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London Stock Exchange

The world's third largest stock exchange by market capitalisation of domestic stocks listed, after the New York Stock Exchange and Tokyo Stock Exchange. The LSE also lists foreign companies, and its turnover of foreign shares is the largest in the world.Over 7,000 securities are bought and sold, including shares, Treasury stocks (gilts) and bonds.In order for a company to be admitted to the Exchange it must make application for a place on the 'Official List'. This involves providing extensive data regarding its financial status and trading history etc.As well as the Official List of large companies, the LSE also regulates the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) for smaller companies.Trading in securities is done through the The Stock Exchange Electronic Trading System (SETS) and the Stock Exchange Automated Quotation system (SEAQ).http://www.londonstockexchange.com



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