The LSE was unwilling to meet a surprise demand to sell its 60 per cent stake in  Italian bond-trading venue MTS, people close to the merger talks said. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

The near-collapse of the €29 billion merger between the London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse was caused by the LSE’s decision to aggressivel(...)

Ryanair shares were  up marginally at €13.97. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

European stocks closed the session little changed, trimming earlier declines, as a rally in construction firms tempered investor disappointment over p(...)

The LSE said on Sunday that the European Commission had asked it to sell its 60 per cent stake in fixed-income trading platform MTS to satisfy antitrust concerns over its proposed merger. Photograph: iStock

London Stock Exchange (LSE) has said that its proposed merger with Deutsche Boerse is unlikely to be approved by the European Commission, leaving the (...)

Entrance to London Stock Exchange: German authorities are probing Carsten Kengeter’s share dealings ahead of talks to merge with the LSE. Photograph: Andy Rain

Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange Group have gambled on winning approval from Brussels for their €29 billion tie-up with only limited conce(...)

Carsten Kengeter, chief executive officer of Deutsche Boerse. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

German police and prosecutors investigating possible insider trading by the head of Deutsche Boerse have searched the office and apartment of the man (...)

Wall Street was higher in early afternoon trading on Tuesday as a post-election rally extended into the new year.   Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg News

European stocks entered a bull market, the FTSE 100 in London hit a new record and Ireland’s Iseq index briefly hit levels not seen in almost a year i(...)

Photograph:  Philip Toscano/PA Wire

London Stock Exchange Group has agreed to sell its French clearing business to Euronext for €510 million as it seeks to win regulatory approval for i(...)

In Dublin, Kingspan was 2 per cent lower at €25.06, while Kerry was down 1.6 per cent at €66.65.

European shares rose slightly on Tuesday, holding near their highest levels since January, helped by a busy year-end for corporate deal-making and mor(...)

Euronext is in exclusive talks to buy LCH Group’s French clearing business, Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange Group Plc said on Tuesday.

Euronext is in exclusive talks to buy LCH Group’s French clearing business, Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange Group said on Tuesday, a deal th(...)

London Stock Exchange, its chief executive Xavier Rolet said: “If we allow continuation of the non-economic, non-commercial nature to split up clearing . . . it will never come back to London.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The loss of London’s euro clearing industry as a result of Britain’s Brexit vote could translate to €77 billion in added margin contributions from ba(...)

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