Brussels Halts NYSE/Deutsche Börse Merger

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NYSE Euronext will now focus on its future as a standalone company.

The European Commission (EC) has blocked the proposed merger of NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse, citing antitrust issues.

The move from the EC, widely expected in the build up to today's announcement, stems from the Commission's long-running investigation into the planned deal. The results of that investigation led the EC to state that any such entity created by merger would, in effect, control 90 percent of the global trade in European derivatives, where new competitors would find it difficult

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