ASX lifts first-half profit

Group credits improved global economy, uplift in listings activity; calls for '10-year game plan' for sector.

ASX (ASX) has posted a strong lift in first-half profit, buoyed by improved global economic conditions and an uplift in listings activity in Australia, as it called for a "10-year game plan" across the financial services sector.

In the six months to December 31, the bourse operator posted a net profit of $189.6 million, a 10.8% improvement on the $171.1 million recorded in the previous corresponding period.

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