The Times reports today that the Investment Association and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe have written to stock markets across Europe to ask them to review their trading hours and to make them consistent with the proposal for London.
Current trading hours: 8 AM - 4.30 PM
Proposed hours: 9 AM - 4 PM
NYSE: 9.30 AM - 4 PM (ET)
Tokyo: 9 AM - 3 PM (closed for lunch 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Hong Kong: opening hours 9 AM - 9.30 AM, morning 9.30 AM - 12 PM, extended morning session/lunchbreak 12PM - 1PM, afternoon 1PM - 4 PM.
What do you think of this - would you be happy with reduced trading hours on the LSE?
Or should they just close for lunch?
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