More merger mania: CNBC's David Faber says ICE (ICE -2.1%) and CME Group (CME -0.1%) have...

|About: CME Group Inc. (CME)|By:, SA News Editor

More merger mania: CNBC's David Faber says ICE (ICE -2.1%) and CME Group (CME -0.1%) have explored ways to form partnerships to bid for the NYSE (NYX +1.4%). Faber also says CME has spoken with BM&F Bovespa; the Brazilian exchange operator denies it. WSJ reports that BATS Global Markets will acquire pan-European trading platform Chi-X Europe for as much as $360M.