DEALTALK-ASX deal failure risks making SGX a takeover target

* SGX seen pursuing new tie-ups but Asia opportunities

* Aberdeen says SGX could become a potential takeover target

* ASX growth options limited, may muscle in on LSE-TMX

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By Michael Smith and Saeed Azhar

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, April 6 (Reuters) – Singapore Exchange
CEO Magnus Bocker faces a race against time — either
find a new target after the likely demise of his $7.8 billion
bid for Australia’s ASX Ltd , or risk the SGX itself
becoming prey.

Tuesday’s comments from Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan
that he intends to reject SGX’s bid for ASX on national interest
grounds has raised the prospect that the hunter may quickly
become the hunted. [ID:nL3E7F50PP]