ASX Limited (ASX) announces its results for the half-year ending 31 December 2009. Normal net profit after tax of $170.6 million was achieved, a 0.8% decrease on the prior corresponding period (pcp) to 31 December 2008, but a 20.4% rise on the previous six months to 30 June 2009.
Based on preliminary figures published by the Company, Deutsche Börse AG generated earnings before interest, taxes and the impairment charge for US options exchange ISE of €1,053.4 million in 2009 (2008: €1,508.4 million). Including the ISE impairment charge of €415.6 million, EBIT amounted to €637.8 million. Sales revenue for the year was €2,061.7 million (2008: €2,455.1 million). The 16 percent decline was largely due to the reluctance of market participants to trade on the cash and derivatives markets as a result of the financial and economic crisis.
GAAP Net income of R$220.2 million increased 8.8% year-on-year, whereas adjusted net income of R$315.3 million.
4Q09 net revenues of R$424.8 million increased 19.5% from the same quarter one year ago (pro forma). In a comparison of the twelve months to December 2009, net revenues dropped 6.2% to R$1,502.5 million.
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) organised an informative meeting on Tuesday 16th February, to explain the changes that have been brought to the Listing Rules to position the SEM as an attractive venue for the listing of Global Funds and of Specialised Funds. The SEM is going through a strategic reorientation of its activities and gradually moving away from an equity-based domestic Exchange to a multi-product internationally oriented Exchange.
Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (“TOCOM” or the “Exchange”) announced that the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index market, which is planned to be opened on March 23, 2010, will be called “TOCOM NEXT” and the Exchange also released the below logo.
Singapore Exchange launched the “Trading Strategies Series” of articles for investors.
Aimed at making professional trading methods accessible to a wider group of investors, the “Trading Strategies Series” is part of investor education efforts by SGX to broaden the knowledge of market participants and over time, enhance market depth.
The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange – BM&FBOVESPA hereby informs that, due to the end of daylight saving time in Brazil and the beginning of daylight savings time in the United States, as of March 15th, 2010, both the equities and derivatives markets will operate under new trading hours. Until March 12th, equities markets will continue to trade from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced the launch of its Dynamic Annual Report, an enhanced NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions product providing companies with paperless shareholder communications technology. The Report features on-demand accessibility, social media sharing and embedded video capabilities.
Euroclear UK & Ireland will reduce its trade netting tariff as of 1 March 2010, having completed client consultations. Its combined trade netting and settlement fees, which currently represent less than 10% of the cost of a transaction on the London Stock Exchange, will decline to less than 5%.