DEFINITION of 'Madrid Fixed Income Market .MF '

The market used for trading Spain's public debt (central government, some regional governments, and some public-sector organizations) and other securities. It is part of the Madrid Stock Exchange, which is the largest securities market in Spain and one of the four members of the Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, an organization designed to streamline Spain's four major securities exchanges (Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and Bilbao).

BREAKING DOWN 'Madrid Fixed Income Market .MF '

Spain's 1988 incorporation into the European Monetary System transformed the Spanish Stock Exchange. In 1993 the Madrid Stock Exchange switched to all-electronic trading for fixed-income securities. In 1999 Spain's securities markets began trading in euros. Its regulatory body is the Spanish Stock Exchange Commission.

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