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  • Article / 18 March 2016 at 11:00 GMT

    What Germany doesn't want from the LSE merger

    What Germany doesn't want from the LSE merger
    While the Brexiters can't wait to leave the EU, the planned German-British merger of the respective stock exchanges brings London closer not only to continental Europe, but also the Eurozone. But in Frankfurt, influential figures are afraid of losing power to the City after the new headquarters open.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 01 March 2016 at 8:45 GMT

    NYSE owner plans counter bid for LSE

    Bloomberg
    Exchange and clearing house operator Intercontinental Exchange is planning a counter bid for the London stock exchange in an attempt to scuttle a merger with Deutsche Boerse, Bloomberg reports. ICE, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, is working with Morgan Stanley on a possible higher offer for LSE than the all-share merger between LSE and Deutsche Boerse proposed last month.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 23 February 2016 at 14:51 GMT

    LSE Group, Deutsche Boerse confirm merger talks

    Bloomberg
    Sources from London Stock Exchange Group Plc and Deutsche Boerse AG confirmed today that they are considering a merger of equals, reports Bloomberg. If the talks are successful, the merger would create one of the largest exchange firms in the world. The chief executive officers of both companies "are keen deal makers", says Bloomberg's John Detrixhe, adding that "Deutsche Boerse boss Carsten Kengeter spent $1.5 billion in less than 60 days at the helm of Europe’s largest derivatives exchange". Shares of both companies soared on the news, with LSE Group climbing by over 16% and Deutsche Boerse gaining 7.3%.
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  • Article / 13 November 2015 at 13:03 GMT

    Is London about to 'walk the plank'?

    Senior Editor / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Is London about to 'walk the plank'?
    A new report from the British Bankers' Association states that the UK needs to take "urgent measures" to protect London's status as a financial hub. Unfortunately for the BBA, however, the political current may not be in its favour.
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  • Video / 29 April 2015 at 7:12 GMT

    Jakobsen: UK election will leave little decided

    Steen Jakobsen
    It's the final full week of campaigning in the UK and the opinion polls have the two largest parties; Labour and the Conservatives neck and neck.
    Saxo Bank's Chief Economist Steen Jakobsen gives his thoughts and views on the possible outcomes of the most unpredictable British election for decades.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 14 April 2015 at 12:08 GMT

    China's on a roll — don't ignore it

    The Telegraph
    China's exports may have fallen by an alarming 15% last month, but if you thought the markets would take notice, then you'd better think again. The Shanghai Composite index has doubled in the last 12 months and gone from 3,000 to 4,000 since February and, while it is easy to dismiss this as a bubble, Matthew Lynn is not so sure. While we're used to the notion of China taking over the manufacturing world, it means we may also have to embrace the possibility that China could come to dominate financial markets — something for London, Frankfurt, Paris and perhaps even New York to think about if Shanghai continues its inexorable march. We can also expect Chinese firms to dominate financial markets and a worrying rise in volatility as financial hubs jockey for position in a more diverse world.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 06 March 2015 at 14:10 GMT

    LSE chief: Let the people share in the floats of tomorrow's tech stars

    The Independent
    The next UK government should open flotations to private investors so that they can share in the wealth created by the British tech revolution, the head of the London Stock Exchange said yesterday. “If there is going to be a new Google or Facebook in this country, or something big based around graphene, private investors should be able to share in it,” said Xavier Rolet, the chief executive of the LSE.“There is a tech and innovation revolution going on in this country and it should be made easier for those companies to raise money and easier for the public to invest in them," Mr Rolet told The Independent.
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