London Stock Exchange Hosts Pakistan Prime Minister, Yousaf Gillani

  • LSE Group facilitates meetings between leading British business leaders and Pakistani Government ministers
  • Event reinforces strong commercial ties between Pakistan and the UK

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE Group) today welcomed Yousaf Gallani , the Prime Minister of Pakistan to an event at its headquarters in Paternoster Square, London.

"A discussion on the investment opportunities in Pakistan"

, brought together 30 leading British CEOs, senior banking, finance and legal professionals; the Pakistani Prime Minister and Finance Minister.

Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group said:

"Today’s event highlights the strong ties between Pakistan and the UK and the wealth of opportunities for businesses in both countries. Pakistani companies have raised £900m on the London Stock Exchange since 2006 and it is clear that UK investor appetite for investing in Pakistan remains strong."

Five Pakistani companies from the banking, mining, oil and gas and cement industries are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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Notes to editors:

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering UK and Russian derivatives trading, pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world access to an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. The Group is also home to a world leading index provider FTSE, which creates and manages over 200,000 equity, bond and alternative asset class indices.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,850 people.

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