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London regains Europe’s stock market crown

London has regained its status as Europe’s largest stock market from Paris, boosted by rising crude oil prices.

The combined market capitalization of primary listings in London but excluding ETFs and ADRs, is now $2,888.4 billion versus Paris’s $2,887.5 billion, as of 19th October, 2023.

London had lost its position as Europe’s biggest stock market in November 2022, extending a decline that started with Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in 2016.

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The London market, which has a large exposure to commodity stocks, such as Shell and BP, has outperformed recently due to the surge in oil prices, which reached a seven-year high this month.

Paris, on the other hand, has been weighed down by the slump in luxury stocks, such as LVMH and Kering, which have been hit by China’s crackdown on consumption and corruption.

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