Xavier Rolet, CEO of LSE, comments on the exchange's full-year earnings, the U.K.'s "excellent" IPO performance in the past 12 months and the government's repeal of the financial transaction tax.» Read More
Sir Thomas Harris, vice chairman of Standard Chartered, tells CNBC that the UK ratings downgrade was a disappointment but the financial services sector in Britain is incredibly agile and versatile.
Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, gives CNBC a technical look at sterling's recent strength, as well as the FTSE's five day decline.
Nearly three years after Britain's Conservative-led government vowed to restore the country to financial health, the economy looks stuck in a rut and could already be in its third recession since 2008.
*Nasdaq held talks with Carlyle, Hellman& Friedman. Feb 15- Long frustrated about the low market valuation of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, the exchange operator's management is debating various ideas, ranging from further diversification to radical steps like going private or eventually splitting up the company, said several people familiar with the situation.
In tough times poverty stricken rural Romanian farm owners sell their old workhorses to slaughterhouses to make a little extra cash, and begin a process whereby horsemeat winds up on the dinner table.
Nat Rothschild, Co-founder of Bumi stepped up the bitter battle for control of the Indonesia-focused miner, attacking both the board for its inaction and CEO Nick von Schirnding for "embellishing his CV."
*Nasdaq OMX has said would "take a look" at Euronext. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Jan 10- I ntercontinentalExchange would consider selling Euronext as an alternative to floating it if bids for the European stock market emerge during ICE's planned $8.2 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext, three sources close to the exchange said.