BSE remains world's top bourse

Leading bourse BSE has extended its lead as the world’s top exchange in terms of the number of listed companies, outpacing the major global peers like NYSE, Nasdaq and London Stock Exchange by almost 100 per cent.

The BSE had a total of 5,174 companies listed on its platform at the end of last month, outpacing its closed rival Canadian bourse TMX Group by more than 1,000 firms or over 20 per cent, as per the latest data available with the World Federation of Exchange (WFE).

The number of listed companies on BSE platform is almost double that of major bourses like UK’s London Stock Exchange and American bourses like NASDAQ and NYSE.

Another Indian bourse, National Stock Exchange (NSE) is ranked 10th with a total number of 1,660 listed companies.

The listed firms on BSE has increased from 5,115 in January to 5,174 in October, the WFE data showed. The number of companies listed on BSE rose by 11 companies in October alone.

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