Daily Archives: February 16, 2011

Some very important questions are raised by the proposed merger of the Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, but Chuck Schumer, a New York senator, has zeroed in on the most trivial one: its name.

John Gapper

Thanks to Senator Chuck Schumer’s absurd intervention to try to make sure “New York” comes first, the biggest controversy over the proposed merger of Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext is what to call it.

Some highly paid consultants will soon be on the job, but FT readers should be able to save some money by coming up with something suitable. I am awarding a bottle of champagne for the best suggestion (two if it is actually adopted).