1. New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – Based in New York. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 14,242; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – 20,161.

The largest stock exchange in the world, both by market capitalization as commercial value. NYSE is the main trading center for large and medium companies leaders in the world. Powered by NYSE Euronext, the holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext NV, NYSE offers a wide range of financial products and services in cash, futures, options, exchange-traded products (ETP, for its acronym in English) bonds, market data and commercial technology solutions. With included more than 8000 items it contains 90% of industrial average Dow Jones and 82% of the amount of stock index S & P 500 Company.

2. NASDAQ OMX – headquartered in New York City. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 4687; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – 13,552.

The second largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization and market value. The exchange is owned by NASDAQ OMX Group, who also own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed values, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. It is a home to approximately 3,400 listed companies, and its main index is the NASDAQ Composite, which has been published since its inception. Share market is also followed by the S & P 500 index.

3. Tokyo Stock Exchange – Based in Tokyo. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 3325; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – the 3,972th

The third market of the world’s largest market capitalization of its listed companies values. 2292 had separated in the first section companies to large enterprises, Second Chamber for medium-sized enterprises and the section Mothers for high growth companies. The main indexes in Tokyo Stock Exchange Nikkei 225 index selected by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun business, TOPIX index based on the share price of companies in the first section and J30 index of large industrial companies. 94 domestic companies and 10 foreign securities involved in the trading of TSE. London Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange is developing jointly traded products and share technology.

4. London Stock Exchange – Based in London. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 3266; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – 2871st

Located in the city of London is the oldest and fourth bag the world’s largest values. The exchange was founded in 1801, and its present facilities are located in Paternoster Square near St Paul’s Cathedral. It is the most international of all stock exchanges in the world, with about 3,000 companies from over 70 countries admitted to trading on their markets. The London Stock Exchange has multiple trading markets, enables companies of different sizes from the list. For larger companies are Main Market Premium, while in case of the smallest SMEs Exchange operates the Alternative Investment Market and international companies that do not belong to the EU, the system works Depositary Receipt as a way of trade and raise capital.

5. Shanghai Stock Exchange – Headquartered in Shanghai. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 2357; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – 3658th

It is the fifth largest market in the world by market capitalization and one of the two stock exchanges operating independently in the People’s Republic of China. Unlike Hong Kong Stock Exchange, SSE is not fully open to foreign investors. The main reason is the strict control of capital accounts of the Chinese authorities. These values are SSE include the three major categories of shares, bonds and funds. Bonds traded on SSE include government bonds, corporate bonds and convertible debentures. The largest company SSE is PetroChina (market value – 3,656.20000000).

6. Hong Kong Stock Exchange – Based in Hong Kong. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 2258; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – 1447th

It is the third largest stock exchange in Asia values and the sixth largest in the world in terms of market capitalization. Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange) has about 1,477 listed companies and operates market and derivatives markets in Hong Kong and clearinghouses for these markets. The three largest stocks by market capitalization of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong is PetroChina, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Mobile.

7. Toronto Stock Exchange – Headquartered in Toronto. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 1912; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – the 1,542th

The stock values Canada’s largest and third largest in North America. The Toronto Stock Exchange is owned and operated as a subsidiary of TMX Group senior equity trading. A wide range of companies in Canada, USA, Europe and other countries are represented on the exchange. The exchange includes conventional securities, exchange traded funds, split share corporations, income trusts and investment funds. Toronto Stock Exchange is a leader in the mining and oil and gas companies, including Cameco Corporation, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., EnCana Corporation, Husky Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd. and others.

8. BM & F Bovespa – Based in Sao Paulo. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 1229; Trade value (2011, billions of USD) – 931st

Founded in 1890, BM & F Bovespa today is the largest stock exchange in South America values, and the eighth largest in the world by market capitalization. It is the most important intermediate transactions in the institution the stock market, and the only Brazilian stock market, commodities and futures exchange in Brazil. BM & F Bovespa serves as an engine for the Brazilian market capital. There are about 381 companies listed on the Bovespa and its benchmark Bovespa Index.

9. ASX – based in Sydney. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 1198; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – 1197th

The Australian Securities Exchange is the leading exchange of securities in Australia and was established in 2006 when the merger of the Stock Exchange of Australia and the Sydney Futures Exchange took place. Today, the Australian Securities Exchange is the ninth market in the world by market capitalization largest stock and has an average daily turnover of $ 4.685 billion. The products and services available for trading on the ASX include equities, futures, exchange traded options, warrants, contracts for difference, exchange-traded funds, real estate funds, listed companies and securities investment interest. The main market index, the S & P / ASX 200th

10. Deutsche Börse – Based in Frankfurt. Market (2011, billions of dollars) – 1185; Trade value (2011, billions of dollars) – 1758th

Deutsche Börse is one of the leading exchange organizations in the world that offers investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. The exchange covers the entire process chain from securities and derivatives trading, clearing, settlement and custody, market data and the development and operation of electronic trading. Deutsche Börse has about 765 listed companies with a total market value of 1.185 billion dollars.

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