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More Banking Statistics: Capital Markets

A final posting on bank stats, but this time focused upon capital markets.

According to the report from TheCityUK (which I cited a couple of times last week):

  • Companies raised £83 billion on the London Stock Exchange in 2009, including £5 billion raised on AIM, the market designed specifically for smaller, high growth companies.
  • An additional £21 million was raised on PLUS, which also caters for smaller high growth companies.
  • Of the 1,038 UK companies quoted on AIM, 603 are based outside London, as are 42% of the companies on PLUS.

Meanwhile, FX transactions have gone through the roof, ever since they became a tradable instrument on the foreign exchange markets. This BIS chart of the Global FX transactions since 1992 shows the impact this has had:

Global FX

Of course, this has to be combined with globalisation, so here’s the world’s trade volume growth from 2000 through 2009:

World Trade Volumes 

Charts sourced from TheCity UK report

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