BME ‘s income for 2018 fell -0.5% to 78.8 million euros while operating costs grew +7.2% to 30.5 million euros. Moreover, in order to confront the competition from alternative platforms, BME will reduce tariffs to attract volume. It will lower the charge on the most liquid shares from 0.30 to 0.25 bp for intermediaries who meet a series of requirements and fix the charge for shares with a floating capital between 3/10 billion euros at 0.60 bp.
BME announced yesterday that it will adapt its fixed income market so that intermediaries can transfer all their operations to the regulated market and comply with the new transparency and reporting requirements of MiFID II.
Foreign investors have increased their leadership in terms of how many shares they own in Spanish listed companies. They held 43.1% of the total at end-2016.
A good dozen Spanish small and midcap listed companies have presented their projects to big institutional investors on different days in New York and Chicago. The event was organised by Spain’s Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles (BME), broker JB Capital Markets and its US partner Auerbach Grayson.
Trading volumes on the Spanish stock market have been worse than those of its European peers in February. This gives the impression that investors are rejecting Spain’s bourse, either because of political uncertainty, its exposure to Brazil, or else the eternal doubts about some of the Spanish banks.
MADRID | June 22, 2015 | By Fernando Barciela | Member of the board at Spanish stock market operator BME since 2014, Carlos Fernández is the current ombudsman of the Madrid Stock Exchange. In the first part of this interview he spoke to The Corner about conflicts of interest in the auditing world –”Somehow regulators are the ones who should be regulated,”– and the excess of complex information that investors face.
MADRID | By Julia Pastor | The operator of all Spain’s stock markets and financial systems BME has a couple of good reasons to celebrate. The company’s trading volume increased by 49.8% on a y-o-y basis to €72.2 bn in May, as the so-called Tobin tax on foreign exchange transactions has recently been postponed by 2016. This tax could cut BME’s volume by near 10%.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Tobin tax will be in place the beginning of 2016 at the latest despite the UK’s finance industry heavyweight challenge. The Spanish government called it a sensible and cautious measure. Crucial questions such as the level of tax or how to levy are still in the air.
MADRID | By The Corner Team | The Spanish market’s activity is reviving: after the continued rally of last weeks, the stock exchange reached a monthly historic record in its number of negotiations and traded 30% more than October 2012 –the highest figure in the last 27 months.
Financial analysts in Madrid warned that a ban on short selling would depress trading volumes even further while solving very little in terms of investor confidence…