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General Information about the London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange or LSE is a stock exchange located in London, England, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1801 and it is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, with many overseas listings as well as British companies. The LSE is part of the London Stock Exchange Group plc.

Its current premises are situated in Paternoster Square near St Paul's Cathedral London.

The London Stock Exchange (The Exchange) has four core areas:

Equity markets - enables companies from around the world to raise the capital they need to grow. The Exchange offers a choice of four primary markets; [Main Market],Alternative Investment Market [AIM], Professional Securities Market (PSM) and Specialist Fund Market (SFM).

Trading services - a highly active and efficient market for trading in a wide range of securities, including UK and international equities, debt, covered warrants, exchange traded funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs), reits, fixed interest, contracts for difference (CFDs) and depositary receipts.

Market data information - The London Stock Exchange provides high-quality, real-time prices, news and other financial information to the global financial community.

Derivatives - The derivatives business is a pioneering diversification beyond our core equity markets. A major contributor to our derivatives business is EDX London, created in 2003 to bring the cash equity and derivatives markets closer together.

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