The London Stock Exchange is a stock exchange located in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1801, it is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, with many overseas listings as well as British companies. The exchange is part of the London Stock Exchange Group and so sometimes referred to by the ticker symbol for the group, LSE.

Its current premises are situated in Paternoster Square close to St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London.

Hochschild Mining's Silver Output Falls In 2Q

Precious metals company Hochschild Mining Plc reported a drop in its attributable production of silver equivalent for the second quarter, and said there was an inventory pile-up at its San Jose mine in Argentina due to regulatory changes.

US Small-Business Owners Go Without Pay; UK Helps Its Entrepreneurs

While American politicians such as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., are pushing to expand federal tax breaks for small businesses, the U.K. government has already announced a move to help early-stage businesses find new means of financing: tax relief for private investors.

Who Is Africa?s Richest Man?

Forbes has upped its wealth estimate for Aliko Dangote, founder and chief executive officer of the Dangote Group, to $11.2 billion.

Italian Banks Primed To Blow Up

Italian banks appear close to joining Spanish banks as the euro zone's latest contribution to the financial world's endangered species list.

Retrospective Tax Law: US Seeks Reassurance From India

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pressed India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday for reassurance that New Delhi welcomes foreign capital and remains committed to boosting bilateral trade and investment, following concerns connected to India's newly proposed retrospective tax measures.

HSBC Plans To Sell Yuan Bonds Listed In London

HSBC Holdings PLC is planning to sell yuan-denominated bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange, a move that will make the City the first place outside mainland China or Hong Kong to do business in the currency.

Mali Coup Leaders Steer Clear Of Economic Upheaval

Although leaders of the military coup in Mali appear to be rounding up and jailing potential opponents among politicians and policymakers, they seem to be trying to minimize disruptions to the economy and daily life, leaving in place government ministers in charge of finance, trade and industries.

LSE Jumps More Than 8% On $614M LCH.Clearnet Deal

Shares of London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON:LSE) soared more than 8 percent Friday morning, after the namesake bourse operator agreed to buy a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet, one of Europe’s largest clearing houses, for €463 million ($614.6 million).

Polymetal Eyes Asian, European Acquisitions

Russian precious metals miner Polymetal is eyeing acquisitions in Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, the Russian Far East and Urals, chief executive Vitaly Nesis told Moscow's RBC Daily in an interview published on Thursday.

Google Gets Real-Time Data from LSE

The London Stock Exchange Group is to provide real-time market data to Google, bolstering the search-engine's Google Finance offering with free access to London prices previously only available with a delay.


Detail seen at the NYSE Euronext cash markets operations room in Paris

NYSE Euronext Eyes New Sectors for Growth

NYSE Euronext signaled it would shift focus to faster-growing areas like supplying computer systems and information from trading, as the U.S. exchange looks to an independent future following the collapse of a takeover by Deutsche Boerse.
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Monti, Cameron Want EU to Push for Growth

Italy and Britain called on the European Union on Wednesday to promote steps to boost economic growth and not focus solely on austerity to bring down the debt levels that have thrown the single currency into crisis.
FTSE rises as China data lift miners, UK data eyed

Nord Gold to be Listed in London - Severstal

Russian steelmaker Severstal said on Monday that a planned London listing of its Nord Gold mining unit would proceed after investors representing 10.6 percent of the share capital in the business participated in a share swap.
Men walk past the London Metal Exchange (LME) in London

LME Finds 2 Potential Bidders among 15 Suitors

At least two serious potential bidders have emerged so far for the London Metal Exchange (LME) from 15 suitors who expressed interest in the world's biggest metals marketplace, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.