Deutsche Börse's Search for a Home

FILE - epa05213894 A file photo dated 16 March 2015 showing stock brokers working at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. EPA/FRANK RUMPENHORST (zu dpa «Deutsche Börse legt im Tagesgeschäft zu - Quartalszahlen erwartet» vom 26.07.2016) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
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  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    • Deutsche Börse has to convince regulators in Brussels that its planned merger with the London Stock Exchange is in the European Union’s best interest after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.
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    • European regulators have expressed opposition to plans by Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange to have a headquarters in London after their planned merger.
    • Deutsche Börse had to extend the deadline for a shareholder vote and lower the threshold from 75 percent to 60 percent amid concerns about how Brexit would impact the planned merger.
    • The Netherlands, Portugal, France and Belgium have all criticized the planned merger on competition grounds, arguing it would negatively impact other stock exchanges in Europe.
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Deutsche Börse is considering several options to address regulators’ concerns about its location after a planned €25-billion ($27-billion) merger with the London Stock Exchange, according to information obtained by Handelsblatt

Under the original plan, the merged stock exchange would have its headquarters in London, but European regulators have thrown cold water on that idea in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

“We are reviewing all options, no decision has been made,” a source in the financial sector told Handelsblatt.

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