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Davide Ranucci

18 June 2024
Financial Integration and Structure in the Euro Area 2024
In view of recent high-profile delistings from European stock exchanges and the widening gap in listings compared to the US, this Box sheds more light on the gap in listings between the United States and Europe. It examines the reasons behind the delisting activities of EU companies and identifies mergers and acquisitions as the key determinant over time, including in recent years. In addition, an examination of the trends of dual and US listings of European firms suggests a growing attractiveness of US markets for European firms. This suggests that policy measures may be needed to make EU listings more appealing, particularly for larger companies, by enhancing market depth and liquidity and possibly further consolidating European stock exchanges.
JEL Code
G10 : Financial Economics→General Financial Markets→General
G15 : Financial Economics→General Financial Markets→International Financial Markets
G34 : Financial Economics→Corporate Finance and Governance→Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring, Corporate Governance