World Biggest Exchanges

NASADAQ is considered to be the world’s biggest stock exchange, in terms of the number of transactions, as of 2006. The National Stock Exchange has ranked in the third position among the world’s biggest stock exchanges, while BSE in the sixth position.
The rankings of biggest exchanges of the world in terms of number of transactions over various years are as follows:

Exchanges Ranks over years
2005      2006
NASDAQ 2 1
NYSE 1 2
NSE 3 3
Shanghai 6 4
Korea 4 5
BSE 5 6
Shexzhen 7 7
Taiwan 8 8
Deutsche Borse 9 9
London/Euronet 10 10

Source: NSE

In 2006, the overall market capitalization increased at a faster pace. The Price to earning ratio over the year was also comparatively higher.

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Last Updated on : 26th June 2013