London-Toronto-Nasdaq Exchange?

March 7th, 2011
in econ_news

International Trade Econintersect:  The headline might rather say London-Rome-Toronto-Nasdaq since the LSE (London Stock Exchange)  acquisition of the Italian bourse was accomplished some time ago.  The London-Toronto merger has not yet been completed and The Australian reports (from a Wall Street Journal article) that no talks have yet taken place between Nasdaq OMX and London, but a rumor hungry world is paying attention to this item.

Follow up:

The irony of the possible LSE acquisition of Nasdaq OMX would be that Nasdaq failed in an attempt to take over the London exchange in 2006 after buying a 25% stake.

GEI News has previously reported on rumors that Nasdaq OMX might be seeking other deals.  Among these have been possible partnerships with the CME (Chicago Merchantile Exchange) and the ICE (International Commodity Exchange) to make a bid to buy the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) in competition with the proposed NYSE Euronext acquisition by Frankfurt's Deutcshe Börse.

Other possible stock exchange mergers in news recently (reported by GEI News): 

  • The SGX (Sinagapore stock exchange) purchase of the ASX (Australian stock exchange).  (See GEI News here and here.)  
  • The search of HKEx (Hong Kong stock exchange) for possible partnerships.  (See GEI News here and here.)        
  • The merger of electronic exchanges BATS Global Markets, the Kansas City exchange operator, and Chi-X Europe, prime electronic rival to the LSE.   (See GEI News.)
  • The cross listing agreement between the Brazil and Shanghai exchanges.  (See GEI News.)
  • Speculations involving Tokyo, Mumbai (Bombay) and Hong Kong exchanges. 
  • Sources:  The Australian, Securities Technology Monitor and GEI News 

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