World's Top 10 Largest Stock Exchanges

New York Stock Exchange (US) is the world's largest stock exchange as of March 2010, according to the World Federation of Exchanges. NYSE has been around since 1792. It was merged with the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) in Oct 2008, and is now the largest stock exchange in the world, followed by Tokyo Stock Exchange and NASDAQ OMX.

NYSE Euronext, Europe is the fourth largest stock exchange in the world. Euronext merged with NYSE Group on 4 April 2007 to form NYSE Euronext, the "first global stock exchange".

Following is the list of top 10 largest stock exchanges in order of value in March 2010:

1 NYSE Euronext, United States ~ $12.4 trillion

2 Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan ~ $3.5 trillion

3 NASDAQ OMX, United States ~ $3.5 trillion

4 NYSE Euronext, Europe ~ $2.8 trillion

5 London Stock Exchange, United Kingdom ~ $2.8 trillion

6 Shanghai Stock Exchange, China ~ $2.6 trillion

7 Hong Kong Exchanges, China/Hong Kong ~ $2.3 trillion

8 TSX/Toronto Stock Exchange, Canada ~ $1.8 trillion

9 Bombay Stock Exchange, India ~ $1.4 trillion

10 BM&F Bovespa, Brazil ~ $1.3 trillion

Source: World Federation of Exchanges

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