BATS in merger talks with Direct Edge: WSJ
(Reuters) - Stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets Inc is in advanced talks to merge with rival Direct Edge, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
The report said the deal, which could be announced within days, would create the second-biggest U.S. stock market operator behind the NYSE Euronext in terms of shares traded. (r.reuters.com/xud62v)
(Reporting by Aman Shah in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)