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The Rise and Fall of Europe's New Stock Markets

ISBN: 978-0-76231-137-8, eISBN: 978-1-84950-293-1

Publication date: 10 November 2004


With the opening of the Nouveau Marché in France in 1996, followed by the Neuer Markt in Germany in 1997 and the Nuovo Mercato in Italy in 1999, the opportunities for small companies to obtain a listing on European exchanges were growing rapidly. Other European countries with new stock markets included Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. These stock markets had one common aim – to attract early stage, innovative and high-growth firms that would not have been viable candidates for public equity financing on the main markets of European stock exchanges. Of these new markets, the Neuer Markt emerged as Europe’s answer to NASDAQ.


Giudici, G. and Roosenboom, P. (2004), "PREFACE", Giudici, G. and Roosenboom, P. (Ed.) The Rise and Fall of Europe's New Stock Markets (Advances in Financial Economics, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. IX-XIV.



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