The UK should block any attempt by Germany to shift the headquarters of the London Stock Exchange to Frankfurt after it merges with rival Deutsche Boerse, an MP has said.
Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange (LSE) agreed to combine in a $30 billion (€27bn) deal to create a European trading powerhouse better able to compete with US rivals encroaching on their turf.
The London Stock Exchange is in talks over a possible £20 billion merger with Germany's Deutsche Boerse to create one of the biggest exchange companies in the world.
Britain scored a rare victory in its bid to challenge European Union powers over the City of London as EU judges sided with the UK in a clash with the European Central Bank on clearinghouses.
A technical glitch halted trading on Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives market, for about 60 minutes, adding to this month’s tally of exchange breakdowns following a three-hour shutdown of the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Many of the world’s largest investment banks have been accused of secretly acting together to maintain fees they made from financial products known as credit derivatives.
News that Spain's economy entered another recession renewed worries about the fragility of Europe's finances today and nudged stocks lower on Wall Street last night.
DEUTSCHE Boerse won US antitrust approval to buy NYSE Euronext in a $9 billion deal to create the world’s No 1 exchange operator, but the transaction still faces serious regulatory headwinds in Europe.
German stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse is to begin selling shares in publicly quoted Irish companies later this year.
Royal Dutch Shell, Dong Energy and Scottish Power have cancelled a joint British wind-energy project, the Sunday Times said.
German financial regulators are to investigate after shares of car maker Volkswagen soared an eye-popping 82%, a day after a similar surge.
German financial regulators are to investigate after shares of car maker Volkswagen jumped an eye-popping 82% today, a day after a similar surge.
THE Irish Stock Exchange renewed its agreement to use Deutsche Boerse’s stock-trading and clearing technology by two years through 2012.
GERMAN stocks gained for the first day in three, paced by BASF, Allianz and Deutsche Post after the companies reported earnings that topped analysts’ estimates.
GERMAN stocks declined after a report showed US consumer prices rose more than forecast. RWE and ThyssenKrupp paced the retreat.
New York’s Nasdaq today looked set to retain its stake in the London Stock Exchange, despite the crushing defeat for its £2.7bn (€4bn) takeover offer.
Nasdaq set its hostile takeover of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in motion today when it posted its £2.7bn (€4bn) offer to shareholders.
The Nasdaq bid to takeover the London Stock Exchange (LSE) turned hostile tonight after its £2.7bn (€4bn) bid was rejected.
New York stock exchange Nasdaq tabled a £2.7bn (€4bn) takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) today.
GERMAN stocks declined for the first day in six, paced by Deutsche Boerse after Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings agreed to buy CBOT Holdings to create the world’s largest derivatives exchange.
IRISH Stock Exchange (ISE) chief executive Tom Healy said yesterday that the Dublin market was too small for an initial public offering, adding that it was in no hurry to consolidate.
The New York Stock Exchange is to buy Euronext for about $10bn (€7.8bn) in cash and stock, creating the first transatlantic securities market in a deal that would pressure rival exchanges to consolidate.
London Stock Exchange boss Clara Furse today insisted the company would only agree to a takeover deal if it boosted the growth of the business.
Wall Street closed moderately lower today after worries about the impact of high oil prices on the economy triggered a late-day drop, erasing an earlier moderate advance.
The widely anticipated bounce in London share prices finally materialised today putting back some of the billions wiped out in recent plunges.
A tie-up between two former suitors of the London Stock Exchange looked on the cards today after a proposed merger between New York and Paris was launched.
Investors had fresh cause for celebration today after London’s second-tier FTSE 250 Index broke through the 10,000 landmark for the first time.
The London Stock Exchange hinted today that it would refuse any takeover offer pitched at £3bn (€4.3bn) after US rival Nasdaq snapped up 15% of its shares.
Strong gains for mining, oil and banking stocks powered the FTSE 100 Index back above the 6000 barrier today.
The value of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) soared today as the City banked on a bidding war following an approach from United States operator Nasdaq.
THE New York Stock Exchange is understood to be considering launching a bid for its London counterpart.
The New York Stock Exchange was today understood to be considering launching a bid for its London counterpart.
THE Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) is more likely to be involved in partnership agreements than be taken over by a bigger player as European markets consolidate, its chief executive said yesterday.
AUSTRALIAN bank Macquarie went hostile yesterday with a €2.2 billion (£1.5bn) takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange that its target has already rejected as “derisory.”
Australian bank Macquarie went hostile today with a £1.5bn (€2.2bn) takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange that its target has already rejected as “derisory”.
THE London Stock Exchange (LSE) was yesterday facing the prospect of a second takeover approach from the Australian investment bank Macquarie.
The London Stock Exchange today dismissed a £1.48bn (€2.2bn) takeover proposal from an Australian bank as derisory and lacking any commercial sense.
THE London Stock Exchange was reported to have held talks with Swedish counterpart OMX about a merger and other potential tie-ups.
The London Stock Exchange was today reported to have held talks with Swedish counterpart OMX about a merger and a range of other potential tie-ups.
THE battle for control of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) could jump into life this week after the Australian bank leading the chase appointed Goldman Sachs as financial advisor.
The battle for the London Stock Exchange intensified today when an Australian bank confirmed it was mulling over a takeover bid.
The takeover of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) by two rival operators would “substantially lessen competition”, a regulatory body warned today.
THE British competition watchdog yesterday ordered a probe into rival takeover plans for the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Rebel shareholders could force the last remaining suitor for the London Stock Exchange to walk away from a takeover, it was reported today.
SHARES in the London Stock Exchange fell 8% yesterday after Deutsche Boerse scrapped its £1.35 billion takeover proposal and fears grew that a rival suitor may also walk away.
London shares closed in the red today as investors responded coolly to a major acquisition by BAE Systems and the end of Deutsche Boerse’s bid for the London Stock Exchange.
Shares in the London Stock Exchange fell 8% today after Deutsche Boerse scrapped its £1.35bn (€1.95bn) takeover proposal and fears grew that a rival suitor may also walk away.
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