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Title: Dually-Traded Italian Equities: London vs. Milan

Author(s): Marco Pagano and Ailsa A Röell

Publication Date: July 1991

Keyword(s): Auction Markets, Competition Among Stock Exchanges and Dealership Markets

Programme Area(s): Applied Macroeconomics

Abstract: Italian blue chip stocks are now actively traded in two markets: the dealers' market of SEAQ International in London and the traditional auction market in Milan. Analysing their interaction, we find that: 1.The London market for Italian equities has grown rapidly relative to the Milan stock exchange, but has not reduced trading volume in Milan; 2.Milan prices are generally - but not always - within London quotes; 3.London market makers appear to use price information from Milan to set their quotes, but this informational spillover is rather weak; 4.the growth of the London market for Italian stocks is probably due less to cost factors than to its other characteristics, such as greater depth and immediacy, location and other features typical of dealership markets.

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Pagano, M and Röell, A. 1991. 'Dually-Traded Italian Equities: London vs. Milan'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=564