Masked protesters run past at Diamond Hill station in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing abruptly dropped its £29.6 billion unsolicited takeover bid for London Stock Exchange Group after opposition from the(...)

Although the two companies describe the deal as a merger, Deutsche Börse is paying a takeover premium to the LSE. Photograph: PA Wire

The London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse have unveiled a deal to combine, a move they hope will fight off interlopers and persuade regulator(...)