Stock Exchange Guide

We have compiled a basic guide for the World Stock Exchanges

Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext) – France

The Paris Stock exchange is located in Paris and has three divisions of investment; these divisions are the Premier Marche, Second Marche and the Nouveau Marche. This exchange currently operates investments such as future trades and options, equities and commodities and is currently the second largest exchange in Europe behind the London stock exchange. The exchange was founded in around 1540 and currently has close to 2000 employees. The market cap for this exchange is $2.9 trillion with an average daily trading mark of approximately $102 billion. The president of the exchange is currently Hans-Ole Jochumsen and the chief executive officer being Thierry Pilenko. Its is believed this exchange holds assets and equities of around the $10.5 billion and $6.0 billion respectively. If you would like to find out more about this exchange please feel free to visit their website on:- https://www.euronext.com/en

Shanghai Stock Exchange – China

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is the fifth largest exchange of its type in the world today and trades high volumes of equities and commodities each day. The exchange was founded in 1891 and uses the currency of RMB and currently holds 900 listings with 2565 employees. The exchange has a market capitalization of $2.7 trillion with a volume of $0.5 trillion. The current chairman is Geng Liang with the president being Zhang Yujun. The exchange handles three indexes which are the SSE Composite, SSE 180 and the SSE 50. The Shanghai Stock Exchange is believed to hold $9.7 billion worth of assets and 6.5 billion worth of equities. If you would like to find out more about this exchange please feel free to visit their website on:-  www.sse.com.cn

Hong Kong Stock Exchange – Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is situated in Victoria, Hong Kong and is owned by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Company. The exchange was founded in 1891 and currently has 1.421 listings with just under 2000 employees. The main currency used within this exchange is the Hong Kong Dollar and has a market capitalization of $2.67 trillion. The current chairman of this exchange is Ronald Arculli with his chief executive officer being Charles Li. The index name for this exchange is the Heng Seng Index with the main trades being shares and futures and options markets. If you would like to find out more about this exchange pleases feel free to visit their website on:-  hkex.com.hk

Toronto Stock Exchange – Canada

The Toronto Stock exchange is situated in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is the third largest exchange in North America. The exchange was founded on 25th October, 1861 and is currently owned by the TMX Group. The main currency used within this market is the Canadian Dollar and it has a market capitalization value of $2.17 trillion. The Toronto Stock exchange currently has 1.498 listings with 1756 employees. The chairman of this exchange is Wayne Fox with his chief executive officer being Tom Kloet. There are three indexes based within this exchange which are the S&P/TSX Composite, S&P/TSX 60 and finally the S&P/TSX Completion Index. If you would like to find out more about this exchange please feel free to visit their website on:-  www.tmx.com

Bombay Stock Exchange –  India

The Bombay Stock Exchange is located in Mumbai, India and is the forth largest exchange in Asia. The exchange is owned by the Bombay Stock exchange Limited Company and was founded in 1875. Its currently has 5.085 listings with 3500 employees. The main currency used within this exchange is the Indian Rupee and the chief executive officer is Madhu Kannan. The exchange has a market capitalization of $1.8 trillion with a volume figure of $231 billion. There are four main indexes within this exchange which are the BSE SENSEX, BSE Small Cap, BSE Mid-Cap and finally the BSE 500. If you would like to find out more about this stock exchange please feel free to visit their website on:-  www.bseindia.com The other National Stock Exchange of India has been added below also.

The National Stock Exchange of India is located in Mumbai, India and is currently the ninth largest stock exchange in the world. The exchange is owned by the National stock exchange of India limited Company and was founded in 1992. It currently has 1.552 listings and also just short of 2000 employees. The main currency used within this exchange is the Indian Rupee and the managing director of the company is Ravi Narain. The exchange has a market capitalization value of $1.59 trillion which increases each year. There are three main indexes within this exchange which are the S&P CNX Nifty, CNX Nifty Junior and finally the S&P CNX 500. If you would like to know more about this exchange please feel free to visit their website on:-  www.nseindia.com

The Brazilian Stock Exchange – Brazil

The BM&F Bovespa exchange is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. The exchange is owned by BM&FBovespa S.A and was founded on 23rd August, 1890. It currently has 470 listings and close to 1500 employees. The main currency used within this exchange is the Brazilian Real and the current chairman is Arminio Fraga with his chief executive officer being Edemir Pinto. This exchange has a market capitalization value of $1.54 trillion and currently runs a single index within it which is called the Ibovespa. If you would like to find out more about this exchange please feel free to visit their website on:-  www.bmfbovespa.com.br

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