Ward on Europe

LSE rallying the troops

OXFORD - There is nothing like playing the nationalist card to rally morale-weary troops. In the ongoing saga of the creation of a pan-European stock market, the latest move was made last week by Don Cruickshank, chairman of the London Stock Exchange plc. Cruickshank revealed that not only would the LSE repel the Viking raiders of the Stockholm-based OM Group, which had bid to acquire the British exchange, but that the LSE plans to create a pan-European market for new growth companies by itself and so turn