Australian Securities Exchange facts for kids
|Australian Securities Exchange|
|Type||Stock exchange, Futures exchange, Clearing House|
|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.
|BHP||BHP Biliton||Heavy Industry|
|CBA||Commonwealth Bank||Financial Services|
|NAB||National Australia Bank||Financial Services|
|NCM||Newcrest Mining||Heavy Industry|
|ORG||Origin Energy||Electric Power|
|RIO||Rio Tinto||Heavy Industry|
|STO||Santos||Oil & Gas|
|WPL||Woodside Petroleum||Oil & Gas|
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