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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.

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

3rd December
Standard Life Aberdeen slashes its stake in HDFC Life Insurance to 8.9%
3rd December
Paragon Banking Group reports a 27% decline in full-year profit
3rd December
Phoenix Group’s full-year cash generation tops bumped-up estimates
1st December
Linnaeus Group buys five specialist referral practices from Pets at Home for £100 million
1st December
Topps Tiles’ profit slides 78% as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the construction industry
30th November
Pets at Home acquires The Vet Connection for £15 million
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