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      London Stock Exchange shares drop after ICE rules out bid

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    1. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Sliding dollar wipes out sterling's EU vote woes

      The pound is on a tear, and it’s not because sterling traders are Leicester City fans. The currency has now pretty much...

    2. April 29, 2016

      European clearers pass first continent-wide stress tests

      Europe’s clearing houses have passed their first continent-wide stress tests as regulators tighten their analysis of...

    3. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Europe's clearing houses pass stress tests

      Europe’s clearing houses have passed their first continent-wide stress tests as regulators tighten their analysis of...

    4. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      CME grabs record revenues from bumper trading volumes

      Record revenue poured into CME Group as the world’s biggest futures exchange harvested bumper trading volumes and fees...

    5. April 27, 2016

      ICE’s $650m Trayport deal set for lengthy probe

      Intercontinental Exchange faces a lengthy delay to integrate its $650m purchase of Trayport, an electronic energy...

    6. April 27, 2016

      Tradition to launch collateral trading

      Tradition, the Swiss interdealer broker, is to launch a new collateral trading platform from next month that aims to...

    7. April 26, 2016

      Industry warning as Europe overhauls market definitions

      European markets rules designed to tighten regulation of high-frequency trading may ensnare investors who simply use...

    8. April 26, 2016

      Job Moves: who is hiring and where

      The latest job moves in the trading industry and coverage of people making the news in the world’s financial capitals...

    9. April 22, 2016

      Quick View: Bats follows exchange playbook with data push

      Bats Global Markets has banished memories of its ill-fated IPO four years ago. Now investors have to weigh up what the...

    10. April 20, 2016

      Deutsche Börse and LSE plan to link clearing houses

      Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange Group are planning to link their clearing houses at the heart of their...

    11. April 18, 2016

      FCA study on high-frequency trading provides few answers

      A paper by the UK markets regulator appeared to have a definitive answer to one of modern trading’s most cryptic...

    12. April 14, 2016

      Europe to conduct clearing house stress tests

      European markets regulators are to conduct their first stress tests for clearing houses at the end of April,...

    13. April 8, 2016

      BM&F Bovespa sells CME stake ahead of planned Cetip purchase

      BM&F Bovespa has sold its 4 per cent stake in CME Group, the US futures exchange operator, as the Brazilian group...

    14. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Two traders fined over gold spoofing

      A US financial regulator has slapped two more traders with fines in a widening crackdown on “spoofing,” a form of...

    15. April 5, 2016

      Derivative investors doubt benefits of LSE-Deutsche Börse tie-up

      Deutsche Börse’s $20bn combination with the London Stock Exchange Group promises an “industry-defining combination” but...

    16. March 30, 2016

      Australia to end ASX clearing monopoly

      Canberra is ending the Australian Securities Exchange monopoly on equity clearing and relaxing ownership restrictions...

    17. March 29, 2016

      IEX’s ambitions to test SEC’s rules

      Caught between a desire to promote competition and apply their own rules, the main regulator of the US equity market...

    18. March 29, 2016

      LSE chief Xavier Rolet warns rivals must adapt as markets reshape

      The London Stock Exchange Group says its rivals have to adapt to rapidly changing global financial markets or face...

    19. March 27, 2016

      FT City Network: Examining the future of the LSE after a merger

      Deutsche Börse’s merger with the London Stock Exchange will either end the independence of the LSE on its own, or...

    20. March 27, 2016

      City of London split over LSE-Deutsche Börse merger

      The prospective sale of the London Stock Exchange Group to a foreign rival has split the City of London elite, with...

    21. March 21, 2016

      Lance Uggla: Markit force driving the mega-merger with IHS

      Markit’s mega-merger with IHS to create a $13bn data provider based in London bears all the hallmarks of Lance Uggla,...

    22. March 21, 2016

      SEC interpretation could lead to IEX copycats

      A new interpretation of rules at the centre of the US equity market has raised the prospect of other trading venues...

    23. March 21, 2016

      FTSE 100 ticks higher after noon auction

      The FTSE 100 rose modestly after the London Stock Exchange’s introduction on Monday of a brief midday auction designed...

    24. March 16, 2016

      LSE-Deutsche Börse merger is ICE’s to disrupt

      Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange are sticking to their script: the combination will be a nil-premium merger...

    25. March 16, 2016

      Market casts eye over Deutsche Börse-LSE tie-up details

      The formal publication of the London Stock Exchange Group’s tie-up with Deutsche Börse allowed investors, users and...

    26. March 16, 2016

      London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse unveil deal

      The London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse have unveiled a deal to combine, a move they hope will fight off...

    27. March 16, 2016

      Profile: Xavier Rolet

      For the last few years Xavier Rolet has built his reputation as the man who restored the fortunes of the London Stock...

    28. March 16, 2016

      LSE and Deutsche Börse tie-up: The risks to the grand visions

      It is the job of financial analysts to see the small picture. So in considering the merits of Deutsche Börse’s planned...

    29. March 16, 2016

      Exchange merger set to raise temperatures in Florida

      The redrawing of the global exchange landscape and its potential fallout is set to dominate the agenda as the global...

    30. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      Nasdaq to buy options operator ISE for $1.1bn

      Nasdaq OMX Group on Wednesday revealed plans to buy an options exchange operator from Deutsche Börse for $1.1bn as its...

    31. March 9, 2016

      The death and rebirth of the stock exchange

      The clue as to why the London Stock Exchange has risen sevenfold in value in the past seven years is not contained in...

    32. March 8, 2016

      LSE and Deutsche Börse to pledge up to $7bn of capital savings

      Banks and investors will be promised up to $7bn in efficiency savings on trading when Deutsche Börse and the London...

    33. March 6, 2016

      BoE set to review market risk managers

      The Bank of England is set to review operations of the market risk managers at the heart of the bid for the London...

    34. March 6, 2016

      Exchanges merger will settle London versus Frankfurt fight

      Sometimes in Europe, market forces settle matters where politics has hit an impasse.  It happened when the eurozone...

    35. March 4, 2016

      Exchange consolidation puts clearing house risk in the spotlight

      Companies and dignitaries invited to open trading on the London Stock Exchange undertake a particular ritual. Amid an...

    36. March 4, 2016

      London Stock Exchange underlines its appeal with profit jump

      The London Stock Exchange Group underlined its appeal to suitors by revealing a sharp jump in profits as the UK company...

    37. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      LSE reiterates case for Deutsche Börse tie-up

      The London Stock Exchange is putting on a handsome display while it is circled by potential suitors, with its results...

    38. March 3, 2016

      ICE move for LSE could include spin-off of Borsa Italiana

      A potential bid by Intercontinental Exchange for the London Stock Exchange Group could include spinning off the UK...

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