A merger of NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX Group would face "insurmountable antitrust problems," and makes little sense for the Big Board, said a source close to NSYE. Meanwhile, Deutsche Boerse plans to hold firm on its $10.2 billion offer for NYSE Euronext. The German exchange group is confident that its bid is preferable to the one from Nasdaq and IntercontinentalExchange.

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