Brussels Narrows LSE-Deutsche Börse Probe to Derivatives Clearing
Brussels antitrust officials have significantly narrowed the scope of their investigation
into the potential merger of the London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse to
focus on whether the deal will block out rivals in derivatives clearing.
Our Take: The European Commission appears to have narrowed its competition concerns about the proposed
merger of Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange Group. Authorities are now focused particularly on
clearing of interest-rate derivatives, with the combination of LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear (part of LSE) and
Deutsche Börse’s Eurex Clearing likely to face the most scrutiny…
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