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List of Important Stock

Exchanges in the World

22 September 2017


# Exchange Economy Headquarters Comments

1. New York Stock United States New York It is the world’s largest
Exchange exchange in terms of
(NYSE) market capital and
monthly trading

2. National Association United States New York

of Securities
Dealers Automated
3. London Stock United Kingdom London
Exchange Group & Italy
(LSE, FTSE-100)
4. Japan Exchange Japan Tokyo It is the Asia’s largest
Group exchange in terms of
(TYO: 8697) market capital and
monthly trading.

5. Shanghai Stock China Shanghai The Shanghai Stock

Exchange Exchange is still not
(SSE Composite) entirely open to foreign
investors due to tight
capital account controls
exercised by the Chinese
mainland authorities and
often manipulated by the
decisions of their Central

6. Hong Kong Stock Hong Kong Hong Kong It is traded as Hang Seng

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# Exchange Economy Headquarters Comments

7. Euronext European Union Amsterdam, Euronext is a stock

(AEX index, Brussels, exchange based in
AMX index, Amsterdam. Formerly
known as the Amsterdam
AScX index) London,
Stock Exchange, it
merged on 22 September
2000 with the Brussels
Stock Exchange and the
Paris Stock Exchange to
form Euronext.

8. Shenzhen Stock China Shenzhen

Exchange (SZSE
9. Toronto Stock Canada Toronto
10 Deutsche Borse Germany Frankfurt
(FWB: DB1)
11 Bombay Stock India Mumbai The Bombay Stock
Exchange Exchange is the oldest
(Sensex) exchange in Asia.

12 National Stock India Mumbai

Exchange of India
13 SIX Swiss Switzerland Zurich
Exchange (SMI)

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# Exchange Economy Headquarters Comments

14 Australian Australia Sydney


(S&P/ASX 200)

15 Korea Exchange South Korea Busan &


16 OMX Nordic Sweden, Stockholm Nasdaq Nordic is the

Exchange common name for the
(OMXS30) Armenia subsidiaries of Nasdaq,
Inc. that provide financial
services and operate
marketplaces for
securities in the Nordic
and Baltic countries

17 JSE Limited South Africa Johannesburg Johannesburg Stock

Exchange is the oldest
existing and largest stock
exchange in Africa.

18 BME Spanish Spain Madrid



19 Taiwan Stock Taiwan Taipei



20 BM&F Bovespa Brazil Sao Paulo

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Key Notes:

 Amsterdam Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in the world established in
1602 by the Dutch East India Company. It was the first company to issue stocks and
bonds. On 22 September 2000 it merged with the Brussels Stock Exchange and the
Paris Stock Exchange to form Euronext.
 The New York Stock Exchange is nicknamed as "The Big Board". is an American stock
exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York.
 The Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest exchange in Asia. Its MD & CEO
Ashishkumar Chauhan.
 The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is an Indian stock exchange located at Dalal Street,
Kala Ghoda, Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India.
 The main difference between SENSEX and Nifty is that SENSEX is the stock market
index for BSE Limited, while Nifty is the stock market index for National Stock Exchange
(NSE). Another is that SENSEX is comprised of 30 stocks, while Nifty is comprised of 50
 Vikram Limaye is the MD & CEO of National Stock Exchange of India.
 National Stock Exchange of India was founded in 1992.
 Commodity Exchange: an organized market where future delivery contracts for graded
commodities (as grains, cotton, sugar, coffee, wool) are bought and sold.
 A commodity market is a market that trades in primary economic sector rather than
manufactured products. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as wheat,
coffee, cocoa, fruit and sugar. Hard commodities are mined, such as gold and oil.
 Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) (BSE: 534091) is an independent
commodity exchange based in India. It was established in 2003 and is based in Mumbai.
 Sensex stands for Sensitive Index.
 Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is the regulator for the securities market
in India. It was established in the year 1988. Ajay Tyagi was its Chairman.
 Dividend: a sum of money paid regularly (typically annually) by a company to its
shareholders out of its profits (or reserves).
 NASDAQ is the world’s first Electronic Stock Exchange.

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What is Stock Exchange?

A market in which securities are bought and sold. A stock Market is also called Equity Market.

What is Security?
A security is a tradable financial asset. The term commonly refers to any form of financial
instrument, but its legal definition varies by jurisdiction.

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