A Bad 2002, But Fresh Hope For Asian Exchanges This Year

ORGANIZATION AND STRATEGY

Asian exchanges may soon be enjoying an upturn in revenues from their information services, reversing a declining trend. Exchange data fees are often cut first when financial firms hit troubled times, but market data consultants are optimistic that an upturn is imminent in line with the recent improvement in stock markets.

Keiren Harris, managing director of business consultancy Information Concepts, says: "Revenues are bottoming out and if the markets do genuinely turn around, revenues from

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