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Sell the London Stock Exchange if you must. But not to Frankfurt!

Plus: Central bankers can’t go on like this; and why Barclays should stay in Africa

5 March 2016

9:00 AM

5 March 2016

9:00 AM

The London Stock Exchange is no longer the red-hot crucible it once was, given the multifarious ways by which shares, bonds and derivatives now change hands. But the prospect of the LSE passing into the control of Deutsche Börse — in what was announced as a ‘merger of equals’, but with the Germans holding the larger stake and the top job — is a mighty provocation to Brexit campaigners.

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