Top 10 Stock Exchanges in the World

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6. Shanghai Stock Exchange

Country: China

Domestic Market Cap: $ 2,704 Billion

Located in Shanghai in China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange is the world’s third largest stock exchange by market capitalisation at US$3.07 trillion as of May 2010. It was founded in 1891 and has 890 companies listed on it.


7. Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Country: Hong Kong

Domestic Market Cap: $ 2,345 Billion

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is Asia’s second largest stock exchange, founded in 1891. It has 1,241 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of $2.7 trillion. In 2000, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited together with Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited merged together under a single exchange HKEx.


8. Toronto Stock Exchange

Country: Canada

Domestic Market Cap: $ 1,608 Billion

Toronto stock exchange is the third largest stock exchange in North America and the eighth largest in the world. It was founded in 1861, and descended from the Toronto group of Brokers. It has the most oil, gas and mining companies listed on it than any other stock exchange. It trades about 250 million shares per day.


9. BM & FBovespa

Country: Brazil

Domestic Market Cap: $ 1,337 Billion

Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias & Futuros de São Paulo is a stock exchange based in Sao Paulo. It was established in 1890 and is the 10th largest stock exchange in the world today in terms of market capitalisation. There are 450 companies listed under it. It has offices in New York, Shanghai and London. In 2008, the São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) and the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F) merged, creating BM&FBOVESPA


10. Bombay Stock Exchange

Country: India

Domestic Market Cap: $ 1,306 Billion

The Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in Asia, and the 12th Largest in the world. It is located on Dalal Street in Mumbai. It has about 5000 companies listed on it. The BSE Sensex is widely used for trading in Asia and India. It was founded in 1875, and its trading volume is $1000 billion. It is the largest of the 22 stock exchanges in India.  It has grown significantly since 1990, when liberalisation and privatisation gained momentum in India. The exchange is involved with the development of the retail debt market.

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