The London Stock Exchange has reclaimed its position as the leading European stock market, having conceded this status to Paris at the end of last year, as reported by Bloomberg.
The report indicates that the market capitalisation of shares on the London Stock Exchange stands at around $2.9 trillion. The surge in oil prices has bolstered the value of shares of oil companies, which play a significant role in London’s market. In contrast, some key shares on the Paris exchange have seen a decline.
A case in point is the luxury goods company LVMH, which, while a leader in luxury goods sales, is no longer Europe’s largest company by market value.
The reason for this shift is a 25% drop in LVMH’s shares on the Paris stock exchange, leading to its investors witnessing the lowest profits in the past two years.