The Warsaw Stock Exchange and the Vienna bourse are discussing a merger that would create a hub for equities trading and initial share offerings in central and eastern Europe, said three people familiar with the talks.
Poland’s WIG20 Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,313.28 at the close in Warsaw.
Poland’s WIG20 Index lost 1.9 percent to 2,137.12 at the end of trading in Warsaw, the lowest level since Jan. 11.
Poland is seeking to shuffle the management of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, central Europe’s biggest equity market.
Poland’s financial regulator approved the prospectus for an initial public offering by the Warsaw Stock Exchange, paving the way for the first trading debut by a central European bourse operator.
The management of the Warsaw Stock Exchange will visit investors this month as the government begins to sell a majority stake in central Europe’s biggest equity market.