EC closes curtains on LSE-Börse merger

The European Commission on Wednesday struck down the all-but-dead proposed merger of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Deutsche Börse.

  • By Costas Mourselas, Jean Comte
  • 29 Mar 2017

The move was prompted by competition concerns in market for clearing fixed income instruments. The Commission claims that the two exchanges are the only two relevant providers in Europe and could have constituted a monopoly.   

If the Commission had accepted the proposal, the merger would have combined ...

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