• Swedish Regulator Clears Nasdaq Bid for OMX Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 7:32 AM ET

    Sweden's Financial Supervisory Authority (FI) said on Thursday U.S. exchange Nasdaq was qualified to be an owner of Nordic exchange firm OMX.

  • European Stocks Finish Higher on Credit Markets Relief Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 12:00 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher Wednesday as investors shrugged off a sharp drop in U.S. durable goods figures for August, and concerns over tightness in the credit market eased on news the Bank of England received no bids for its liquidity injection.

  • Nasdaq, Dubai Near Control of OMX After Bid Boost Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

    Nasdaq and Borse Dubai, aiming to muscle out potential rival bidders, boosted an offer for OMX to $4.9 billion on Wednesday and pushed close to a majority stake in the Nordic exchange group.

  • LSE Says to Report Strong First Half, Merger On Track Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 4:27 AM ET

    The London Stock Exchange said in a trading statement on Tuesday it would report very strong first-half results and was very close to completing its merger with Borsa Italiana.

  • Wall Street Moves To The Middle East Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 11:11 AM ET

    Dubai has taken new steps toward becoming a true global financial powerhouse, buying 20% stakes in the Nasdaq and London Stock Exchange as higher oil has given the Gulf state even more money to invest. But why are exchanges so attractive to Middle East investors?

  • European stocks closed broadly lower Thursday as profit-taking set in and the financial sector took another hit.

  • Nasdaq, Borse Dubai Reach Deal on OMX, Qatar Steps In Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 8:04 AM ET

    Stock market operator Nasdaq and Borse Dubai joined forces on Thursday with a deal allowing Nasdaq to buy Nordic markets operator OMX and create "a global financial marketplace" which also sees Borse Dubai take key stakes in both the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

  • Nasdaq Shares Halted Amid M&A Speculation Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 3:46 PM ET

    Shares of the Nasdaq Stock Market were halted on Wednesday pending a news announcement.

  • Stocks Surge, Dow Ends Up 335 on Fed Rate Cut Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks closed with big gains as investors cheered the Fed's decision to cut interest rates deeper than expected. "The Fed gave us a little more than most of us had expected -- they are looking at the future and the U.S. economy is weakening -- I think that's why equities are responding to the upside," said Robert Doll, chief investment officer at BlackRock.

  • Nasdaq Mulls Selling Stake: WSJ Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 4:42 AM ET

    Nasdaq has weighed selling a piece of itself to an overseas investor to help it seal a deal to buy Nordic exchange operator OMX, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Qatar Is Close to Buying LSE Stake: Media Reports Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | 9:23 PM ET

    Qatar's state investment fund is close to buying Nasdaq's 31% stake in the London Stock Exchange Group, newspaper reports said on Sunday.

  • Nasdaq Says May Raise OMX Bid to Fight Borse Dubai Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 10:18 AM ET

    U.S. exchange Nasdaq held out the possibility on Friday of boosting an offer for exchange group OMX currently worth $3.8 billion as it competes with a higher all-cash bid from Borse Dubai.

  • European stocks closed in the positive territory Thursday, helped by encouraging signs in credit markets.

  • Temasek Shuns Nasdaq's Stake in LSE: Sources Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 7:49 AM ET

    Singapore's Temasek became the latest investor to lose interest in buying Nasdaq's 31% stake in the London Stock Exchange, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Qatar May Team Up with Italians for LSE Bid: Report Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 1:56 AM ET

    The Qatari Investment Authority is considering teaming up with three Italian partners to win over Nasdaq's 31% stake in the London Stock Exchange, Italian daily Il Sole 24Ore reported.

  • European Stocks End Mixed, Banking Sector Rebounds Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    European stocks closed mixed on Monday in thin trading because of a national holiday in the U.S. and on anticipation of a busy week.

  • Qatar Interested in Nasdaq's LSE Stake: Report Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 2:27 AM ET

    Representatives of the Qatari Investment Authority have indicated a willingness to pay as much as 15 pounds ($30)  a share for Nasdaq's 31% percent stake in the London Stock Exchange the Sunday Times newspaper said.

  • Stocks Finish August with a Bush-Bernanke Rally Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 5:58 PM ET

    Stocks rallied after President Bush outlined his plan to help distressed homeowners, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed will act as needed to address credit concerns.

  • Borse Dubai Secures $3.5 Billion to Fund OMX Bid Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 10:02 AM ET

    Borse Dubai has secured funding of as much as $5.3 billion to finance its takeover bid for Nordic stock exchange company OMX, a person familiar with the matter said.

  • Fed Still The Focus For Markets Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    Stocks are striking a sour note before the open, with market talk focused full force on the Fed.Traders are also watching a Fed report, due at 10 a.m. New York time on the amount of commercial paper outstanding. Second quarter GDP, released this morning, was revised to 4% from 3.4%.