This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Feb 20, 2008.
Increases our strategic opportunities
With increased financial and managerial resources, we believe The NASDAQ OMX Group will be a global partner of choice for future cooperation and consolidation opportunities. The network of customers using OMXs technology solutions gives us a unique advantage to form potential strategic relationships. The strategic partnership with Borse Dubai and our investment in DIFX provide us with significant resources and valuable expertise in the growing Middle Eastern and North African financial markets, as well as enhance the globalization of the Nasdaq brand name, further increasing our strategic opportunities.