name: Korea Exchange
The Korea Exchange (KRX) is the only stock exchange operator in Korea. The exchange is headquartered in Busan, and it has a spot market and market supervision office in Seoul. It is a merger of the Korea Stock Exchange, Korea Futures Exchange and KOSDAQ stock market under the Korea Stock Exchange and Futures Trading Act.
The securities and derivatives market of the former exchange is currently the business department of the Korea Exchange: Stock Market Department, KOSDAQ Market Department and Derivatives Market Department. As of October 2012, the Korea Exchange had 1,796 listed companies with a total market capitalization of 11 trillion US dollars. The normal trading hours of the Exchange are Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 3:15 pm.
Korean exchange trading tools include:
1. KOSPI Market Department
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Exchange Related Warrants (ELWs)
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
2. KOSDAQ Market Department
3. Derivatives Market Department
Index instruments: KOSPI200 futures index, KOSTAR futures, KOSPI200 option index,
single stock futures,
interest rate instruments: 3-year Korean government bond futures, 5-year Korean government bond futures, 10-year Korean government bond futures,
foreign exchange instruments: US dollar futures, Yen futures, euro futures, dollar options
Commodity instruments: gold futures, mini gold futures, lean pig futures
The Korea Exchange was established on January 27, 2005. The CEO/Chairman is Choi Kyung-soo, the currency is the Korean won, and the indexes include: KOSPI, KOSDAQ and KRX100.
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