Tuesday, 02. September 2014
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Vienna CEE Stock Exchange (CEESEG) could be on its way to becoming central Europe’s largest single financial services marketplace if the Warsaw stock exchange (WSE) gets its wish of a merger granted.
The WSE, which has 451 companies listed on the stock exchange, announced on Thursday that they would like to merge with the Vienna based group by the end of the year.
"We are waiting for the green light from our shareholders for a regional fusion with the CEESEG group," WSE chairman Adam Maciejewski said. The desire to merge is part of a larger plan from the Polish stock exchange group to be in the "dominant position" in central Europe and an "important position" in Europe overall. Currently the WSE has a market capitalisation of 206 billion Euros.
"We are ready for the next step of the project," Maciejewski said.
As well as being home to the Vienna stock exchange, the CEESEG already includes the stock exchanges of capital cities Ljubljana, Prague and Budapest. It’s total capitalisation in 2013 was 128 billion Euros.
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