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London Stock Exchange in talks to combine with Refinitiv - FT

July 26 (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange Group Plc is in talks to combine with financial data analytics and trading platform Refinitiv, the Financial Times reported https://www.ft.com/content/ddf40314-afc6-11e9-8030-530adfa879c2 on Friday, citing people briefed on the matter.

LSE did not comment on the FT report.

Blackstone Group Inc, which acquired a majority stake in Refinitiv last year from Thomson Reuters Corp, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Thomson Reuters, the parent company of Reuters News, retains a minority stake in Refinitiv.

Refinitiv did not have an immediate comment, while Thomson Reuters declined to comment. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh and Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)