Nov. 8, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd or HKEx<0388
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Earnings per share for the period were HK$0.93, 19% less than in the corresponding period of 2011.
In the third quarter of this year, the exchange operator saw its revenue decrease 13% from a year earlier to HK$1.69 billion.
Average daily turnover, the key factor of exchange revenue, plunged 36% YoY to HK$46.4 billion in the three-month period.
In the first nine months of 2012, HKEx saw its operation revenue decrease 8% YoY to HK$5.46 billion, while its net profit for the period down 16% YoY to HK$3.22 billion.