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.
Deutsche Börse AG published its preliminary figures for the fourth quarter and the financial year 2012 on Tuesday. Net revenue declined by 9 per cent in financial year 2012 to €1,932.3 million (2011: €2,121.4 million) due to the challenging market environment. As a result of historically low key interest rates, net interest income from the banking business decreased to €52.0 million (2011: €75.1 million), in spite of higher average customer cash deposits.
ASX will expand its global network connectivity through the launch of ASX Net Global, a cost-effective, low latency network for global customers to connect to the ASX and ASX 24 trading platforms and to the full range of services located in the ASX Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC).
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, to provide Investor Relations Services to its listed companies, as part of its Value Added Services (X-Value) bouquet.
Trading in euro futures on the Istanbul Traded Index (IBTX in EUR) started on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The joint index of the stock exchanges of Istanbul and Wien has been calculated since September of last year and enjoys wide international recognition.
Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace, announced that it has received confirmation from the South Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) to offer its full suite of products in South Korea without objection. Eurex has already established a very successful cooperation with the Korea Exchange (KRX), the Eurex/KRX Link. The new possibility of a direct membership will further enhance the Eurex/KRX cooperation and strengthen the ties between Korean and German financial markets.