Who: Bombay Stock Exchange
What: Has highest number of listed companies
When: Announced by WEF in September 2015
The World Federation of Exchanges (WEF), in the first week of September 2015, announced that the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has the highest number of listed companies in the world.
By the end of June 2015, a total number of 5689 companies were listed with the BSE. However, out of 5689, only one company was a foreign company.
The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) had 1750 listed companies by the end of June 2015.
Though BSE leads the world in terms of listed companies, Shanghai stock exchange of China (having 1070 companies) was at the top in terms of value of share trading with 30 trillion US dollars worth transactions in June 2015.
The total value of transactions in the BSE was 94 billion US dollars during the same period.
BSE was established in 1855 and is considered as the oldest exchange in Asia.