JSE Sets New Trading Record

March 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG, 24 MARCH 2008. – The JSE set a new trading record of 119 548 trades on Thursday, 20th March 2008. This follows an exceptionally successful futures closeout on Thursday which contributed to the record trading.

“Once again, this reaffirms our position as the number one market for Single Stock Futures in the world,” said Russell Loubser, CEO of the JSE Ltd. “As a result of this new record, it was also a very successful and profitable week for the company operating the exchange, the JSE Ltd.”

The new record breaks the previous one of just under 100 000 trades.

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As South Africa’s only full service securities exchange, the JSE connects buyers and sellers in four different financial markets, namely equities, equity derivatives, agricultural derivatives and interest rate instruments (Yield-X). The JSE Ltd offers the investor a truly first world trading environment, with world class technology, surveillance and settlement in an emerging market context. It is amongst the top 20 largest equities exchanges in terms of market capitalisation in the world.
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