The London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange is at the heart of the global financial market and is home to some of the largest, most successful and dynamic companies in the world.


FCA takes action against pre-flotation trickery – at last

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What sheltered lives they’ve been leading at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). For about two decades now, anybody who follows the flotation, or initial public offering (IPO), scene in London has known the process of bringing a company to the stock market is riddled with obfuscation and conflicts of interest.

How the London Stock Exchange's mega-merger was suddenly derailed

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Everything seemed to be going so smoothly. Nearly a year after the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse unveiled their latest attempt to merge, many City folk gave the £21bn deal a respectable chance of success. "Better than 50 per cent," one high-profile Square Mile executive said at a lunch earlier this month.