The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has released its trading overview for February 2015. Volumes have started to increase again after two quiet months bracketing Christmas
In February 2015, daily average trading value
for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) 1st Section was JPY 2.91 trillion, the
highest since November 2014. The average daily turnover for January was JPY 2.5
In the REIT market, the monthly trading value was JPY 960.8 billion, exceeding JPY 900 billion for the third consecutive month. The TSE REIT Index closed February higher than 1,900 points for the first time since October 2007.
In the derivatives markets, run by the Osaka Stock Exchange, February trading volumes reached 21.7 million contracts, with a daily average of 1.1 million contracts. That is a decline month-to-month, with January’s turnover at 29.3 million contracts.For mini 10-year JGB futures, trading volume in February was 8,116 contracts, an all-time high.