LONDON (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange
In a short statement on Sunday, the LSE - the owner of the London bourse - said: "The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) notes the recent press speculation regarding it and LCH.Clearnet Group.
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"LSEG confirms that it is not engaged in any discussions with LCH regarding a possible transaction."
On Saturday, LCH.Clearnet confirmed it had received "various proposals" from exchange operators interested in some form of business tie-up [ID:nLDE74R065].
A source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday that NYSE Euronext
The exchanges are in the midst of a wave of consolidation, with the LSE having agreed a $3 billion bid to buy Canadian peer TMX Group
Clearinghouses stand between parties to a trade to guarantee obligations if there is a default.
(Reporting by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Jon Loades-Carter)