International Stock Exchanges

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AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg Stock Exchange(JSE)
One Exchange Square, Gwen Lane, Sandown, 2196 Private Bag X991174, Sandton, 2146, Republic of South Africa
Telephone 27 11 520-7000;
Opr: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange lists more than 400 companies and has market capitalization of over $182 billion,
making it the largest exchange in Africa and among the top ten largest in the world. The exchange trades shares for a
wide variety of industries, with the largest portion of market capitalization coming from the mining industry. The JSE
just recently became a publicly held company in July or 2005.

ASIA and PACIFICA
AUSTRALIA
Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
Exchange Centre, 20 Bridge St., Sydney NSW 2000 Telephone 61.2 9227 0000
Opr: N/A

The Australian Stock Exchange is a fully electronic exchange, using SEATS (Stock Exchange Automated Trading System)
for the trading of stocks, warrants, fixed-interest securities, and company-issued options and rights. Under this system, trade orders can be placed online through a broker and when a buy and sell match,
the order is automatically executed.

CHINAShanghai Stock Exchange(SSE)
528 Pudong Road South, Shanghai, China 200120, People's Republic of China Telephone +86 216 880 8888;
Opr: Equities 09:30-11:30, 13:00-15:00, 15:00-15:30 - Treasury Bonds 09:30-11:30, 13:00-15:00

The Shanghai Stock Exchange can stake a claim to fame to being both the first and largest stock exchange on mainland China. The exchange has a total of eight hundred and seventy-eight listed companies. The main indices used on the exchange are: SSE 50 index, SSE 180 Index, SSE Composite Index, SHSE- SZSE 300 Index.

HONG KONG
Hong Kong Stock Exchange(HKSE)
1/F, One and Two Exchange Square, Central Hong Kong Telephone 852 2522-1122
Opr: 10:00am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Today with its total securities market capitalization of a record sum of HK$ 8,260.3 billion (US$ 1,063.9 trillion), the
HKSE ranks 8th place by market capitalization in the world.

INDIA
Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE)
Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers, Dalal Street, Mumbai 400001 Telephone 91-22-22721233/4
Opr: Monday - Friday, 9:55 am - 3:30 pm IST

As the first stock exchange in India, the Bombay Stock Exchange is considered to have played a very important role in the
development of the country's capital markets. The Bombay Stock Exchange is the largest of 22 exchanges in India, with
over 6,000 listed companies. It is also the fifth largest exchange in the world, with market capitalization of
$466 billion.

Hyderabad Stock Exchange (HSE)
6-3-654, Somajiguda, Hyderabad - 500 082 India Telephone +91 40 23435444

Since the establishment of the Hyderabad Stock Exchange in 1943, membership has increased from 55 to 869.
As of 1999-2000, the exchange had a total of 310 brokers, ranging from corporate brokers to proprietor brokers.
After the Securities Contracts Regulations Act in September 2005, the exchange became a corporatised and
de-mutualised organization.

National Stock Exchange of India(NSE)
Exchange Plaza, Plot no. C/1, G Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex Bandra (E) Mumbai - 400 051 Telephone (022) 26598100 - 8114
Opr: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm


In the fast growing Indian financial market, there are 23 stock exchanges trading securities. The National Stock Exchange
of India (NSE) situated in Mumbai - is the largest and most advanced exchange with 1016 companies listed and 726
trading members.

JAPAN Tokyo Stock Exchange(TSE)
2-1 Nihombashi Kabutocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8220 Japan Telephone 81.3 3666 0141
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 12:30 - 3:00 pm JST

The Tokyo Stock exchange is one of the more important world exchanges, trading an average of 1,540 million shares per day.
It is one of five exchanges in Japan, but with 2,276 companies listed, the Tokyo Stock Exchange is by far the largest.
Most of the TSE's listings are domestic, although it also trades shares for 30 international companies.


NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Stock Exchange(NZE)
Level 2, NZX Centre, 11 Cable Street, Wellington, New Zealand Telephone +64 4 472 7599
Opr: Enquiry: 8:00-9:00, Pre- opening: 9:00-10:00, Normal trading: 10:00-17:00, Adjust: 17:00-17:30, Enquiry: 17:30

The New Zealand Exchange (NZX) is based in Wellington, New Zealand. It consists of three main markets :
New Zealand Alternative Market (NZAX), New Zealand Stock Market (NZSX), New Zealand Debt Market (NZDX)

PAKISTAN
Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)
Stock Exchange Building, Stock Exchange Road Karachi - 74000, Pakistan Telephone 111-00-11-22, 2425502-3
Opr: Monday through Thursday: 9.30am - 3.15pm; Friday: 9.15am - 12.00pm - first session;
2.15pm - 5.00pm - second session

Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) is the biggest and most liquid exchange in Pakistan with the average daily turnover of
525.15 million shares and market capitalization of US $ 54.28 billion. The international magazine 'Business Week'
announced the KSE as the best performing world stock market in 2002. Since then the KSE continuously maintains
the reputation as one of the best performing markets in the world.

PHILLIPINES
Phillipine Stock Exchange(PSE)
Philippine Stock Exchange Centre, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines Telephone +63 2 819 41 00
Opr: Monday - Friday, 09:30am - 1 2:00p.m. Pre open period: 09:00 to 9:30.

The Philippine Stock exchange is the only existing stock exchange in the Philippines and is one of the largest in Southeast Asia.
The PSE Composite Index (made up of 30 stocks) is the key indicator of share price movement in the market
six sub indices: Financials Index, the Industrial Index, the Holding Firms index, the Property Index, the
Services Index, and the Mining & Oil Index.

SINGAPORE
Singapore Exchange (SGX)
4 Shenton Way, #02-01, SGX Centre 2, Singapore 068807 Telephone (65) 6535 7511
Opr: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SST

With Singapore now a leading financial center in the Asia-Pacific, the Singapore Exchange has become one of the premier exchanges in its region. The SGX has approximately 659 companies listed on its exchange, and has a market capitalization of $398.4 billion. It is a highly international exchange, with 40 percent of its market capitalization coming from foreign companies

SRI LANKA
Colombo Stock Exchange(CSE)
World Trade Center, Echelon Square, Colombo 01 Telephone 94-11-2446581 / 898
Opr: Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 12:30 pm IST

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is the main stock exchange in Sri Lanka. As of 31st May 2005, the exchange has 243 listed companies, and 20 business sectors are represented. It has a market capitalization of over 497 billion rupees (over US $ 4.9 billion) and this corresponds to approximately 24% of the country's GDP. Two indices currently exist in the
CSE - The All Share Price Index ( ASPI) and The Milanka Price Index (MPI). It became the first South Asian member of the World Federation of Stock Exchanges in 1998 and it is also a founding member of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE).

EUROPE
GERMANY
Frankfurt Stock Exchange(FSE)
Deutsche B? AG, 60485 Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Telephone +49 (0) 69-211-116 70
Opr: Varies for different trading platforms and securities. From 17:45 to 20:00 and X-DAX, introduced in 2006,
running from 17:45-22:00 (in line with US Trading hours)

Frankfurt, one of the world's first stock exchanges, became a leader among eight German stock exchanges already in the middle of the 20th century by serving 90% of the German market today. From 1993, the blue-chip company Deutsche B? AG is an operator of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE).


GREECE
Athens Stock Exchange(AEX)
10 Sophocieous Street, 105 59 Athens, Greece. Telephone +30 1 033 66 800
Opr: Varies for different trading platforms and securities. From 17:45 to 20:00 and X-DAX, introduced in 2006,
running from 17:45-22:00 (in line with US Trading hours)

The Athens Exchange is a limited company that is operated by a council of seven administers To gain membership to the Athens Exchange, a company must buy at least 600,000 euros worth of equities

IRELAND
Irish Stock Exchange(ISE)
28 Anglesea Street, Dublin 2 Ireland Telephone +353 (1) 617 4200
Opr: Monday- Friday 8:00am-16:30pm, pre trading 06:30-07:50 and post trading 16:30-17:15

The Irish Stock Exchange or 'The Exchange' has a board of twelve directors. The directors divide the board into subcommittees to allow for concentrated efforts surrounding the governance, problems, and operations of the exchanges

ITALY
Italian Stock Exchange(BIT)
Piazza degli Affari 6, Milano, 20123 Telephone +39 02 724261
Opr: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana) indexes approximately 270 listed stocks within five different market sectors:
1) Blue Chip , 2) Star(medium-sized companies with a market cap $40 M and $1B euro
3)Standard(small- and medium-sized companies with market cap between $40 M and $1B euro) and
4) Mercato Expandi(small companies with a minimum cap of 1M euro)

NORTHERN EUROPE
OMX Stock Exchange (OMX)
OMX, SE-105 78 Stockholm, Sweden. Telephone +46 8 405 60 00
Opr: Each stock exchange has different trading hours

OMX Exchanges is the largest securities market in the Northern Europe seeking regional competitiveness through effective integration over national borders. It provides access to about 80% of the Nordic and Baltic securities markets.

RUSSIA
Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange(MICEX)
13, Bolshoy Kislovskiy, Moscow 125009, Russia. Telephone (+7 095) 234-48-11
Opr: 10.15 am - 7.05 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange Group (MICEX) is an independent close joint-stock company established and owned by major Russian commercial banks and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation from 1992. It is the group of organizations providing trading, settlement, clearing and depository services for Russian and foreign investors. The MICEX Group is comprised of the MICEX, the MICEX Stock Exchange, the National Mercantile Exchange, the MICEX Settlement House, the National Depositary Center, the National Clearing Center, and regional exchanges.

UNITED KINGDOM
London Stock Exchange(LSE)
10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7LS Telephone +44 (0) 20 7797 1000
Opr: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm GMT

The London Stock Exchange is the most important exchange in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
It lists over 3,000 companies and with 350 of the companies coming from 50 different countries, the LSE is
the most international of all exchanges.

London Metal Exchange
56 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 2DX, UK Telephone +44 (0) 20 7264 5555
Opr: Hours Time varies for different trading platforms. 11.45 am - 5 pm

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is the world's leading metal market specializing in non-ferrous base metals trading. The LME operates successfully with a turnover in excess of US$4,500 billion and market capitalization of around $3,000 billion annually. It plays an important part in maintaining the stability of commodity prices throughout the world.

MIDDLE EAST
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dubai Stock Exchange(DFX)
Level 7 The Exchange Building Gate District,
Dubai International Financial Centre
P.O. Box 53536 Dubai UAE Telephone +971 4 361 2222

Opr: Monday to Friday: 11.45 am - 5 pm (7.45 am - 1 pm GMT)
The Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) owned by the sole shareholder Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), launched Dubai securities trading market in September 2005. As the DIFX is situated in the newly established financial free zone DIFC, all the operations of the Exchange together with all other financial activities in the DIFC are regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Toronto Stock Exchange(TSX)
3rd Floor, P.O. Box 450, 130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1J2 Telephone 416-947-4670
Opr: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

The Toronto Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in Canada, as well as the 7th largest in the world. The exchange lists 4,000 securities and trades an average of 250 million shares per day

UNITED STATES
Chicago Mercantile Exchange(CME)
20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606, USA Telephone (312) 930-1000
Opr: Foreign currencies and interest rates: Mon . Fri, 7:20 am . 2:00 pm CST,
Agricultural commodities and stock index futures: Mon . Fri, 8:30 . 3:15 pm CST

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is the United States. largest futures exchange, as well as the second largest in the world. It trades futures and options on interest rates, stock indexes, foreign currencies, and agricultural commodities.
In 2004, the exchange traded 805.3 million contracts with a value of $463.4 trillion.

New York Stock Exchange(NYSE)
Address 18 Broad Street, New York, NY Telephone 212-656-3000
Opr: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

Trading approximately 1.46 billion shares each day, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the leading stock exchange in the world. The exchange trades stocks for some 2,800 companies, ranging from blue chips to new high growth companies. Each listed company has to meet strict requirements, as the NYSE works to maintain its reputation of trading strong, high quality securities.

NASDAQ
One Liberty Plaza, 50th Floor, New York, NY 10006 Telephone 212-401-8742
Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

The NASDAQ, an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, is an electronic stock
exchange with 3,300 company listings. It currently has a greater trading volume than any other U.S. exchange, making
approximately 1.8 billion trades per day.

SOUTH AMERICA
ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)
Citing BCBA's self definition: "It is a self-regulated non-profit civil association. At its Council sit representatives
of all different sectors of Argentina's economy."

BERMUDA
Bermuda Stock Exchange
The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), established in 1971, is now the world’s leading fully electronic offshore securities market, with a current market capitalization (excluding mutual funds) in excess of US$300 billion. Approximately 400 securities are listed on the BSX, of which almost 300 are offshore funds and alternative investment structures. The
exchange specializes in listing and trading of capital market instruments such as stocks, bonds, mutual fund (including hedge fund structures) and depository receipt programs.

BRAZIL
BOVESPA - Sao Paulo Stock Exchange(IPA)
Located in the center of the biggest Brazilian city, São Paulo, Bovespa is the largest stock exchange in Latin America. On an average day (in 2004 figures), shares valued at R$ 10,100 million were traded on Bovespa , where US$1.00 = R$1.76 approximately. Established in August 23, 1890 on Rua 15 de Novembro, it was a state institution until 1966, when
it became a non-profit civil association.

COLOMBIA
Bolsa de Valores Stock Exchange(BVC)
It was created on July 3, 2001 by the union of three extant stock exchanges in Colombia: Bolsa de Bogotá, Bolsa de Medellín and the Bolsa de Occidente in Cali.

CHILE
Santiago Stock Exchange
The exchange trades in stocks, bonds, investment funds, stock options, futures, gold and silver coins minted by the Banco Central de Chile, and US dollars on Telepregon, its electronic platform. The only floor trading conducted is the share market, concurrent with screen trading. Settlement for shares is T+2. Trading hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m., Monday through Friday.

MEXICO
Mexico Stock Exchange
The Bolsa Mexicana de Valores or BMV is Mexico's only stock exchange. It is headquartered on the prestigious
Paseo de la Reforma in central Mexico City, is the second largest Stock Exchange in Latin America, behind the São Paulo Stock Exchange - Bovespa

VENEZUELA
Caracas Stock Exchange(BVC)
The Caracas Stock Exchange or Bolsa de Valores de Caracas (BVC) is a stock exchange located in Caracas, Venezuela. Originally established in 1947, BVC merged with a competitor in 1974 to become the only securities exchange operating in Venezuela.