CME volumes and income up by a third

The CME also saw a 31% year-on-year surge in income for the second quarter this year. The increase was driven by strong volume growth in the exchange's benchmark products, particularly on its electronic trading platform Globex, as well as continued growth from the clearing processing agreement with the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), implemented in March last year.

Net revenues climbed to a record $187 million for Q2, compared with $142.4 million for the same period of 2003, while net income w