FRANKFURT May 17 Big stock exchange mergers are
currently off the table for German stock exchange operator
Deutsche Boerse following a failed attempt to link up
with London Stock Exchange, CEO Carsten Kengeter said on
"It is currently quite difficult to think about large
exchange mergers," Kengeter told shareholders at the company's
annual general meeting.
"But that does not mean acquisitions, partnerships, and
investments are no longer possible."
Kengeter also said allegations of insider trading against
him will prove unfounded and that he was cooperating with
authorities in the matter.
(Reporting by Tom Sims; Editing by Maria Sheahan)