What is Deutsche Börse?
Deutsche Börse is a major operator of European financial exchanges, most notably the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and its trading platform Xetra. It also runs the DAX and STOXX indices.
Where have you heard about Deutsche Börse?
Deutsche Börse hit the financial headlines in March 2016 when it announced that it had reached an agreement with the London Stock Exchange to merge and create Europe’s largest exchange operator, in a deal worth $30 billion.
What you need to know about Deutsche Börse.
The Deutsche Börse Group runs some of the top European stock, commodities and derivatives exchanges, allowing the trading of shared and securities as well as being a transaction service provider. With more than 3,200 employees service customers in Europe, the United States, and Asia; it is located in Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland; as well as representative offices in London,New York and Dubai.
Together, they list more than 11,000 national and international companies, including Adidas and Siemens. Thousands of bonds, investment funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and commodities are traded on its exchanges.
The history of what we know today as Deutsche Börse dates back as far as the 12th century when merchants from all over Europe travelled to Frankfurt for its autumn harvest fairs.
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