Aug. 10, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd or HKEx<0388
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Earnings per share for the period were HK$0.99. An interim dividend of HK$1.85 per share was declared, less than HK$2.16 in the same period of last year.
In the second quarter, the exchange operator saw its revenue decrease 8% YoY from HK$2.07 billion to HK$1.9 billion.
Average daily turnover, the key factor of exchange revenue, plunged 29% YoY from HK$71.1 billion to HK$50.2 billion in the three-month period.
In the first half of 2012, HKEx saw its net profit down 14% YoY from HK$2.58 billion to HK$2.22 billion.