June 1, 2020 / 11:20 AM / a month ago

London Stock Exchange finds broad backing for shorter trading day

LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - There is broad backing in markets for cutting trading hours in a coordinated way across European exchanges, the London Stock Exchange said on Monday.

The LSE published freedback from its public consultation on making trading hours more family-friendly to help diversify trading desks and improve mental wellbeing.

"There was also widespread consensus from respondents that any change to trading hours would ideally require a broadly aligned approach across European exchanges and other trading venues," the LSE said in a statement.

Reporting by Huw Jones

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