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What is the Korea Exchange?

Korea Exchange

It's one of the largest stock exchanges in Asia, and the only one in South Korea. It has more than 2,000 companies traded on it, including well-known global giants Samsung and Hyundai. It has its headquarters in the port city of Busan, with offices in Seoul.

Where have you heard about the Korea Exchange?

It was once known for being the world’s largest derivatives exchange by trading volume, but in recent years it has been surpassed by the likes of CME Group and Eurex.

In 2015, The Korea Exchange joined the United Nations Sustainable Stocki Exchanges Initiative.

What you need to know about the Korea Exchange.

An influx of investment capital flooded in after 2000 when the exchange relaxed the rules on foreign ownership of ordinary companies and increased the percentage of overseas ownership in publicly held firms from 8% to 40%.

The Korea Exchange, which trades in stocks, bonds and derivatives, was established in its current form in 2005 in a merger between the Korea Stock Exchange, Kosdaq and Korea Futures Exchange. Trading sessions run from 9am to 3.15pm local time, Monday to Friday.

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