London Stock Market

The Stock Market or Stock Exchange of London is commonly known as the London Stock Market. The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. It was incorporated in 1801. Many UK companies, as well as many overseas companies are listed on the London Stock Exchange.
In terms of market capitalization, the London Stock Exchange was ranked 4th among all the other major stock exchanges in the world in March 2007.The London Stock Exchange is one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world. The history of London Stock Exchange can be traced back to more than 300 years.

It started its operations in the 17th Century London Coffee Houses. Very quickly it became the most important financial institution of London. In course of time, the London Stock Exchange became a frontrunner and developed into a strong and well-regulated stock market.

Today, the London Stock Exchange is an important figure in the Global Financial Market. The London Stock Exchange is the home to some of the leading companies worldwide.
Enriched by its 200 years of solidarity, expert skills, and market awareness, the London Stock Exchange has transformed itself into one of the principal equity exchanges of the world.

The London Stock Exchange is named as the most international stock exchange of all because 350 companies located in more than 50 countries trade their shares on the LSE. The LSE has also entered into partnerships with the international exchanges in Asia and Africa.

The London Stock Exchange is located in Paternoster Square near St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

The Constituents of the London Stock Market are:
Main Market
Alternative Investments Market (AIM)
EDX London (It deals with derivatives)

The core areas of business of the London Stock Market include the following:
Equity Markets
Trading Services
Market Information

The Products and Services of the London Stock Exchange include the following:
Membership & Trading
Company Services
Info Products
Market Data Services
IR Solutions
The Media Complex
Training and Consultancy Services

The stock market index of London Stock Market is the Footsie (FTSE). A series of indices are used to measure the price movements of the stocks and shares on the LSE. These include FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 250 Index, and FTSE 350 Index. This series is maintained by the FTSE Group.

There are 2,749 companies that are listed on the London Stock Exchange.


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Last Updated on : 26th August 2013

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