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  • SHANGHAI, April 1- China and Hong Kong stocks were little changed at the open on Friday, but edged lower as investors weighed the impact of S&P's downgrade of the outlook for the country's economy versus unexpected growth in China's March manufacturing activity. Rating agency S&P on Thursday cut its outlook for China's sovereign credit rating to negative from...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Nasdaq Inc is in negotiations with several brokers to host and run their private stock trading venues, or dark pools, within its data center, two of the exchange operator's executives said on Thursday. There are nearly 40 of the broker-run alternative trading systems in the United States that compete with 12 public exchanges, including Nasdaq...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has met with Wall Street credit rating agencies this week, telling them Michigan's economy is doing "very well" in the face of a lowered credit outlook, Snyder said on Thursday. "Michigan economically is doing very well." Two weeks ago, just before Michigan's most recent bond offering, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq Inc would consider acquiring Oslo Bors VPS Holding ASA if the Norwegian stock exchange operator was willing to sell, one of Nasdaq's executives said on Thursday. The New York- based company runs stock exchanges in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland, as well as in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

  • TORONTO, March 30- The chief executive of Canada's dominant stock exchange operator, TMX Group Ltd, said on Wednesday the country's capital market rules must swiftly adapt to technological changes and rising competition. Lou Eccleston declined to say what specific changes the company wants to see, but suggested the market is now fundamentally different with...

  • LONDON, March 21- Euro zone bond yields hovered on Monday near lows hit last week, with Spain in focus after the wealthy region of Catalonia was downgraded. The rating agency cited weakening financial management and maintained a negative outlook on the region where a drive towards independence from Spain has grown. "The downgrade of Catalonia is a very bad omen...

  • SYDNEY, March 21- Australian bourse operator ASX Ltd said its chief executive officer has quit as police investigate allegations of bribery at gambling company Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, which he formerly headed. Tabcorp last week revealed it was under investigation by Australian Federal Police over a payment concerning a Cambodian business opportunity in...

  • *CEO Elmer Funke Kupper's resignation is effective immediately. SYDNEY, March 21- Australian bourse operator ASX Ltd said its chief executive officer has quit to focus on unspecified potential investigations relating to his former role as head of gambling company Tabcorp Holdings Ltd.. Elmer Funke Kupper's resignation comes six days after Tabcorp said the...

  • March 18- Rating agency Moody's said the eurozone sovereigns' ratings will likely remain stable in 2016-2017 but fading fiscal consolidation, limited progress on structural reforms and rising political risks limit upside potential and create longer-term risks. The rating agency's caution come after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi warned...

  • BRIEF-MOODY'S CHANGES OUTLOOK ON LSE GROUP'S BAA1 RATING TO. POSITIVE ON DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG MERGER ANNOUNCEMENT@ Deutsche Boerse AG merger announcement@. *Moody's changes outlook on london stock exchange group's baa1 rating to positive on deutsche boerse ag merger announcement.

  • *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...

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, March 16- Noble Group is in advanced talks to raise a large unsecured loan from banks that will help repay its debt maturing in May, the loss-making commodity trader's head of treasury said, a move that could help it win back investor confidence. Noble, whose debt has been downgraded by credit rating agencies and which has been accused of...

  • *Corporate headquarters in London and Frankfurt. But the deal, which marks a third attempt to link the Frankfurt and London exchanges, may prompt a bidding war after New York Stock Exchange owner Intercontinental Exchange said it may make an offer for the British group. Nearly 16 years after Deutsche Boerse first tried to take over LSE, the London and Frankfurt...

  • *Corporate headquarters in London and Frankfurt. The new firm, which will be domiciled in Britain, with a primary listing in the blue-chip FTSE 100, will also have a home on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and have corporate headquarters in both cities. Nearly 16 years after their first attempt to merge, the London and Frankfurt exchanges last month confirmed they...

  • *Under terms of merger, LSEG shareholders will be entitled to receive 0.4421 UK topco shares in exchange for each LSEG share and DBAG shareholders will be entitled to receive one UK topco share in exchange for each DBAG share. *Total recurring cost synergies of EUR450 million per annum are equivalent to approximately 20 per cent of combined group's 2015...

  • BEIJING, March 12- The cut in the credit ratings outlook on China and its financial institutions is a "misjudgement," Shang Fulin, chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, told reporters in Beijing on Saturday without identifying any rating agencies. On March 2, Moody's reduced its outlook on Chinese government debt to "negative" from "stable", citing...

  • 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...

  • MOSCOW, March 5- Russia needs to adapt its budget to lower oil prices, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Saturday after credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service warned Moscow it might downgrade the country's sovereign debt rating further into junk territory. The agency said on Friday that it placed Russia's Ba1 debt rating on review for downgrade,...

  • BRIEF-LSEG CEO SAYS "MERGER OF EQUALS" ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE. March 4- London Stock Exchange Group Plc. *Expect a competitive landscape to continue with a relatively small number of globally positioned exchanges, infrastructure companies connecting Asia, Europe and the American markets- CEO.