FRANKFURT, May 27 Activist hedge fund TCI backs plans for a merger of Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange, fund founder Chris Hohn told German magazine Der Spiegel, 11 years after winning a high-profile campaign to prevent a deal.
May 27 Wall Street was higher in late morning trading on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its largest weekly gain since March, helped by gains in consumer discretionary and health stocks and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
* Global stocks edge higher (Updates with U.S. market openings, changes dateline, previous LONDON)
* BP, Olympus remained well below pre-crisis levels, one year on
* Indexes up: Dow 0.11 pct, S&P 0.12 pct, Nasdaq 0.09 pct (Updates to open)
May 27 U.S. stocks were little changed at the open on Friday as investors' focus turned to a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for further clues on the timing of the next interest rate hike.
* Futures up: Dow 17 pts, S&P 1.75 pts, Nasdaq 6.5 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)
U.S. STOCK INDEX FUTURES PARE GAINS, NOW UP LESS THAN 0.05 PERCENT
U.S. STOCK INDEX FUTURES UNCHANGED AFTER U.S. GDP DATA
LONDON, May 27 The dollar rose on Friday while world stock markets were steady, as investors prepared for a likely hike in U.S. interest rates in the next few months.