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  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 12- CME Group Inc said on Tuesday it has received notice from the Federal Reserve that it is authorized to open an account at the U.S. central bank, allowing it to better safeguard cash deposited by its traders. CME, which operates one of the world's biggest derivatives clearinghouses and several exchanges including the Chicago Mercantile...

  • *Euronext keen to boost size to stay competitive in Europe. LONDON/ PARIS, March 17- European stock exchange operator Euronext NV is considering acquisitions to help it stay competitive after Deutsche Boerse AG and London Stock Exchange Group Plc agreed to merge in a $30 billion deal, according to people familiar with the matter. With a market value of about 2.6...

  • *Euronext keen to boost size to stay competitive in Europe. LONDON/ PARIS, March 17- European stock exchange operator Euronext NV is considering acquisitions to help it stay competitive after Deutsche Boerse AG and London Stock Exchange Group Plc agreed to merge in a $30 billion deal, according to people familiar with the matter. With a market value of about 2.6...

  • The two companies will seek to overcome the kind of regulatory concerns that scuppered Deutsche Boerse's attempt to merge with NYSE Euronext four years ago, a deal blocked because it would have created a near-monopoly on exchange-traded derivatives in Europe. They could argue there is less overlap between certain business lines in any one region, namely...

  • March 3- New York Stock Exchange owner Intercontinental Exchange Inc's potential offer for the London Stock Exchange could include a proposal to spin off the LSE's Italian business and French clearing arm, a person familiar with the matter said. LSE is already considering spinning off Paris- based Clearnet SA, the Financial Times reported, citing people...

  • *Hong Kong bourse keeping close eye on LSE/Deutsche Boerse deal. March 2- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd said it isn't actively looking for acquisition targets, even as it is keeping a close eye on a proposed bid for London Stock Exchange by Deutsche Boerse. HKEx is "pretty busy" with its China strategy and organic growth, but will look at potential...

  • *CME also considering bid for LSE- Bloomberg. March 1- New York Stock Exchange owner ICE said it may make a rival bid for London Stock Exchange, raising the prospect of a takeover battle with Deutsche Boerse and lifting LSE shares to a record high on Tuesday. LSE Chief Executive Xavier Rolet has been one of the most vocal advocates of consolidation.

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 1- European shares rose on Tuesday, with exchange operator London Stock Exchange boosted by speculation of a possible bidding war and auto stocks helped by continued weakness in the euro. "With ICE now also being interested, it looks... more likely for a deal to be done," said Charles Hanover Investments partner Dafydd Davies.

  • *CME also considering bid for LSE- Bloomberg. March 1- New York Stock Exchange owner ICE said it may make a rival bid for London Stock Exchange, raising the prospect of a takeover battle with Deutsche Boerse and lifting LSE shares to a record high on Tuesday. Atlanta- based Intercontinental Exchange Inc said it had not yet approached LSE and may not pursue a deal at all,...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 1- European shares rose on Tuesday, with exchange operator London Stock Exchange boosted by speculation of a possible bidding war and auto stocks helped by continued weakness in the euro. "With ICE now also being interested, it looks... more likely for a deal to be done," said Charles Hanover Investments partner Dafydd Davies.

  • Shares in LSEG, which had a market capitalisation of $13 billion as on Monday, rose as much as 8.8 percent to a record high of 2914 pence on Tuesday morning. ICE is planning a counter bid for LSEG in an attempt to scuttle a merger with Deutsche Boerse, Bloomberg reported earlier on Monday citing sources. Atlanta- based ICE must make an offer for LSEG no later than March...

  • March 1- Exchange and clearing house operator Intercontinental Exchange Inc said it was considering making an offer for London Stock Exchange Group Plc. No approach has been made to the board of LSEG, and no decision has been made yet as to whether to pursue such an offer, ICE said in a statement. ICE is planning a counter bid for LSEG in an attempt to scuttle a merger...

  • *Baltic says holding discussions with several parties. *SGX puts in preliminary bid for Baltic Exchange. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 26- The Baltic Exchange confirmed on Friday it had received a number of "exploratory approaches" after the Singapore Exchange Ltd revealed it was seeking to buy the business which has been the hub of the global shipping market for...

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 26- Singapore Exchange Ltd said it was in talks to buy the Baltic Exchange, the hub of the global shipping market, a purchase aimed at shoring up the Southeast Asian exchange operator's derivatives business. Other potential bidders include CME Group, ICE and Platts, sources had earlier told Reuters. CME, ICE and Platts declined to comment, as...

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 26- Singapore Exchange Ltd said it had submitted an initial offer to buy the Baltic Exchange, the hub of the global shipping market, a move aimed at shoring up the Southeast Asian exchange operator's business. Other potential bidders include CME Group, ICE and Platts, sources had earlier told Reuters. CME, ICE and Platts declined to comment, as...

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 25- The Baltic Exchange, the hub of the global shipping market, has held talks with potential buyers including Singapore Exchange Ltd, months after the London Metal Exchange made an approach to buy it, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. In October, sources said the London Metal Exchange had informally approached the London- based...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 23- Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange are making a third attempt at a merger that would create a European trading powerhouse that could better compete against U.S. rivals encroaching on their turf. The deal would combine the LSE's share-trading operation with the derivatives trading of Deutsche Boerse's Eurex in a group worth...

  • *LSE confirms holding detailed talks on merger. FRANKFURT, Feb 23- Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange are taking a fresh run at a merger that would create a European trading powerhouse, in a bid to take on ICE, the U.S. exchange making in-roads into Europe. Nearly 16 years after their first attempt to merge, the London and Frankfurt exchanges confirmed they...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 23- Shareholders of clearinghouse Cetip SA Mercados Organizados are expected to accept the sweetened offer from Brazil's biggest exchange operator, BM&FBovespa SA, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said foreign shareholders in Cetip, which it had spoken with but did not name, were likely to accept the new offer...

  • Net income attributable to CME dropped to $291.7 million, or 86 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $306.5 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier, as average daily volumes fell 11 percent. Excluding items, the company earned 92 cents per share, topping analysts' expectations for 90 cents. CME, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago...