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About the London Stock Exchange

The leading stock exchange in the UK is the London Stock Exchange. Currently overseen by CEO David Schwimmer, the London Stock Exchange has a rich history that began in 1973. The most prominent index of the London Stock Exchange is the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE), and this is usually regarded as the benchmark index for tracking the UK economy.

Located in the City of London, the London Stock Exchange offers cost-efficient and easy access to some of the biggest and most liquid pools of capital in the world. The London Stock Exchange is known to be the most international of all the stock exchanges, with thousands of companies listed from more than sixty countries worldwide.

This page will take you through key information about the London Stock Exchange, including a summary of its history, companies listed on the exchange, and information about the stocks traded.

About the London Stock Exchange

A brief history
What are the main indices that track the performance of the London Stock Exchange?
How many stocks are listed on the London Stock Exchange?

Latest London Stock Exchange news

29th May
U.K. shares close the week on a dovish note as the U.S. – China tensions flare
29th May
SIG plc swings to a full-year loss and warns of a more pronounced COVID-19 hit in 2020
28th May
PayPoint posts a 5.6% increase in full-year pre-tax profit
28th May
DMGT reports a 33% decline in revenue from its consumer media business
27th May
Provident Financial reports a significant decline in loan volumes due to tighter lending
27th May
Ryanair calls Lufthansa’s bailout package a threat to competition as it vows to appeal against it

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