Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)'s profit hit the $100m
mark in the third quarter for the first time in its history
amid the increasingly familiar chorus of analyst approval.
However, in contrast with its proposed merger partner, Chicago
Board of Trade (CBoT), CME reported only a small increase in
the controversial rate per contract for the period.
The exchange turned a profit of $103.8m after tax for the
third quarter, up 33.99% from $77.47m for the same period last
year. This was based on increased revenue, up 21.71% to $217m,
and a 28% increase in trading volume.
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