US brokers in Net trading venture

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MERRILL LYNCH, Goldman Sachs Group and Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities plan to start an electronic auction market for stocks, potentially heightening the pressure on established markets such as the New York Stock Exchange.

The three brokerages said they have formed a company called Primex Trading that would offer anonymous electronic trades starting at the end of the second quarter of 2000. The service will be available to individual and institutional investors, through brokers.