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3.9 Main equity markets

Why is it significant?

Stock markets play an important role in raising finance, and in facilitating corporate restructuring through mergers and divestments. 

How does the UK perform?

In 2000 the London Stock Exchange was the fourth largest market in the world in terms of capitalisation (and as chart 3.9 shows, the largest as a percentage of GDP). 

Last updated on 07 August 2002