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London Stock Exchange to open one hour earlier

THE LONDON Stock Exchange plans to open an hour earlier as part of a move to harmonise trading hours across European exchanges.

Music: Records

Molotov: Dnde Jugarn Las Ninas? (Universal). Certainly my favourite Spanish language funk-metal album of the year so far, Dnde ... is the best- selling debut from the "most controversial and politically offensive group" in Mexico, or so their record company would have us believe. If you're a gringo without the lingo - and personally, I've no idea what a song called "Qutate Que Ma'sturbas" might be about - Dnde ... sounds like an energetic, furiously fun party record. From the shady flamenco of "Gimme Tha Power" to the flare-flapping lounge- disco of "Cerdo", Molotov are much more than Skunk Anansie with upside- down question marks. Nicholas Barber

Eurex shift

EUREX, the German-Swiss futures exchange, is preparing to allow London- based firms to become full members next year, according to its chief executive, Dr Jorg Franke. The move follows complaints from Eurex's 65 London-based members at a meeting with Dr Franke in London yesterday about their second-class status within the exchange.

Outlook: Liffe threatening

ANY CREDIBLE financial centre has to have a big futures market, and though a great deal of derivatives activity these days is customised and over the counter, a vibrant futures exchange is an absolute necessity. Liffe used so effortlessly to occupy this position, that it is small wonder it became complacent.

Letter: The deliverers and despots who hold our future in their hands

PETER KOENIG says we must join the EMU, while allowing that "Brussels is profoundly undemocratic" and that "it poses a real threat to British sovereignty" ("The year the globalisation dream died", Business, 20 December). The alternative "is marginalisation in an economically chaotic world". He says we have high interest rates because "class" makes us want to spend. And if low interest rates are imposed on us, this malaise will go away. Actually, it just might, thanks to European taxes, extra net contributions and trade deficit. Will that be good for recession?

Dance: Forsythe's generation is game

Ballett Frankfurt Sadler's Wells, EC1

Right of Reply: Anne Hammerstad

A former ballet dancer responds to a recent article on choreographer William Forsythe

In the footsteps of Forsythe

The master choreographer has brought his Frankfurt Ballet to London's Sadler's Wells. But what is it about William Forsythe's work that makes it so distinctive. And inspire such devotion? By John Percival

Outlook: Euro markets

THE FRENCH "non" has been replaced with a reluctant "alright then". Or to use an English expression, if you cannot beat them, join them. When Frankfurt went against the Franco-German alliance to sign up with the London Stock Exchange instead in developing joint trading systems, the Paris bourse, in a display of hurt Gallic pride and anger, announced it would go it alone with an alternative pan-European stock exchange.

France pushes to extend LSE pact

THE LONDON and Frankfurt stock exchanges yesterday bowed to pressure from the French and agreed to talks aimed at widening their bilateral alliance announced in July to include the smaller continental bourses.

Exchanges reveal alliance details

MEMBERS OF the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges will have direct access to the order books of both markets under phase one of the alliance between them which comes into effect on 4 January. Details of phase one were outlined at a seminar in the City yesterday.

DANCE: HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

Dance Umbrella today and tomorrow

City woos Frankfurt business

City woos Frankfurt business

Books: Cover Stories At the Frankfurt Book Fair

LORD WEIDENFELD, in his opening speech at the 50th Frankfurt Book Fair, likened the first event to a scene from Brueghel. Today, Hogarth comes to mind: if the world is edging towards recession, there's no sign yet that publishers are feeling the chill. Bars and restaurants in the dozen halls were heaving, despite their cost. Hotels are packed; taxis impossible. Only the prostitutes find business slow: publishers prefer to sleep with each other.
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