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LSE Soars on Bet $27 Billion Refinitiv Bid Will Boost Bourse

  • Deal set to transform U.K. exchange’s fastest-growing unit
  • LSE shares jump as much as 15% in London morning trading
A logo for the London Stock Exchange Group Plc's sits at their offices in London, U.K., on Friday, July 6, 2018. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is about to unveil in more detail than ever the kind of divorce from the EU she thinks the country, Parliament and Brussels will accept, with a policy document called a "white paper."
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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London Stock Exchange Group Plc shares soared to a record as investors bet the planned $27 billion takeover of Refinitiv will transform the bourse into a global force in data and trading platforms.