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Stock name Location Short description
American Stock Exchange (AMEX)

New York, USA
It is the third largest stock exchange in the world. From the very beginning, the Amex filled a niche roll as it was the original exchange for companies that did not meet the standards of the NYSE.
Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)

Sydney, Australia
Approximately 1,785 companies are traded on the ASX with an average trading value of $31,100 AUD and an average price per share of around $3.35. These same companies had a combined market capitalization of $1.1 trillion (AUD) as of February 2006.
Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX)

Hamilton, Bermuda Today, the BSX is the world's largest offshore, fully electronic securities market offering a full range of listing and trading opportunities for international and domestic issuers of equity, debt, depository receipts, insurance securitization and derivative warrants.
Bombay Stock Exchange (Stock Exchange Mumbai) (BSE)

Bombay, India
It is one of the oldest stock exchanges in all of Asia dating back to 1875 when it was known as the Native Share and Stock Brokers Association.
Borsa Italia

Milan, Italy
Borsa Italian regulates and manages the stock exchange market, along with the Italian equity derivatives market (IDEM) and the Italian interest rate derivatives market (MIF).
Chicago climate Exchange (CCX)

Ghicago, USA It is North America's only, and the world's first, legally binding multi-sectoral, rule-based and integrated greenhouse gas emission registry, reduction and trading system CCX members reflect a cross-section of major public and private sector North American entities.
Deutsche Borse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange or Frankfurter Wertpapierborse (FWB))

Frankfurt-am-Mine, Germany
Deutsche Borse AG, the new company running the exchange, was formed in 1993 and launched the Xetra electronic trading system in 1997. After a failed attempt to buy the London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Borse went public in February 2001.
European exchange (EUREX)

Frankfurt/Main, Germany It is the world's largest derivatives exchange.

pan-European (Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris markets)
Created in September 2000 by the merger of the Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris markets, Euronext is one of the world's newest exchanges and the first pan-European exchange.
Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX; SEHK)

Hong Kong, China
Wanting to emulate the success of the Shanghai market, the Association of Stockbrokers in Hong Kong organized the British colony's first exchange in 1891. It was renamed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1914.
London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE)

London, Great Britain The London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) started life in 1982, to take advantage of the removal of currency controls in the UK in 1979. The exchange modelled itself after the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It initially offered futures contracts and options linked to short term interest rates. In 1992 LIFFE merged with the London Traded Options Market (LTOM), adding equity options to its product range. This is when it changed its name to the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange.
London Metal Exchange (LME)

London, Great Britain
The LME trades futures and options contracts in Aluminium, aluminium alloy, North American Special Aluminium Alloy (NASAAC), copper grade A, zinc, tin, primary nickel, standard lead and Silver.
London Stock Exchange (LSE)

London, Great Britain
The London Stock Exchange, or LSE, was formed around 300 years ago and today lists about 2,600 companies from 55 countries. Many large US companies that are listed on American exchanges also list on the London Stock Exchange - General Electric is one example.
Montreal Exchange (MSE)

Montreal, Canada
The Montreal Exchange is Canada's oldest exchange and continues to be the leader in derivative products. The Montreal Exchange offers individual and institutional investors, both in Canada and abroad, a wide range of risk management products for protecting their investments and ensuring growth.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ)

New York, USA
Instead, all trading on the Nasdaq exchange is done over a network of computers and telephones. Also, the Nasdaq does not employ market specialists to buy unfilled orders like the NYSE does.
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

New York, USA
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) , also nicknamed the "Big Board", is by far the largest stock exchange in the world in dollar volume and second largest by number of companies listed.
New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)

New York, USA
The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) is the world's largest physical commodity futures exchange located in New York City.
Nordic-Baltic market (OMX)

Stockholm, Sweden
OMX also is the third largest European stock exchange for equity options trading and partnered with the LSE to create the EDX derivatives exchange.
Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)

Shanghai, China
It is a Chinese stock exchange based in the city of Shanghai, with a market capitalization of nearly US$2.38 trillion making it the largest in mainland China and fifth largest in the world. The current exchange was re-established on November 26, 1990 and was in operation on December 19 of the same year. It is a non-profit organization directly administered by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Singapore, Republic of Singapore
SGX was formed on December 1, 1999, following the merger of two established and well-respected financial institutions - the Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES) and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX). It is the Asia-Pacific's first demutualised and integrated securities and derivatives exchange.
Bolsa de Madrid (Madrid Stock Exchange)

Madrid, Spain
It is the largest and most international of Spain's four regional stock exchanges located in Barcelona, Valencia, and Bilbao that trade shares and convertible bonds and fixed income securities, both government and private-sector debt. Bolsa de Madrid is owned by Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles.
Swiss Exchange (SWX)

Zurich, Switzerland
SWX Swiss Exchange is Switzerland's stock exchange, based in Zurich. The exchange also trades other securities such as Swiss government bonds and derivatives such as stock options. The main stock market index for the SWX Swiss Exchange is the SMI, the Swiss Market Index. The index consists of the 20 most significant equity-securities based on the free float market capitalisation.
Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE)

Sydney, Australia
The Sydney Futures Exchange is the 10th largest financial futures and options exchange in the world by volume turnover and the second largest in the Asia Pacific region. SFE provides futures and options on the four most actively traded markets - interest rates, equities, currencies and commodities including wool and cattle.
Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)

Tokyo, Japan
It is the second largest stock exchange market in the world by market value, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. It currently lists 2,271 domestic companies and 31 foreign companies, with a total market capitalization of over 5 trillion USD.
Toronto stock exchange (TSX)

Toronto, Canada
It is the largest stock exchange in Canada, the third largest in North America and the seventh largest in the world by market capitalization. Based in Toronto, it is owned and operated by TSX Group for the trading of senior equities. A broad range of businesses from Canada, the United States and other countries are represented on the exchange. In addition to conventional securities, the exchange lists various exchange-traded funds, income trusts and investment funds.