Dutch body said exchange merger would hurt smaller European stock markets
A trade body that represents smaller Dutch
firms has become the latest to raise concerns about the
proposed merger between Deutsche Boerse and the LSE Group,
arguing the deal will impact smaller European exchanges.
The chairman of MKB-Netherlands, the
represents Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),
said in a statement the planned merged Deutsche Boerse-LSE
would dominate Europe and, therefore, hurt smaller exchanges in
Michael van Straalen said a merged
Deutsche Boerse-LSE would lead to "a huge trading platform ten
times the size of Euronext, the second trading platform in
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