10 Feb '11, 3am

Battle of the bourses heats up

Battle of the bourses heats up

NEW YORK: The battle for supremacy among stock exchange operators heated up in a salvo of announcements: a merger between London and Toronto, and advanced talks by NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse. Within hours, the global landscape of exchanges shifted. The London Stock Exchange and its new Canadian partner TMX Group, which operates the Toronto exchange, unveiled a deal to create one of the world's biggest trading platforms, which will dominate the raw materials and energy sectors. Financial markets then heard from the transatlantic NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse, which manages the Frankfurt exchange, that they were in "advanced discussions" on a merger. That would create the world's largest securities exchange, with particular strength in derivatives markets. NYSE Euronext's equities markets, which include the New York, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam stock exchanges, ...

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