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

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