2,372,737,128
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    Volume                   4,048,979,261    2,979,550,832    3,712,357,903
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    Transactions                   267,961          248,074          536,661
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    Issuers Listed                   2,443            2,435            2,338
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    Number of New
     Listings(*)                        11                8               22
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    New Equity
     Financing(1)             $130,606,862     $183,831,700   $1,391,026,629
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    Market Cap of Listed
     Equity Issuers
     ($ Billion)                     $17.1            $16.5            $58.5
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    Daily Averages(xx)
     (including NEX)
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    Value                    $28.0 million    $25.8 million   $128.3 million
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    Volume                   202.4 million    148.9 million    200.7 million
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    Transactions                    13,398           12,404           29,009
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                 TSX Venture Exchange Year-to-Date Statistics

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                             December 2008    December 2007         % Change
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    Value                  $23,796,145,949  $44,970,449,528           -47.1%
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    Volume                  44,052,175,503   53,147,443,295           -17.1%
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    Transactions                 5,912,615        8,675,076           -31.8%
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    Issuers Listed                   2,443            2,338            +4.5%
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    Number of New
     Listings(*)                       233              273           -14.7%
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    New Equity
     Financing(1)           $5,560,244,148  $11,652,418,106           -52.3%
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    Market Cap of Listed
     Equity Issuers
     ($ Billion)                     $17.1            $58.5           -70.8%
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    Daily Averages(xx)
     (including NEX)
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    Value                    $94.8 million   $178.8 million           -46.9%
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    Volume                   175.5 million    211.3 million           -16.8%
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    Transactions                    23,556           34,493           -31.7%
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    (1) Secondary financings include prospectus offerings on both a treasury
        and secondary basis.

    TSX Venture and NEX market statistics are combined. TSX Venture only
    figures are indicated by an (*).

    TSX Venture Exchange market statistics do not include data for debt
    securities.

    (xx) For purposes of calculating Daily Averages, December 17, 2008 and
         December 24, 2008 were treated as 1/2 trading days.
    

    TSX Venture Exchange does not guarantee either the completeness or the
accuracy of this information. The information contained in this media release
is provided for informational purposes only and you agree not to rely upon the
information contained in this media release for any trading, business or
financial purpose. By using this media release, you expressly agree to the
condition that TSX Venture Exchange assumes no liability or responsibility for
any errors or inaccuracies in this media release.

    Additional market statistics are available in the monthly TSXV E-Review.
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    About TMX Group Inc. (TSX-X)
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    TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for
multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto
Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange, Natural Gas Exchange,
Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Equicom and other TMX Group companies
provide trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services
to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto with
offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information about TMX
Group, visit our website at www.tsx.com.





For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Quick, Director, Corporate
Communications, TMX Group Inc., (416) 947-4597, carolyn.quick@tsx.com;
Catherine McGravey, Production Manager, TSX Datalinx, (416) 947-4655,
catherine.mcgravey@tsxdatalinx.com


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