London loses crown as Europe's stock-trading hub

Feb 11, 2021
Trading volumes in January rose fourfold in Amsterdam, pushing the city past London.
An early-morning view of London's financial district, known as the City. The district has lost jobs since the Brexit vote, and European financial centers are eager to profit from regulatory changes.
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When stock exchanges malfunction, what keeps total chaos from taking hold?

Oct 20, 2020
A lot of investment banks and brokers are working behind the scenes to straighten out all of the stock exchange orders.
On Monday, markets across Europe were taken completely offline after their exchange operator, Euronext, suffered a software glitch.
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Europe's stock market growing, but economy waiting to improve

Dec 31, 2013
European stocks are set to rise, but that's not the only measure of economic growth.

European markets surge in reaction to the Fed's decision

Sep 19, 2013
The Federal Reserve's big surprise: no cuts to bond buying for now. And European investors gladly welcome the news.