Will LSE Data Revenues Clinch Deal?

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The fact that market data contributes the biggest portion of the London Stock Exchange's revenues offers positives and negatives for any company interested in acquiring it, observers tell Inside Market Data.

Data revenues contributed 42 percent of the LSE's revenues in 2005, while the next highest grossing division, broker services, brought in 38 percent of the total.

This is in contrast to other exchanges such as Euronext, where information services brings in 9.73 percent, or the New York Sto