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Euronext Lisbon

posted onAugust 23, 2019
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The Lisbon Stock Exchange (currently Euronext Lisbon) was set up in 1769  as the Assembleia dos Homens de Negócio (Assembly of Businessmen) on Praça do Comercio Square in the heart of downtown Lisbon. 

Almost a century later, in 1891 the Bolsa de Valores do Porto (Porto Stock Exchange) was created. These two merged in 1999 to create the Bolsa de Valores de Lisboa e Porto (BVLP). 

The participation of Portugal in the European Union had a consequence regarding the integration of the local Exchange in the consolidation process initiated in 2000, when Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam merged their Exchanges into a single organisation called Euronext.

At the end of 2001, 65 companies were listed on BVLP-regulated markets, representing a market capitalisation of Euro 96.1 billion. From January to December 2001, a total of 4.7 million futures and options contracts were traded on the BVLP market.

In 2002, Euronext aqcuired shares of BVLP and the Portugal-based exchanges were merged into Euronext’s pan-European exchange. Euronext in Portugal is the preferred listing venue for Portuguese issuers.

The Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) is the regulatory authority for Euronext Lisbon. CMVM is in charge of supervising and regulating capital markets, and those active within these markets. 

The PSI-20 (an acronym of Portuguese Stock Index) is a benchmark stock market index that reflects the performance of the 20 largest and most actively traded shares listed on Euronext Lisbon. Historically, the PSI20 reached an all time high of 15080.99 in March of 2000 and a record low of 2910.63 in January of 1993.

Euronext Lisbon CEO
 

Key people:
Isabel Ucha (CEO)
Mrs Ucha serves as Euronext Lisbon CEO since January 1, 2019. She has been part of the company since 2007 and since 2014, has been a Board Member of Euronext Lisbon. Before commencing her career with the exchange, Ucha worked in both the public and the private sector.


Phone:+351 (0) 217 900 034
Web: www.euronext.com
Address: Av. da Liberdade, 196, 7º 1250-147 Lisbon, Portugal

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