World Stock Markets
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World stock markets are members of the World Federation of Stock Exchanges based in Paris that was developed to handle business policy issues that affect the various world stock exchanges.
The committee handles the issues of cross border investing and is the platform used to settle the majority of the debates that arise from the issues that affect the investment industry.
Members together account for more than 97% of the world stock market capitalization.
The major markets can be grouped into American, Asian and European stock markets with smaller stock markets scattered throughout the world.
American Stock Markets
NYSE Euronext, the holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., was launched on April 4, 2007.
NYSE Euronext (NYSE/New York and Euronext/Paris: NYX) operates the world's largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services.
This stock exchange group brings together six cash equities exchanges in seven countries and eight derivatives exchanges. In terms of world stock markets, it is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data.
The NASDAQ Stock Market, (NASDAQ), is an American stock exchange. It is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities trading market in the United States.
With approximately 3,700 companies and corporations, in terms of world stock markets, it has more trading volume per hour than any other stock exchange in the world.
The group, now known as Nasdaq-OMX, controls and operates the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York, the second largest exchange in the United States.
It also operates eight stock exchanges in Europe and holds one-third of the Dubai Stock Exchange. When the NASDAQ stock exchange began trading in 1971, it was the world's first electronic stock market.
Asian Stock markets
The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is a Chinese stock exchange or bourse that is based in the city of Shanghai. It is one of the three stock exchanges operating independently in the People's Republic of China, the other two are the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Unlike the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Shanghai Stock Exchange is still not entirely open to foreign investors due to tight capital account controls exercised by the Chinese mainland authorities.
At the end of 2007, the Shanghai Stock Exchange had 860 listed companies making it the largest in China and, in terms of world stock markets, the second largest in the world.
Further Information About China
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India Stock Market
The stock market of India has two main stock exchanges.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)is the oldest stock exchange in Asia spanning three centuries in its 133 years of existence.
The BSE Index, SENSEX, is India's first stock market index that enjoys an iconic stature, and is tracked worldwide
The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), is a Mumbai-based stock exchange. It is the largest stock exchange in India in terms of daily turnover and number of trades, for both equities and derivative trading.
The NSE and the BSE are the two most significant stock exchanges in India, and between them are responsible for the vast majority of share transactions. The NSE's key index is the S&P CNX Nifty, known as the Nifty.
European Stock markets
The London Stock Exchange is a stock exchange located in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1801, it is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, with many overseas listings as well as British companies.
The exchange is part of the London Stock Exchange Group and so sometimes referred to by the ticker symbol for the group, LSE.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) is one of the biggest and most efficient exchange places in the world. It is owned and operated by Deutsche Börse, which also owns the European futures exchange Eurex and clearing company Clearstream.
The FSE has over 90 percent of turnover in the German market and a big share in the European market.
The FSE floor trading loses, but in fast developing and expanding electronic trading (Xetra trading system) the FSE gains in European and international trade.
Mainly through Xetra, the German stock market has been opened to foreign investors and market participants. About 47% of the 300 market participants in Frankfurt come from abroad.
The main trading index in Frankfurt is the DAX .
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