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Stock exchanges provide trading facilities for stock traders and brokers. Using the stock exchange, they can trade stocks and securities. Companies must be listed at a stock exchange in order for brokers and traders to be able to trade. These in turn must be members of that stock exchange.

Below you will find a list of the main Stock Exchanges from around the world.

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New York Stock Exchange

Based on dollar value of listed securities, the New York Stock Exchange (usually referred to as Wall Street or NYSE) is the largest stock exchange in the world. It is based in New York City.

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Tokyo Stock Exchange

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is the second largest market in the world when based on market value.

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NASDAQ

NASDAQ is the largest equity securities trading market in the United States. It has more trading volume than any other stock exchange in the world when measured per hour.

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Euronext

Based in Paris, Euronext is a European stock exchange. It provides derivatives and equities markets, and has subsidiaries in six European countries. It is ranked as the 5th largest exchange in the world, and has merged with NYSE Group to form NYSE Euronext.

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London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. It is based in the City of London. It provides equity markets, trading service, derivatives and market data information.

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Shanghai Stock Exchange

As the name suggests, the Shanghai Stock Exchange is based in Shanghai, and is a Chinese stock exchange. This exchange is not fully open to foreign investors, unlike its fellow Chinese exchange the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is based in Hong Kong and is the main exchange for the island. It is also Asia's third largest stock exchange.

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Toronto Stock Exchange

Otherwise known as Torex or TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in Canada and by world standards, is the seventh largest. Countries from Europe, USA and Canada are listed on this exchange.

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Frankfurt Stock Exchange - Deutsche Börse

Over 90 per cent of turnover in the German market is from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. It is operated by Deutsche Börse AG which is a marketplace organizer also based in Frankfurt.

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Madrid Stock Exchange - Bolsa de Madrid

Bolsa de Madrid is the main of four stock exchanges in Spain. It trades shares, fixed income securities and convertible bonds. It is owned by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles - the latter being a Spanish company which organises Spanish stock exchanges.

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Swiss Exchange - SIX Swiss Exchange

The Swiss Exchange is the main stock exchange of Switzerland and is based in Zürich. Its main index is the Swiss Market Index or SMI.

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Bombay Stock Exchange

The Bombay Stock Exchange is based in Mumbai, India, and has the largest number of listed company in the world. It is the largest stock exchange in South Asia.

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BM&F Bovespa or the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange

This is the fourth largest stock exchange in The Americas - after NYSE, Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange. It is linked with all other Brazilian stock exchanges.

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Australian Securities Exchange

The Australian Securities Exchange is the number one stock exchange in Australia. It is a public company so it is listed on the exchange.

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National Stock Exchange of India

The NSE is based in Mumbai, India. It is the second of the two most significant stock exchanges in India, and has the largest daily turnover and number of trades in India. Its key index is known as the Nifty, from S&P CNX Nifty.

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Nordic Stock Exchange Group - OMX AB

The OMX AB is a financial services company formed between Swedish and Finnish companies OM AB and HEX plc. It operates eight stock exchanges based in the Baltic and Nordic regions. It is known as the world leader in trading systems for financial instruments.

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Korea Exchange

Korea Exchange was once three exchanges, namely Korea Stock Exchange, KOSDAQ and Korea Futures Exchange but these integrated to form Korea Exchange.

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Milan Stock Exchange - Borsa Italiana

The Milan Stock Exchange is based in Milan, Italy. It is the primary stock exchange of Italy. In 2007 it was bought by the London Stock Exchange.

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Johannesburg Stock Exchange - JSE Limited

The JSE Limited is the largest stock exchange in Africa and is based in South Africa.

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Shenzhen Stock Exchange

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange is the third of three stock exchanges of the People's Republic of China. Based on market capitalisation, it is the 9th largest stock exchange in Asia.

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ASIA

There are 7 Asian stock exchanges listed in the World Top 20

Bahrain Stock Exchange - Bahrain

The Bahrain Stock Exchange has 50 listed companies and is tracked by three indices including the Dow Jones Bahrain.

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Dhaka Stock Exchange - Bangladesh

The Dhaka Stock Exchange - also known as DSE - is the main stock exchange in Bangladesh and was the first stock exchange there. It has 350 listed companies.

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Indonesia Stock Exchange - Indonesia

Otherwise known as IDX, the Indonesia Stock Exchange is based in Jakarta. It is made up of two merged exchanges: the Jakarta Stock Exchange and the Surabaya Stock Exchange. It has around 380 listed companies.

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Tehran Stock Exchange - Iran

The Tehran Stock Exchange is also known simply as TSE and is the largest stock exchange in Iran. Its market capitalisation is about USD70 billion.

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Irag Stock Exchange - Iraq

The Irag Stock Exchange is also known as ISX, and was once known as the Baghdad Stock Exchange. It has been self-regulated since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It lists over 100 companies.

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Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange - Israel

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange is the only stock exchange in Israel, and the only public market which can trade securities there. It is also known as TASE.

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Amman Stock Exchange - Jordan

The Amman Stock Exchange (also known as ASE) is a private institution and is authorised to act as an exchange for trading securities. It is governed by a board of directors.

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Kazakhstan Stock Exchange - Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan Stock Exchange is the main stock exchange in Kazakhstan. It has both a bond and an equities market, and is also known as KASE.

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Kuwait Stock Exchange - Kuwait

The Kuwait Stock Exchange is also known as KSE, and is one of the largest stock exchanges of the Gulf region.

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Kyrgyz Stock Exchange - Kyrgyzstan

Also known as the KSE, the Kyrgyz Stock Exchange was a membership organisation until 2000 and was then changed into a joint stock company.

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Beirut Stock Exchange - Lebanon

The Beirut Stock Exchange is the main stock exchange in Lebanon. It works according to the Bourse system and brokerage firms may operate and trade in securities listed on the BSE.

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Bursa Malaysia - Malaysia

Exchange and has been in business since 1930. Public trading of shares began there in the 1960s.

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Maldives Stock Exchange - The Maldives

There are just 5 companies listed on the Maldives Stock Exchange. It is a private sector exchange.

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Mongolian Stock Exchange - Mongolia

The Mongolian Stock Exchange is the only stock exchange in Mongolia, and is also the world's smallest.

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Nepal Stock Exchange - Nepal

The Nepal Stock Exchange is often called NEPSE. Its index also NEPSE Index.

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Muscat Securities Market - Oman

The Muscat Securities Market, shortened to MSM, is the main stock exchange in Oman. Its main stock index is the MSM-30.

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Karachi Stock Exchange - Pakistan

The Karachi Stock Exchange is abbreviated to KSE and is the largest stock exchange in Pakistan, as well as the oldest. Over 650 companies are listed there.

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Palestine Securities Exchange - Palestine

The Palestine Securities Exchange or PSE is a private shareholding company based in Nablus. It had over 30 listed companies, and most shares traded in Jordanian Dinars. It experienced a total collapse in 2007 and now works via an e-trading portal.

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Philippine Stock Exchange - Philippines

The Philippine Stock Exchange is the main of two stock exchanges in the Philippines and is the oldest one in Southeast Asia. It has over 240 listed companies and maintains two trading floors.

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Singapore Exchange - Singapore

Singapore Exchange Limited SGX is the only stock exchange in Singapore. It has over 760 listed companies and deals mainly in derivatives and securities markets.

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Colombo Stock Exchange - Sri Lanka

The Colombo Stock Exchange is shortened to CSE and is the main stock exchange in Sri Lanka. It has over 230 listed companies.

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Taiwan Stock Exchange - Taiwan

The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation is based in Taipei in Taiwan and has over 700 listed companies.

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Stock Exchange of Thailand - Thailand

The Stock Exchange of Thailand is the only stock exchange in Thailand, and is based in Bangkok. It has three indices and they are: SET Index, SET50 Index and SET100 index.

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NASDAQ Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The NASDAQ Dubai was opened in 2005 and was called the Dubai International Financial Exchange, or DIFX.

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Tashkent Stock Exchange - Uzbekistan

This is the only stock exchange in Uzbekistan.

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Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange - Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange is shortened to HOSE and is the largest stock in Vietnam.

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EUROPE

7 European Stock Exchanges feature in the World Top 20 list. A number of Nordic/Baltic countries also feature within one exchange in the World Top 20.

Wiener Börse - Austria

The Wiener Börse is also known as the Vienna Stock Exchange and WBAG. It is one of the oldest exchanges in the world, having been founded in 1771.

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Baku Stock Exchange - Azerbaijan

The Baku Stock Exchange is the primary stock exchange in Azerbaijan. It trades treasury bonds, common stocks and foreign currency futures.

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Sarajevo Stock Exchange - Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Sarajevo Stock Exchange is also known as SASE. Members must be licensed for securities trading within Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Bulgarian Stock Exchange - Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Stock Exchange - Sofia is, as the name suggests, a stock exchange based in Sofia. Indices are the SOFIX, BG40, BGTR30, and BGREIT.

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Channel Islands Stock Exchange - Channel Islands

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange is abbreviated to CISX and operates from Guernsey. It strives to be the main offshore stock exchange for Europe.

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Zagreb Stock Exchange - Croatia

The Zagreb Stock Exchange is abbreviated to ZSE and trades Croatian company shares, commercial bills and bonds.

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Cyprus Stock Exchange - Cyprus

The Cyprus Stock Exchange is abbreviated to CSE and shares a platform with the Athens Stock Exchange.

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Prague Stock Exchange - Czech Republic

The Prague Stock Exchange is the second largest stock exchange in Eastern and Central Europe. It is shortened to PSE.

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Armenian Stock Exchange - Armenia

Copenhagen Stock Exchange - Denmark

Tallinn Stock Exhange - Estonia

Helsinki Stock Exchange - Finland

Iceland Stock Exchange - Iceland

Riga Stock Exchange - Latvia

Vilnius Stock Exchange - Lithuania

Stockholm Stock Exchange - Sweden

All of the above nations belong to the OMX Exchanges and trade securities in shares, bonds and treasury bills as just some of its activities. They are part of the NASDAQ OMX Group.

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Georgian Stock Exchange - Georgia

The Georgian Stock Exchange is abbreviated to GeSE. It is the main stock exchange of Georgia and was registered in 1999.

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Athens Stock Exchange - Greece

The Athens Exchange is also known as ATHEX and is the main Greek stock exchange. It has been in operation since before the 1900s.

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Budapest Stock Exchange - Hungary

The Budapest Stock Exchange (or BSE) associates with the Wiener Börse. It is the main financial institution of Hungary and offers trading for public securities.

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Irish Stock Exchange - Ireland

The Irish Stock Exchange is shortened to ISE. It was once linked to the London Stock Exchange but since the mid 1990s has been independent. Since 2000 it has used an electronic trading platform which is the same as is used by the Deutsche Börse Group.

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Luxembourg Stock Exchange - Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is the main stock exchange of Luxembourg. It mainly issues international bonds and was the first to exchange a Eurobond.

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Macedonian Stock Exchange - Macedonia

The Macedonian Stock Exchange is the main stock exchange of the Republic of Macedonia and its indices include the Macedonian Blue Chip Index (or MBI 10).

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Malta Stock Exchange - Malta

The Malta Stock Exchange hosts the bond market for Malta.

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Montenegro Stock Exchange - Montenegro

The Montenegro Stock Exchange is known as the MNSE and is one of two stock exchanges in Montenegro.

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Oslo Stock Exchange - Norway

The Oslo Stock Exchange is key to many international companies and services trading in shares for Norwegian companies.

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Warsaw Stock Exchange - Poland

The Warsaw Stock Exchange (or WSE) is the main stock exchange for Poland. It has a capitalistion of over €200 billion.

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Bucharest Stock Exchange - Romania

The Bucharest Stock Exchange has merged with Rasdaq, which was Bucharest's electronic market.

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Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange - Russia

Also known as MICEX, the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange is one of the largest stock exchanges in Russia and Eastern Europe. It is the main stock exchange within Russia.

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Belgrade Stock Exchange - Serbia

The Belgrade Stock Exchange is also referred to as Belex and has four indices.

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Bratislava Stock Exchange - Slovakia

The Bratislava Stock Exchange is abbreviated to both BSSE and BCPB. It has been in operation since 1991.

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Ljubljana Stock Exchange - Slovenia

The Ljubljana Stock Exchange is the main stock exchange for Slovenia and is now owned by the Wiener Börse.

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Istanbul Stock Exchange - Turkey

The Istanbul Stock Exchange is abbreviated to ISE and is the only marketplace within Turkey for securities exchange in a number of securities including bonds and equities.

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PFTS Ukraine Stock Exchange - Ukraine

This is the main stock exchange of Ukraine and has around 220 companies listed.

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AMERICAS

Stock Exchanges from the Americas feature in the World Top 20.

Buenos Aires Stock Exchange - Argentina

The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange is the main stock exchange in Argentina and is abbreviated to BCBA. The main index on this stock market is the MERVAL.

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Bahamas International Securities Exchange - Bahamas

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange is abbreviated to BISX and was founded at the end of the 1990s. It has over 20 listed companies.

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Barbados Stock Exchange - Barbados

The BSE is the main stock exchange of Barbados and is one of the four main stock exchanges of the Caribbean.

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Bermuda Stock Exchange - Bermuda

The Bermuda Stock Exchange (or BSX) is a fully-electronic offshore securities market. It is seen as the leading electronic offshore securities market in the world.

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Bolsa Boliviana de Valores - Bolivia

The Bolivia Stock Exchange is the principal stock exchange of Bolivia.

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Cayman Islands Stock Exchange - Cayman Islands

The CSX lists over a thousand stocks and uses a fully electronic trading platform.

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Santiago Stock Exchange - Chile

The Santiago Stock Exchange is called the Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago locally, and is abbreviated to SSE. It is the primary stock exchange in Chile.

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Bolsa de Valores de Colombia - Colombia

The Bolsa de Valores de Colombia is abbreviated to BVC and is the main stock exchange in Colombia. It is the result of the merger of three former stock exchanges in Colombia.

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Bolsa Nacional de Valores de Costa Rica - Costa Rica

Abbreviated to BNV, this stock exchange is the main stock exchange in Costa Rica.

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Bolsa de Valores de la República Dominicana - Dominican Republic

Also known as the Stock Market of the Dominican Republic is abbreviated to BVRD. It is one of the most active in Latin America.

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Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange - Eastern Caribbean

Also known as ECSE, this stock exchange is located on St. Kitts and serves Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Bolsa de Valores de Guayaquil - Ecuador

The Ecuador Stock Exchange is the main stock exchange in Ecuador.

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Bolsa de Valores de El Salvador - El Salvador

The Bolsa de Valores de El Salvador is the main stock market for El Salvador. It services both private and public securities.

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Bolsa de Valores Nacional - Guatemala

The Bolsa de Valores Nacional de Guatemala is shortened to BVN and is the main stock market of Guatemala.

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Guyana Stock Exchange - Guyana

The Guyana Stock Exchange is the latest addition to the stock markets of the Caribbean. Trading takes place on a weekly basis.

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Bolsa Centroamericana de Valores - Honduras

The is the main stock market of Honduras.

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Jamaica Stock Exchange - Jamaica

The Jamaica Stock Exchange is abbreviated to JSE and is the main stock exchange of Jamaica.

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Bolsa Mexicana de Valores - Mexico

The Mexican Stock Exchange is the sole stock market in Mexico, and is the second largest stock market in the whole of Latin America.

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Bolsa de Valores de Nicaragua - Nicaragua

The Stock Exchange of Nicaragua is abbreviated to BVDN and is the only stock exchange of Nicaragua.

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Bolsa de Valores de Panama - Panama

Also known as the BVP, the Panama Stock Exchange had its first trading session in 1990 and is a key stock market of the region.

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Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asunción - Paraguay

The Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asunción is abbreviated to BVPASA and is the main stock market of Paraguay. It has been active mainly since the early 1990s.

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Lima Stock Exchange - Peru

The Lima Stock Exchange is known locally as Bolsa de Valores de Lima and is abbreviated to BVL. It has several indices but the main one is the IGBVL.

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Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange - Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange is shortened to TTSE and is the main stock exchange of the Republic. It is also ranked as one of the leading stock markets in the Caribbean region.

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Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo - Uruguay

The Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo is the main stock exchange of Uruguay and is based in Montevideo, as the name suggests. It has been in operation since before the 1900s.

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AFRICA

There is 1 stock exchange from Africa in the World Top 20.

Botswana Stock Exchange - Botswana

The Botswana Stock Exchange is an active market and is abbreviated to BSE. It has around 35 market listings.

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Bolsa de Valores de Cabo Verde - Cape Verde

Bolsa de Valores de Cabo Verde is also known as the Cape Verde Stock Exchange and is abbreviated to BVC. It trades 44 treasury bonds.

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Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchange - Egypt

Abbreviated to CASE, the Stock Exchange of Egypt has two exchanges. They have both been operating since the turn of the last century.

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Ghana Stock Exchange - Ghana

The Ghana Stock Exchange is abbreviated to GSE and is the main stock exchange in Ghana. It has around 30 listed companies, and all types of securities can feature.

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Nairobi Stock Exchange - Kenya

This is the main stock exchange in Kenya and is also referred to as NSE. It was once an overseas stock exchange while it was a colony but now it operates alone.

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Malawi Stock Exchange - Malawi

The Malawi Stock Exchange has a single licensed broker and has been in operation since the mid 1990s.

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Stock Exchange of Mauritius - Mauritius

This is the main stock exchange of Mauritius and is also known as SEM. It has three market indices.

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Casablanca Stock Exchange - Morocco

Also known as La Bourse de Casablanca, this is a stock market which performs very well in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is abbreviated to CSE.

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Bolsa de Valores de Mozambique - Mozambique

This is also known as the Maputo Stock Exchange and has been in operation since 1999.

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Namibian Stock Exchange - Namibia

The Namibian Stock Exchange is abbreviated to NSX and has been operating since 1992.

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Nigerian Stock Exchange - Nigeria

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, abbreviated to NSE, is the main one of two stock exchanges in Nigeria and has been operating since 1960. It has just under 300 listed companies.

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Rwanda Over The Counter Exchange - Rwanda

The Rwanda Over The Counter Exhange is the stock market of Rwanda. It has been in operation for a short while - since 2008. It aims to become independent but is currently run by the government.

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Khartoum Stock Exchange - Sudan

This is the main stock market of Sudan, and shortened it is KSE. It has over 50 listed companies but interestingly is only open for one hour a day.

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Swaziland Stock Exchange - Swaziland

This is a small stock market but is nevertheless active and healthy. There is one index - the SSM Index.

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Dar-es-Salaam Stock Exchange - Tanzania

The Dar-es-Salaam Stock Exchange has 9 listed companies and does not trade often in the week.

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Bourse de Tunis - Tunisia

This is also known as the Bourse des Valeurs Mobilières de Tunis and has around 50 shares listed.

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Uganda Securities Exchange - Uganda

The Uganda Securities Exchange is abbreviated to USE and is the main stock exchange of Uganda. It has been operating since the late 1990s.

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Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières SA - WEST AFRICA

Also known as BRVM, this stock exchange serves Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. It is based in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Lusaka Stock Exchange - Zambia

This is the primary stock exchange of Zambia. It is abbreviated to LuSE.

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Zimbabwe Stock Exchange - Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is also known as ZSE and has around 65 listed securities. It has been trading on one counter since closure and reopening in early 2009.

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OCEANIA

There is 1 Stock Exchange from the Oceania region listed in the World Top 20 list.

South Pacific Stock Exchange - Fiji

Also known as SPSE, this stock market trades based on paper.

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New Zealand Exchange - New Zealand

The New Zealand Exchange Limited is abbreviated to NZX and is the principal stock exchange of New Zealand. It has 178 listed companies.

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