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The mistake resulted in the share price of Britain’s largest bank rising more than 10 per cent

TMX to push on with LSE vote

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued an interim order that TMX yesterday said allowed it to proceed with a shareholder meeting and vote on its proposed tie-up with the London Stock Exchange at the end of June.

Ports operator DPW to list in London

Shares in DP World, the third largest ports operator in the world, are to start trading on the London Stock Exchange on 1 June, marking the effective return of P&O to the London market.

Glencore jumps into FTSE 100

Glencore has become the first company in 25 years to be fast-tracked into the FTSE 100 index after official trading in its shares got under way yesterday.

Market Report: Pace picks up after bid rumours drive up rating

With its share price having plummeted by roughly 60 per cent in just three months, 2011 has not been a vintage year for Pace, yet hopes that its dismal performance could have turned it into a potential bid target helped the set-top box maker finish high up the mid-tier index's leaderboard last night.

French board welcomes fifth woman

BNP Paribas now boasts more women non-executive directors than any other CAC-listed French company following the appointment on Friday of Fields Wicker-Miurin.

David Prosser: A golden opportunity to embrace proper IMF reform at last

Outlook: Where was the International Monetary Fund's advance warning of the most severe financial crisis in its history three years ago?

Nasdaq bid for NYSE shattered by competition authorities

Nasdaq's dream of buying its bigger, older and more famous rival, the New York Stock Exchange, has been shattered by a ruling from the US competition authorities, which said that combining the country's two main stock markets would create an unacceptable monopoly.

Rival bidder may scupper LSE merger

A rival bidder was today poised to scupper a £4 billion merger deal between the London Stock Exchange and its Toronto counterpart.

Stock Exchange profits up 22%

The London Stock Exchange posted a 22 per cent rise in full-year profits to £341m yesterday, exceeding City forecasts and giving its chief executive Xavier Rolet's strategy a welcome lift ahead of his planned expansion with the purchase of Canada's TMX.

Osborne 'unlocks' Stock Exchange in new ceremony

The London Stock Exchange's version of Wall Street's opening bell was launched yesterday with the use of a giant countdown clock and key.

Monsoon founder bags a £16.4m dividend

The founder of Monsoon has paid himself a dividend of £16.4m after the fashion chain more than tripled pre-tax profits last year.

The business on...Bob Greifeld, Chief executive, Nasdaq

The man who wanted to buy the London Stock Exchange?

David Prosser: Chairman shambles mars Glencore's debut

Outlook The way in which the identity of Glencore's new chairman appeared to change over the course of a few hours yesterday caused some amusement among journalists. But there is a serious point to be made here. On some measures at least, this is the biggest ever initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange. Why on earth could Glencore not manage to finalise the appointment of its chairman before unveiling the float yesterday morning?

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