Let's ignore the mechanics of the NYSE Euronext transaction that is currently ongoing and whether or not it gets approved. Assume it does, which currently appears likely — Where does leave Euronext-listed EADS? All of a sudden its stock will be open to investors in many other markets, chiefly North America, and if NYSE does the rumored deal with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, then add Japanese investors to the mix.
Where I am going with this is — in such a situation, EADS stock is suddenly far more liquid and subject to a more global shareholder base. What direction would this send EADS/Airbus in?
[Edited 2006-11-18 06:47:10]