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Is BATS-Direct Edge the next owner of the NYSE?

NYSE Wall Street

The BATS/Direct Edge merger may seem like a deal between two sleepy exchanges, but in one fell swoop the combined entity has become a potentially bigger story: it is a logical buyer for the NYSE's cash equity business.

BoE's Carney set to hit back against skeptical markets

Mark Carney

Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney will make his first public speech on Wednesday and analysts expect him to try and persuade businesses that interest rates will remain low for the foreseeable future in the face of growing skepticism over his policy of 'forward guidance'.