The LSE: Fated to Be Mated?

Global suitors are scrapping over the London Stock Exchange. Such a huge acquisition may prove difficult for an American exchange to digest

Suitors from places as far-flung as Paris, Germany, and Australia have wooed the London Stock Exchange for much of the last year, only to find the 205-year-old outfit one very coy mistress. But now that the fast-growing LSE has rejected a fresh approach by the Nasdaq Stock Market (NDAQ), and its market value is reaching new heights, the exchange likely could wind up in the arms of one of its erstwhile rivals -- and soon.

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