BEIJING (Reuters)- New York's parent company, Intercontinental Exchange Group (ICE), said Thursday it had decided to stop exploring trading options with eBay. Hours earlier, the company's CEO had said he was "willing" to talk to the e-commerce company.
Affected by the news, ice shares rose nearly 3% in after hours trading on Thursday, and eBay shares fell nearly 7% in after hours trading.
ICE confirmed Tuesday that it had approached eBay to explore "a range of potential opportunities." EBay, which has previously been reported to have considered buying eBay in a deal that could be worth more than $30bn, has been unresponsive.