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
Rumors of yet another possible cross-border merger between two stock exchanges gathered pace on Friday, after a British newspaper reported that Singapore and London bourses are in takeover talks. Still, most analysts believe a deal is unlikely to materialize, because the benefits of a tie-up are simply not compelling.
Xavier Rolet, CEO at the London Stock Exchange, told CNBC that the LSE has the right balance of regulation and oversight and that liquidity and expertise continue to reside in London.
The euro zone is facing its darkest hour but will emerge more competitive than in the past, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange told CNBC on Friday, though he noted that smaller businesses are very important to Europe’s recovery.
NYSE Euronext and CME Group, the two US exchange groups, have submitted bids for the London Metal Exchange, valuing it at up to £1 billion and kicking off a contest for the commodities business, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.
CNBC's Rebecca Meehan reports the latest details on global markets from London.
CNBC's Rebecca Meehan reports the latest detail on market activity from the European markets.
Spain becomes the focus as euro debt fears return, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs. Meanwhile CNBC's Gary Kaminsky weighs in on the low interest rate environment. And CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks with Jeff Carter, independent trader, on the buzz at the CME.
European markets are closing marginally in positive territory, reports CNBC's Mandy Drury, but rising European bond yields cause concern.
European markets are down for the fourth straight session, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
CNBC's Mandy Drury says the European markets appear to have a flat close Wednesday.
European shares close down for a second day in a row, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the European market surge, pointing to key market-moving stocks. Meanwhile, John Taylor, of FX Concepts, explains why investors should short the euro.
European stocks close out around 8-month peaks, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
European stocks closed at their highest level in nearly eight months, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
The Squawk on the Street team have the rundown on the European markets as the trading session closes, including the looming deadline today for Greece's debt swap deal, the euro hitting session highs against the dollar, and the Italian and Spanish ten-year yields; with Bill Herr, Trader Wealth Management.
European markets close higher on Greek debt swap optimism. Markets rally over optimism about Greek deal. Fifty percent approval a key threshold for Greek debt swap. Banking stocks get a boost on the latest news from Greece. With Erik "Wolfman" Wilkinson, independent trader.
European markets end the day down across the board, on concerns about Greece. SocGen, Unicredit lead European banking shares lower. The IIF says a disorderly Greek default would cost the euro zone $1.3 trillion. The Greek Finance Minister says the bond swap offer is final. And euro zone economic output was down .3 percent in Q4 compared to Q3. With Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist.
European shares fall on renewed worries about Greek debt swap. BP shares rise on news of a $7.8 billion Gulf oil spill settlement. Euro zone retail sales rise .3 percent in January from December. Russia's Putin wins another Presidential term. Daimler says Mercedes-Benz sales up 20 percent in February vs. last year. With John Ryding, RDQ Economics.
European markets finish the week with a mixed results. Bank stocks are among the best performers. Analysts say ECB liquidity injection has eased fears, but the ECB's Draghi warns not to expect further injection of funds into banks. Spain intends to base 2012 budget on higher deficit target than stated earlier. With Jim Bianco, Bianco Research and Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the U.S. markets, which are up on good economic data. The S&P is up 9 percent on the year.