FRANKFURT Jan 2 Deutsche Boerse's
derivatives trading volumes fell 18 percent and turnover on cash
markets dropped 23 percent in 2012 after lower market volatility
Turnover on derivatives markets at subsidiary Eurex Group
fell to approximately 2.3 billion contracts, compared with 2.8
billion contracts in 2011, Deutsche Boerse said on Wednesday.
The exchange operator said that there were 1.16 trillion
euros ($1.54 trillion) of contracts on its cash markets in 2012,
down from 1.51 trillion euros in the previous year.
December's turnover on cash markets, including Xetra and
Tradegate, was 67.9 billion euros, down from 88.4 billion euros
In October Deutsche Boerse abandoned its 2012 revenue and
profit targets because lower euro zone market turbulence hit
($1 = 0.7553 euros)
(Reporting By Edward Taylor; Editing by David Goodman)