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Korea Exchange
한국거래소
TypeStock exchange
LocationBusan & Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates35°08′12″N 129°03′53″E / 35.136721°N 129.064746°E / 35.136721; 129.064746 (Busan)
Founded1956; 66 years ago (1956)
Key peopleSohn Byung-doo
(Chairman & CEO)
CurrencySouth Korean won
No. of listings2,445 (as of May 2021)[1]
Market cap₩2,604 trillion KRW ($2.3 trillion USD)[2]
IndicesKOSPI
KOSDAQ
KRX 100
Websitewww.krx.co.kr
eng.krx.co.kr
Korea Exchange
Hangul
한국거래소
Hanja
韓國去來所
Revised RomanizationHanguk Georaeso
McCune–ReischauerHanguk Kŏraeso

Korea Exchange (KRX) is the sole securities exchange operator in South Korea. It is headquartered in Busan, and has an office for cash markets and market oversight in Seoul.

History

The Korea Exchange was created through the integration of Korea Stock Exchange (KSE), Korea Futures Exchange and KOSDAQ Stock Market under the Korea Stock & Futures Exchange Act. The securities and derivatives markets of former exchanges are now business divisions of Korea Exchange: the Stock Market Division, KOSDAQ Market Division and Derivatives Market Division. As of Dec 2020, Korea Exchange had 2,409 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of ₩2.3 quadrillion KRW ($2.1 trillion USD). The exchange has normal trading sessions from 09:00 am to 03:30 pm on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance.[3]

On 22 May 2015, the Korea Exchange joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative in an event with the UN-SG Ban Ki-moon in attendance, as well as senior officials from UN Global Compact and UNCTAD.[4]

Traded Instruments

KOSPI Market Division
KOSDAQ Market Division
Derivatives Market Division

See also

References

  1. ^ ""Global KRX About KRX KRX Overview History"". Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  2. ^ ""시가총액"". Retrieved 10 Feb 2021.
  3. ^ Market Hours, Korea Exchange via Wikinvest
  4. ^ "UN Secretary-General Joins Business Leaders in Seoul, Calls for Urgent Action on Poverty, Climate Change and Conflict". UN Global Compact. UN Global Compact. Retrieved 23 May 2015.