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A Chinese group plans to acquire the Chicago Stock Exchange

A group led by China’s Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group plans to acquire the Chicago Stock Exchange, pending approval by US authorities, with a view to bridging the gap between the nations’ markets and giving Chinese companies a Western foothold. Concerns from some politicians regarding potential espionage have been dismissed by industry executives who favor the deal.

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