The most important financial center available in France is Euronext Paris, France’s securities market, formerly known as the Bourse Parisienne on which are traded the most important French companies.


On September 22, 2000 the Amsterdam’s, the Buxelles’ and the Paris’ Stock Exchanges merged together in order to create the Euronext N.V.

Nowadays Euronext is the first genuinely cross-border exchange which is the second largest exchange in Europe behind the London Stock Exchange.

It provides international services for regulated Cash Markets and Derivative Markets in Belgium, France, the Uk (derivatives), the Netherlands and Portugal.

The main index is the CAC 40 (Compagnie des Agents de Change).

The CAC 40 tracks the France’s largest 40 blue chip based on market capitalization on the Paris Bourse.

The CAC 40 index is the main benchmark for Euronext Paris.

Euronext manages a variety of indexes. The most popular index is the Euronext 100, which consists of the 100 largest stocks on Euronext. This index is essentially Euronext’s blue chip index.