Reuters In Talks To Redistribute EBS Ticker

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LONDON--Reuters is in preliminary discussions with the Electronic Broking Services consortium to carry its Ticker feed of last trade spot foreign exchange prices. Such an agreement would put Reuters in the uncomfortable position of carrying data from a fiercely competitive rival to its own Dealing 2000-2 automated trading service.

When EBS introduced the Ticker last year (IMD, May 5, 1997), the company solicited distribution agreements with all the major vendors, particularly those with penet