5 Biggest Stock Exchanges Around The World

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, December 20, 2012
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4. Hong Kong Stock Exchange

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) is a stock exchange located in Hong Kong. It is Asia's second largest stock exchange in terms of market capitalization behind the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It has roughly 1,500 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of $2 trillion. The SEHK has been around since 1891. Most importantly, the exchange represents one of the primary avenues for global investors to invest in China.

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5. Shanghai Stock Exchange

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is one of the newest bourses in the world. It started its operation in late 1990. Around 1,500 companies trade on its exchange. Its Trading volume continues to expand, but has fallen dramatically since 2008, which marked a peak in terms of investment interest in China. A major restriction is that "A" shares of Chinese companies are only available to citizens of China. Hong Kong Stock Exchange has "H" shares that are open to global investors.

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