Nasdaq’s Plan Draws Antitrust Concerns

Law360, New York (December 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A recent proposal put forth by Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. to raise listing fees while offering more press services has angered newswire competitors and sparked antitrust concerns that the arrangement may be illegal.

The country’s largest electronic stock exchange has indicated to clients that it will provide four press releases a year and audio webcasts in return for hiking up fees for companies listed, according to Reuters.

Nasdaq is said to be mulling an increase in its annual listing fees from the current price of $24,500-$75,000...
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