Euronext  First-Quarter Sales Rise 15.6%

NYSE Euronext said first quarter sales at its Euronext unit were 310.1 million euros ($421.6 million), up 15.6% from a year earlier, amid strong activity in both its cash and derivatives markets.

It said the quarter was one of the best ever for its cash markets, with the number of transactions rising to nearly 74 million from 57.7 million a year earlier.

Sales from cash trading were up 23.1% year-on-year, to 89.9 million euros.

Sales from derivatives trading were 115.3 million euros, up 17.9%. Sales from information services and settlement and custody activities also grew strongly, while sales from fixed income activities were 2.5% higher.