ASX operates Australia’s primary national securities exchange. The main operating activity is to provide a market for trading and pricing equities and derivatives (such as options, futures and warrants) and the clearing and settlement of ASX traded securities and debt securities (such as government bonds).
ASX recorded positive revenue growth across all seven divisions in the first half fiscal 2014. New listings and increased trading activity across equities and derivatives underpinned solid group revenue growth of 8%. Demand for non-volume related earnings such as market information and connectivity also get a lift from increased confidence and activity.