Exchanges' consolidation puts a spotlight on Asian bourses

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24:  CEO (chief exec...       
The pressure is on for Asian stock exchanges to prepare for merger offers, in the wake of negotiations between Deutsche Borse and NYSE Euronext as well as the London Stock Exchange's agreement to buy TMX Group, analysts said. Australia's ASX is trying to build government support for a takeover by Singapore Exchange. The Hong Kong and Malaysian exchanges are seen as likely targets for consolidation. Full story here