Deutsche Börse Group presented its results for the second quarter of 2010 on Tuesday. Following a stable first quarter, the Company recorded significant growth in sales revenue and earnings in Q2. Sales revenue rose by 9 percent year-on-year to €564.4 million. Total costs in the second quarter of 2010 amounted to €356.0 million. Adjusted for restructuring expenses of €82.0 million for the measures to increase operating efficiency, costs amounted to €274.0 million and were down significantly on the level recorded in 2009. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) totaled €257.4 million. Adjusted for restructuring expenses, EBIT was €338.4 million, a substantial increase as against previous quarters.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) today said its derivatives market will introduce various enhancements from 30 August including an extension of trading hours.
The international derivatives exchange Eurex today announced that it will launch futures and options on Xetra-Gold, the leading exchange-traded commodity (ETC) in Germany by order book turnover. The new gold contracts are set to launch on 28 September 2010.
BM&FBOVESPA has just announced the 2010 second quarter earnings.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange, announced today that they are partnering to launch the SGX EURO STOXX 50 Index futures and options on futures for the first time in Asia. The partnership is based on a license agreement between the global index provider STOXX Limited and SGX.
NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced that it is creating the first pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) for corporate bonds, making it the first market operator to respond to the specifications issued by the Cassiopeia Committee on 26 April 2010.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) has signed an agreement to acquire SMARTS Group, the world-leading technology provider of market surveillance solutions to exchanges, regulators and brokers. This acquisition is part of NASDAQ OMX’s strategy to diversify its commercial technology business and enter the broker surveillance and compliance market. SMARTS will be part of the NASDAQ OMX Market Technology business, which delivers technology to over 70 marketplaces in more than 50 countries.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is developing a trading system in close cooperation with brokerages that will support all securities products and smoothly connect with foreign exchanges. This new system will support the needs of domestic and foreign investors, increasing business opportunities for securities companies, and enhancing the Thai capital market competitiveness in the global arena, according to the SET IT Master Plan.
Foreign ownership of shares listed on the Spanish stock exchange continues increasing and now accounts for 40% of the value of Spanish listed shares, according to the latest report on share ownership structure in Spain recently released by BME’S Research Department with data as of 31 December 2009. This figure, which is 7.5 basis points higher than that at year-end 2006, is the highest on record. Since this data started being collected in 1992, share ownership by non-resident investors has never dropped below 30%, as a result of the ambitious two-decade process of integration of the Spanish economy into the international arena and evidence of non-resident investors’ trust in the Spanish equity markets.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the London Metal Exchange (LME) today said they are jointly developing cash-settled mini monthly metals futures contracts to be traded and cleared through SGX.