VSE: US Interest Rate Decision Likely to Increase Appeal of Austrian Stocks

PeopleExecutives ♦ Published: December 18, 2015; 14:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Vienna Stock Exchange can look back at a year of solid developments on the stock market in 2015. The uptrend in equity trading volumes has now been sustained for more than two years: trading volumes were up by 24.3%; the ATX gained 11.20%, and innovations in bond trading were the highlights of the year. Market capitalization on the Vienna Stock Exchange reached EUR 86.28 billion in December 2015. This was a gain of 7.86% over the year-end figure of 2014.

Kuras and Buhl: We have two years of robust trading volumes behind us / Picture: © Wiener Börse AG

“We have two years of robust trading volumes behind us, driven by the strong interest of international investors. Trading volumes on the Vienna Stock Exchange have reached a stable, sustainable level this year. Despite the size of the Austrian market, we saw a steady rise in liquidity - this is a pleasing development. We will see trading volumes at around the same level in the coming…