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Consolidation of European Equity Markets.

Mc Donnell, Niall (2002) Consolidation of European Equity Markets. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This dissertation is a study on the consolidation of European equity markets. This issue has been very topical in recent years and has stimulated wide interest in its prospects. This is because while the European Union is a single market for goods and services its equities markets remain fragmented. Conflicting legislation and national barriers all serve to unnerve individual investors and frustrate institutions. It not only increases the costs of equity trading but also incurs on its efficiency. The establishment of a European bourse would be of enormous benefit to the European economy. It could create a trading bloc to rival that of the United States. The realisation that while European equity markets remain disjointed they are at disadvantage with the US has prompted increased attention to their consolidation. This is not only from the exchanges themselves but also from governments and regulators. This study will research this from two aspects, the first is how certain factors relate to this consolidation process and the second is the principal factors that have been cited from the data collected as impeding it. The author has performed three interviews and constructed two case studies to research this topic.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > International Finance. International Monetary System
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > European Union
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment > Stock Exchange
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 08:33
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 12:41
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/362

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