Draft European clearing rules threaten Eurex business model

Analysts warn Council of the European Union proposals could hurt trading revenues at Eurex, as its owner, Deutsche Börse, pursues merger talks with NYSE Euronext

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Changes made to pending European clearing regulations last month would uncouple the execution and clearing businesses at Eurex, opening both to competition and potentially hurting revenues, say market participants.

The prospect is said to have prompted a furious reaction from Eurex, which was initially believed to be acting in defence of its business model, but since news broke this week that its owner, Deutsche Börse, is in talks with NYSE Euronext, is now seen as attempting to protect its

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