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May 13, 2011

LSE, TMX Group results top forecasts

LONDON/TORONTO (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange and Canada’s TMX Group reported forecast-beating results on Friday as they applied for regulatory approval of their $3 billion (1.9 billion pound) deal to join forces.

Shares of the exchanges, both pressured by competition from alternative trading upstarts, rose after the results.

May 13, 2011

TMX results top forecasts ahead of LSE deal reviews

TORONTO (Reuters) – TMX Group, the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, delivered forecast-beating quarterly results on Friday as it prepares for regulatory reviews of its $3 billion plan to join forces with the London Stock Exchange.

Revenue for TMX, which also operates the TSX Venture Exchange for small-capitalization companies and the Montreal Exchange derivatives market, rose 17 percent in the first quarter, thanks to record trading volume and robust equity financing activity.

May 13, 2011

LSE and TMX flex muscles on merger filing

LONDON/TORONTO (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange and Canada’s TMX Group posted strong financial results on Friday as they filed their $3 billion merger deal with the Canadian authorities.

The exchanges said on Friday they had formally applied to have their merger approved by securities authorities in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia, all of which must pass the merger.

May 13, 2011

TMX files with regulators on LSE deal

TORONTO (Reuters) – TMX Group (X.TO: Quote, Profile, Research), the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, on Friday reported a 13 percent rise in quarterly profit and said it filed applications with Canadian provincial regulators for approval of its $3 billion (1.85 billion pound) tie-up with the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L: Quote, Profile, Research).

The two exchanges filed with securities commissions in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Last month, TMX and LSE filed its application with the federal government under the Investment Canada Act.

May 13, 2011

TMX files with regulators on LSE deal; profit rises

TORONTO (Reuters) – TMX Group, the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, on Friday reported a 13 percent rise in quarterly profit and said it filed applications with Canadian provincial regulators for approval of its $3 billion tie-up with the London Stock Exchange.

The two exchanges filed with securities commissions in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Last month, TMX and LSE filed its application with the federal government under the Investment Canada Act.

May 10, 2011

TMX to file LSE bid with provinces within weeks-CEO

TORONTO, May 10 (Reuters) – TMX Group Inc (X.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will file
applications within the next few weeks with Canadian provincial
securities regulators seeking approval of a takeover bid from
London Stock Exchange (LSE.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), TMX Chief Executive Tom Kloet
said on Tuesday.

As well as from securities regulators, the head of Canada’s
largest exchange operator is optimistic about getting the green
light from the federal government and still sees the deal
wrapping up in the fourth quarter, he told Reuters on the
sidelines of the Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit.

May 5, 2011

Canadian economic data flashes mixed signals

TORONTO, May 5 (Reuters) – Canadian economic data flashed
mixed signals on Thursday as the value of Canadian building
permits issued in March soared past expectations, but
purchasing activity in April fell short of forecasts.

Building permit value jumped 17.2 percent from February to
the highest level in almost four years as permits issued for
multifamily dwellings, mainly condominiums, more than doubled,
Statistics Canada said. [ID:nN0796933]

Apr 29, 2011

LSE and TMX start long Canadian merger approval process

TORONTO (Reuters) – The London and Toronto stock exchanges started the clock ticking on Friday for the months-long Canadian government review of a $3 billion tie-up that has already polarized public opinion.

Nearly three months after announcing the deal, to opposition from some banks, politicians and companies, the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and TMX Group (X.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said they filed an application for review under the Investment Canada Act and had talked with provincial securities regulators.

Apr 20, 2011

Toronto exchange’s market share continues to slip

TORONTO, April 20 (Reuters) – The Toronto Stock Exchange
continues to lose market share to smaller alternative trading
systems, according to the latest statistics from the
self-regulatory Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC).

IIROC figures show the TSX, which is owned by TMX Group
(X.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), had market share by value of just over 62 percent in
the first quarter of 2011, down from just over 65 percent in
the year-before quarter, and down from just under 64 percent in
the final quarter of 2010.

Apr 17, 2011

Investors see firm TSX profits; wary on costs

TORONTO, April 17 (Reuters) – Canadian companies basking in
the glow of soaring commodity prices are expected to deliver
double-digit profit gains, though many investors enter the
earnings season wary about rising costs.

Canada’s first-quarter earnings season kicks off in force
this week, with soaring bullion, crude oil and copper prices
expected to feed through to the bottom line of the market’s
many resource firms.

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      "I am a Canadian transportation, retail and markets correspondent. I occasionally moonlight in entertainment and lifestyle news. I was formerly a homepage editor for Reuters.com, and an online news editor for Reuters.com, .co.uk and .ca. Life before Reuters included working in China and freelancing in California."
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