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Today's edition of the Saxo Morning Call features the SaxoStrats team discussing the continuing weakness of the US dollar as commodity prices recover ground and in the wake of key US equity indices hitting all-time highs Thursday.
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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