OMX and Nord Pool to create Nord Pool International

Swedish exchange technology company OMX has acquired Norwegian derivatives exchange Nord Pool's international derivatives products, along with its clearing and consulting operations. The two companies aim to create an international energy and carbon exchange, to be named Nord Pool International, headquartered in Oslo.

The acquisition, which will cost OMX 2.3 billion Norwegian kroner (around $411 million), will allow Nord Pool to expand further internationally, with its Dutch and German power deri