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Shifts in stock exchanges

Some exchanges have been amalgamated with larger ones; the London Stock Exchange, LSE, merged with the Borsa Italiana in 2007; the NYSE merged in 2006 with the Euronext group, itself a merger of the Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon exchanges, and in 2008 with the American Stock Exchange. So we now have NYSE Euronext.

The US market with a particular focus on hi-tech firms, NASDAQ, merged in 2007 with OMX, the Scandanavian and Baltic group of exchanges (Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Iceland, and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Armenia) and also with the Boston and Philadelphia exchanges, with the result that NASDAQ OMX is the largest US electronic exchange, listing over 2,700 companies in the USA and another ...

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