NO 228 – FEBRUARY 2012
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WFE Focus January 2012
Exchange consolidation news

European Commission blocks merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext
On 1 February 2012, the European Commission announced that it was prohibiting the planned merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext. In light of this decision, Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext have agreed to a mutual termination of the business combination agreement. NYSE Euronext also intends to resume a USD 550 m share repurchase program following this decision.

Polish authority approves Warsaw Stock Exchange’s acquisition of Polish Power Exchange
The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has approved the acquisition of the Polish Power Exchange by the Warsaw Stock Exchange.


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