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Nasdaq, ICE to continue offer for NYSE

Nasdaq and Intercontinentalexchange Inc will continue to press management of rival exchange NYSE to accept their takeover offer, ICE CEO Jeffrey Sprecher said on Tuesday. Get the full story »

Nasdaq and ICE not walking away from NYSE bid

Nasdaq OMX Group and IntercontinentalExchange Inc are not going to walk away from their bid for NYSE Euronext, despite the NYSE board’s rejection of the unsolicited offer, according to people familiar with the matter. Get the full story »

NYSE unswayed by Nasdaq bid

NYSE Euronext believes that any kind of merger with Nasdaq OMX — whether the Big Board were the buyer or the seller — makes little strategic sense, and antitrust regulators would block it, according to a source close to the company.

NYSE board to meet on Nasdaq by April 14

NYSE Euronext’s board of directors plans to meet by April 14 to consider Nasdaq OMX Group’s unsolicited takeover bid, though no firm date has been set, a person familiar with the plan said on Tuesday. Get the full story »

CME’s Duffy: Hard to break up D.Boerse-NYSE

CME Group Inc. would find it hard to counter Deutsche Boerse AG’s takeover bid for NYSE Euronext because of the steep breakup fee on the cross-Atlantic deal, CME’s executive chairman said. Get the full story »

CME Group can make it alone, chairman says

CME Group Inc. can stay competitive without joining the merger and acquisition frenzy that has caught up financial exchanges globally, Executive Chairman Terrence Duffy told Reuters Insider Friday.

The tie-ups, including London Stock Exchange’s plan to buy Canada’s TMX Group, and Germany Deutsche Boerse’s agreement to buy NYSE Euronext, have sparked speculation over whether futures exchange operator CME would need to bulk up. Get the full story »