Top Stock Exchanges in Europe

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London Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and Berlin Stock Exchange are highly regarded as the top stock exchanges in Europe.

London Stock Exchange is a top stock exchange in the UK. Located in the City of London, it is also one of the oldest and biggest stock exchanges in the world. London Stock Exchange is the most international of all the world's stock exchanges. More than 400 firms, including stock brokers and investment banks, are members of the London Stock Exchange. In November 2009 ETF Securities selected the London Stock Exchange for the launch of its Exchange Traded Currency suite of products.

In October 2007 the Exchange merged with Borsa Italiana, creating Europe's leading diversified exchange business: London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). For the fourth consecutive year, LSEG has been recognised as the top European exchange for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by volume at the Seventh Annual Global ETF Awards.

NYSE Euronext is the biggest and most liquid cash equities market in Europe, and it has opened a new market in London- NYSE Euronext London, which offers international issuers the opportunity to list shares and depositary receipts on the Official List of the UK Listing Authority. The Exchange offers international issuers access to the biggest equity market in the UK and Europe.

NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the second biggest derivatives business in the world by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, market data products and services through NYSE Technologies.

Deutsche Borse's Frankfurt Stock Exchange is the world's third biggest trading exchange, just behind the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ. The Exchange boasts more international listings than any other exchanges in the world. Companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will have access to the largest capital market conference in Europe.

Börse Berlin AG (or Berlin Stock Exchange) is a leading stock exchange in Europe. It operates the trading platform ETS under the brand Equiduct, which is a pan-European trading venue offering two liquidity pools: PartnerEx and the HybridBook. Börse Berlin has two market segments, the Regulated Market and the Open Market. The Open Market has the sub-segment called Berlin Second Regulated Market (BSRM).

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The author, Loke Yuen Wong, holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University (UK) and a BCom degree from The University of Adelaide (Australia). Other qualifications include the Postgraduate Diploma in Bus. Administration, Diploma in Instructor Skills, Diploma in Inferential Statistics, Group Diploma in Accounting, Group Diploma in Management Accounting, Diploma in TEFL, ACCA CertIFR, Pre-Cert (ES) TESOL, Certificate in TEYL, Certificate in Managing Performance, Certificate in Book-keeping & Accounts and English for Commerce.

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This article was published on 2011/08/22