TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - Trading on Toronto Stock Exchange has surpassed
81.2 billion shares for the year - breaking the previous yearly volume records
set a year ago. TSX trading volume so far in 2007 is running approximately
19 percent ahead of last year.
CEO Richard Nesbitt said, "There is real excitement in our business - and
that is, in part around the TSX Quantum Revolution(TM). While trading
continues to be strong as evident by these record numbers but we don't stand
still. We are making continuous improvements on our platform and overall
trading infrastructure to handle the current and future needs of the
marketplace. We are pleased that the initial launch of TSX Quantum is on
schedule for roll-out this quarter. TSX Quantum is designed to provide
participants with unprecedented speed and efficiency for trading and to
position TSX among the best in the world for trading technology."
TSX reduced trading fees on November 1st and Mr. Nesbitt believes this
will provide an even greater competitive advantage. "We believe the reduction
in fees will attract higher volumes and liquidity to our markets.
Substantially greater capacity in the TSX Quantum trading engine will be able
to handle these higher volumes with ease." He also added, "Our trading fees,
according to Elkins/McSherry, are among the lowest in the world even before
the reductions took place November 1st."
Mr. Nesbitt added, "We also continue to see increased activity in our
market from investors around the globe. Much of our trading increase in 2007
is in resources - an area where we are a global leader in the number of
listings in both mining and energy companies."
As of October 31, 2007, there were 1609 issuers listing 2117 issues on
Toronto Stock Exchange. The domestic market capitalization was almost
In addition to the trading volume record, Toronto Stock Exchange has also
seen a record $1.4 trillion in trades take place - the most ever for a year.
There have been over 96 million trades this year - also a record.
About TSX Group Inc. (TSX-X)
TSX Group operates Canada's two national stock exchanges, Toronto Stock
Exchange serving the senior equity market and TSX Venture Exchange serving the
public venture equity market, Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North
American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity
contracts and Shorcan Brokers Limited, the country's first fixed income
inter-dealer broker. TSX Group also owns The Equicom Group Inc., a leading
provider of investor relations and related corporate communication services in
Canada. TSX Group is headquartered in Toronto and maintains offices in
Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.
For further information:
For further information: Steve Kee, Director, Corporate Communications,
TSX Group Inc., Toronto Office, (416) 947-4682, Toll Free 1-888-873-8392,
Cellular (416) 358-3714, Vancouver Office (604) 602-6902, Calgary Office (403)