Barnier seeks more time to review Deutsche Boerse-NYSE deal

Michel Barnier, the EU's internal-market commissioner, put a "waiting reserve" on the proposed merger of Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext. The move gives Barnier leeway to challenge antitrust regulators' recommendation to block the tie-up. A source said the European Commission will follow the recommendation of Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia and block the deal.

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