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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?

Listed companies

Latest London Stock Exchange news

22nd May
FTSE 100 loses traction as China proposes new security laws on Hong Kong
22nd May
Burberry suspends final dividend as sales come in 27% lower in the fourth quarter
22nd May
United Utilities reports a 9% increase in underlying full-year operating profit
21st May
AstraZeneca signs first agreements to deliver at least 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
21st May
Aviva reports a 28% increase in new sales in Q1 on bulk annuities
20th May
Rolls-Royce stock price surges 6% on major job cuts

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