Euronext

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    The Euronext is a major European stock market that was formed in 2000 when the stock exchanges in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels merged to form one cross-border entity that now operates in six countries. It is based in Amsterdam.

    Trading on the Euronext

    Scope

    The Euronext is now one of the world’s largest and most liquid stock exchanges, with around 8,000 listed companies in 2012. This represents around a third of global equities trades. In 2011, the Euronext turned over €1.8 billion in trades, of which €1.65 billion was in equities.

    Its total market capitalisation was around $2.9 trillion as at December 2010. In the first half of 2012, the Euronext raised a total of $17.1 billion globally for the 66 IPOs it handled.

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    Its combined equity lists include seven of the Fortune Top 10, 37 of the BusinessWeek 50 Best Performing Companies and 70 of the 100 largest global corporations. Percentage-wise it accounts for 71% of the Global Dow, 90% of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 84% of the Fortune 500 and 82% of the S&P 500.

    Products

    As well as trading equities, Euronext also has markets for bonds and derivatives, including futuresoptions, and government bonds. It is even possible to trade a range of soft and agricultural commodities.

    In addition, the Euronext provides clearing and settlement services, and information services.

    Euronext’s exchanges

    NYSE Euronext runs the following exchanges:

    Euronext’s main indices

    Further information

    Wikipedia article on Euronext.

    Euronext website.

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