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Australian Securities Exchange
Type Stock exchange, Futures exchange, Clearing House
Location Sydney, Australia
Founded 1987
Owner ASX Limited
Currency Australian dollar
No. of listings 2,194 (July 2014)
MarketCap A$1.6 trillion (May 2014)

Australian Securities Exchange Ltd, or ASX Limited (ASX), is an Australian public company that operates Australia's primary securities exchange, the Australian Securities Exchange (sometimes referred to outside of Australia as the Sydney Stock Exchange). It was formed on 1 April 1987, through incorporation under legislation of the Australian Parliament as an amalgamation of the six state securities exchanges, and merged with the Sydney Futures Exchange in 2006.

Today, ASX has an average daily turnover of A$4.685 billion and a market capitalisation of around A$1.6 trillion, making it one of the world's top 15 listed exchange groups.

ASX Clear is the clearing house for all shares, structured products, warrants and ASX Equity Derivatives.

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Ticker Company name Sector
AMP AMP Financial Services
ANZ ANZ Financial Services
BHP BHP Biliton Heavy Industry
BXB Brambles Retail
CBA Commonwealth Bank Financial Services
CSL CSL Healthcare
MQG Macquarie Financial Services
NAB National Australia Bank Financial Services
NCM Newcrest Mining Heavy Industry
ORG Origin Energy Electric Power
QBE QBE Financial Services
RIO Rio Tinto Heavy Industry
STO Santos Oil & Gas
SUN Suncorp Financial Services
TLS Telstra Telecommunications
WBC Westpac Financial Services
WDC Westfield Retail
WES Wesfarmers Retail
WOW Woolworths Retail
WPL Woodside Petroleum Oil & Gas

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