Nasdaq announced that it will buy International Securities Exchange, an options exchange operator, from Deutsche Boerse.
Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange target more than 3 million euros in cost synergies, according to Reuters' sources.
European markets posted solid gains by Friday's close, as investors cheered on the rally in mining stocks, a good U.S. jobs report and a recovery in oil prices.
London Stock Exchange, which is in talks to merge with Deutsche Boerse, reported a 31 percent rise in full-year adjusted pre-tax profit.
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) said on Tuesday it was considering making an offer for the London Stock Exchange Group, confirming recent speculation that an approach was imminent.
The Singapore Exchange has put in a bid to buy the Baltic Exchange, months after the LME made an approach to buy the storied London exchange.
A sharp decline in oil and metal prices dragged European equities deep into the red on Tuesday's close, as investors digested earnings and data.
European markets posted strong gains during Thursday's session, closing higher, after the Fed announced its first rate rise in almost a decade.
The first brokers to face prosecution in the global Libor investigation over allegations they helped traders to manipulate the rate will go on trial this week in London, the FT reports.
European equities closed higher, with investor sentiment boosted by a reshuffle of the team of Greek officials that are negotiating with its creditors.
Deutsche Bank will pay a $2.5 billion fine, and must fire certain employees who engaged in interest-rate rigging, New York state regulators say.
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Shares in Euronext started trading at 19.40 euros on Friday, 3 percent below the price set for its initial public offering.
Three leading news groups say they didn't transmit information about the Federal Reserve's decision not to taper before a designated embargo.
A few people in Chicago appear to have had access to the Fed's decision before anyone else in the Windy City.
European shares closed down on Friday, ending the week with a slight loss, after a choppy trading session which saw Rolls Royce and Daimler drag European bourses lower following analyst downgrades.
CBOE won a long-running court battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on two key stock market indexes.
India's BSE Ltd, the former Bombay Stock Exchange which has lost market share to rivals, has chosen 14 banks for a share offering planned for the first half of 2013.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, Nov 6- Investor confidence in U.S. equity markets is at an all-time low due to worries over the global economy and greater market complexity, NYSE Euronext's chief executive said on Tuesday after the company reported a 42 percent drop in quarterly profit.
NYSE said on Tuesday it was ahead of schedule in a $250 million cost-cutting plan launched earlier this year, although savings had yet to show through on the bottom line as revenue fell faster than costs.