CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) today reported that second-quarter total revenues increased 26 percent to $814 million and operating income increased 29 percent to $515 million from the year-ago period. Second-quarter 2010 operating margin was 63 percent, up from 62 percent in second-quarter 2009. Operating margin is defined as operating income as a percentage of total revenues.
BME announced today it will overhaul its trading platform (SIBE) in order to offer greater capacity and flexibility for equity trading on the Spanish stock exchange. The new technological environment is designed to deal with the future growth of the stock market and the number of trades.
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) recorded a net profit of €84.4 million in the first half, up 4% over the same period the previous year, thus consolidating the positive trend followed in revenue, net profit and cost reduction. Stripping out extraordinary items, net profit for the first half increased by 17.7%.
On 21 July 2010, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange admitted to trading a bond issue, backed by
the state of Qatar, for a total amount issued of USD 3.5 billion.
Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) on 19 July 2010 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish mutually beneficial cooperation.
Nyse Euronext is set to launch a pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) for corporate bonds.
The exchange operator says the electronic platform - based on its Universal Trading Platform - will make it the first to respond to the specifications issued by the Cassiopeia Committee in April.
BM&FBOVESPA announces the conclusion of the issuance of USD 612 m in senior unsecured notes due 2020 in an offering exempt from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) will be clearing four new over-the-counter (OTC) Container Swap contracts starting from Monday, 2 August 2010.
Container trade has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the global freight industry, reaching a value of US$137 billion in 2008.
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) and Clearstream announced that the first European trade repository created by both partners will be called “REGIS-TR”. The system will collect and administer details of all OTC transactions reported by users and give market participants and regulators access to a consolidated global view of these OTC derivative positions – an overview that is currently not available but sought for by regulators. REGIS-TR is aimed at complying with transparency requirements of future European regulations.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) launches Streaming Pro, the latest real-time trading application to satisfy online trading customers, with double faster booting time, using new quick key techniques for faster transmission of trading orders. This application will support multi-market trading, or trade equities and futures on one application, with a clearer information display than before and a Thai menu.