The Global Reporting Initiative will officially launch its Focal Point South Africa at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange next week, with a mission to make sustainability reporting standard practice for companies and organizations in South Africa and the wider region.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Manila Philippines, the Korea Exchange(KRX) and the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) signed a contract to export KRX's cutting-edge Market Surveillance System to the Philippine markets. This contract was signed by KRX Chairman & CEO Bongsoo Kim and Philippine SEC Chairperson Teresita J. Herbosa. This is the second event that KRX has exported its IT systems to the Philippines in the wake of the Capital Markets Integrity Corporation(CMIC)-subsidiary of Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) - contract.
The Board submits the Group’s consolidated results for the year ended 31 December 2012.
The Qatar Exchange announced the launch of the “Sponsored Access” and the “Liquidity Provider” facilities, whereby the first activity will allow Sponsoring Members to provide eligible customers (Sponsored Participants) direct access to the trading system of Qatar Exchange, while the second activity will enable members to submit LP applications for the QE 20 index-constituent securities in accordance with the governing rules.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) will deliver real-time stock market data to Google Finance. This marks the first time live SGX data is available on an international public finance website.
BME reported net profit of €135.5 million in 2012, down 12.7% year-on-year. The fourth quarter of 2012 closed with adjusted profit of €30.4 million, a year-on-year decline of 17.2%.
Operating costs in the quarter were down 2.4% to €23.7 million, putting total 2012 operating costs at €98.9 million, a slight increase of 0.6% from the costs posted in 2011 and clearly below the annual rate of inflation.
In 2012 revenue totalled €296.2 million, down 7.8% on 2011. In the fourth quarter, revenue came in at €67 million, down 12.8% from the same period in 2011.
The Warsaw Stock Exchange announces the successful completion of the acceptance process of the trading system UTP. As an important element of the process, functional and technical acceptance tests have been completed with a positive outcome. The completion of this stage of the project means that the new trading system has entered the last phase of preparations before the production launch on 15 April 2013.
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange has now announced its cooperation with Altus on the development of the market infrastructure for European investment funds.
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is creating a market infrastructure, which will provide services to substantially support, facilitate and standardize the cross-border distribution of funds.
WSE Group’s consolidated results for 2012 (PolPX results consolidated as of March 2012):
- Sales revenues: PLN 273.8 million (+1.9% YoY)
- Operating profit: PLN 125.3 million (-6.3% YoY)
- Net profit: PLN 106.2 million (-20.8% YoY)
- EPS: PLN 2.52 (PLN 3.19 in 2011)
BM&FBOVESPA S.A. (BVMF3) reported fourth quarter earnings ending December 31, 2012. Higher volumes in both equities and derivatives segments coupled with disciplined expense management resulted in solid revenue growth and improved operating performance year-over-year.