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London Stock Exchange (LSE)

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) can be described as the major stock market exchange in the United Kingdom and the biggest stock market exchange in Europe.


Having its origins in the year 1773, the stock market regional exchanges were converged in the year 1973 to create the Stock Exchange of Great Britain and Ireland, later renamed the London Stock Exchange (LSE).


The Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 Share Index, or "Footsie", is the prevailing index, comprised of 100 of the top blue chips on the London Stock Exchange.


The stock market exchange is physically situated in the city of London.


In the year 2007, the London Stock Exchange merged with the Milan Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana, to create the London Stock Exchange Group.


Through its essential markets, the London Stock Exchange provides cost-efficient access to some of the world’s deepest and most liquid pools of capital.


It is home to a wide scope of organizations and manages electronic stocks trading for listed organizations.


The London Stock Exchange is the most international of all stock market exchanges with thousands of organizations from in excess of 60 nations, and it is the prime source of stock market liquidity, benchmark prices, and market information in Europe.


Connected by associations to universal exchanges in Asia as well as Africa, the London Stock Exchange aims to remove cost and regulatory barriers from capital markets around the world.