|HKEx books HK$4.5b in earnings
Bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (0388) announced profits of HK$4.55 billion, up by 11 percent for the year ended December 31. Revenue was up by 26 percent to HK$8.13 billion.
HKEx declared a final dividend of HK$1.72 per share.
Basic earnings per share were HK$3.95.
In the primary market, IPOs in Hong Kong raised
HK$169 billion was raised by initial public offering, up by 88 per cent compared with 2012, the HKEx said. Capital was raised by 110 companies, compared with 64 in 2012.
The average daily turnover on the main board was HK$62.2 billion.
Derivatives turnover was the second best ever with total turnover of 130m contracts, an increase of about 9 percent from 2012, largely driven by strong trading in stock options and index futures and options, HKEx said.