Korea Exchange

Mondo Visione  Mar 5  Comment 
Recently, the KONEX market grows rapidly in both trading volume and the number of stocks traded. In 2015, the average daily trading value of the KONEX market increased as much as 200% year on year (KRW 390 mil KRW 830 mil). In February, the...
Mondo Visione  Feb 27  Comment 
The ETN market, which opened on November 17, 2014 and marked the 100th trading day on February 24, 2015, has shown a consistent rise in trading value and outperformed the market in terms of yield.  ※ For more details, please refer to the...
Mondo Visione  Feb 26  Comment 
The Korea Exchange (KRX) completely amended the listing eligibility review guideline in order to reinforce its proactive support for the companies to be listed on the KOSPI market and turn its listing eligibility review system into a...
Mondo Visione  Feb 26  Comment 
The Korea Exchange (KRX) announced that the trading volume of the nighttime US dollar futures market posted 1,885 contracts on February 24, 2015. (Market closed at 5 AM), which is the highest figure ever recorded since opening of the market on...
Mondo Visione  Nov 4  Comment 
The Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Korea Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 27 October, 2014 in Seoul. Mr. Wu Lijun, Chairman of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Dr. Kyungsoo Choi, Chairman and CEO of the Korea Exchange...
Reuters  Oct 28  Comment 
The head of CME Group has expressed interest in buying a stake in South Korea's main exchange operator if Korea Exchange Inc offers to sell some of its shares, CME's South...
Financial Times  Oct 28  Comment 
Mondo Visione  Sep 26  Comment 
The Ministry of Environment and the Korea Exchange (KRX) announced that they will start a mock emission trading from Sep. 29 (Mon.), 2014 in order to successfully open an official Emission Trading Market in Jan. 2015. - The mock market will be...
Mondo Visione  Sep 24  Comment 
The Korea Exchange (KRX) will host 2014 Global Investors Conference for  twelve (12) KOSDAQ-listed companies to expand investment base in the KOSDAQ  stock market.  One-on-One meetings and KOSDAQ market presentation for foreign...
Mondo Visione  Sep 1  Comment 
The Korea Exchange (KRX) decided to implement "after-hour market reshuffling and volatility interruption (VI)" with effect from September 1 since related regulations and enforcement rules on the KOSPI and KOSDAQ markets that are required for...
Mondo Visione  Jul 4  Comment 
The Korea Exchange (KRX) will implement a new method for calculating substitute prices of debt securities listed in its bond market on June 30, 2014. The purpose of this adjustment is to increase investors’ convenience and to adopt the global...

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See also Investing in South Korea.

As of 31 December 2007, the Korea Exchange had 1,757 listed companies[1] with a combined market capitalization of $1.1 trillion.[2]

Basic Information

Exchange Symbols

  • Google Finance: SEO
  • Thomson Reuters: SE
  • Yahoo! Finance: .KS

Market Information (as of 31 December 2007)

  • Trading Hours:
    • Normal Trading Session: 08:00 - 15:00
2004[3] 2005[4] 2006[5] 2007[6]
Number of Listed Companies6831,6161,6891,757
Domestic Market Capitalization (in $ million)389,473718,011834,4041,122,606
Value of Shares Traded (in $ million)625,1861,210,6621,342,0862,005,994
Average Daily Turnover (in $ million)2,5114,8625,4348,255
Average Value of Trades (in $ thousand)
New Capital Raised from Initial Public Offerings (in $ million)10,9522,1832,8533,170
New Capital Raised from Secondary Public Offerings (in $ million)3,9412,6012,4733,807
Number of Trading Days249249247243

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Benchmark Index

Constituent Indices

Sector Indices

  • KRX Autos Index
  • KRX Semicon Index
  • KRX Health Care Index
  • KRX Banks Index
  • KRX IT Index
  • KRX Energy and Chemicals Index
  • KRX Steels Index
  • KRX Consumer Staples Index
  • KRX Media and Telecom Index
  • KRX Financials (excluding Banks) Index
  • KRX Constructions Index

Stocks listed on the Korea Exchange


  1. Number of Listed Companies (2006, 2007), World Federation of Exchanges
  2. Domestic Market Capitalization (2006, 2007), World Federation of Exchanges
  3. Annual Statistics 2004, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  4. Annual Statistics 2005, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  5. Annual Statistics 2006, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
  6. Annual Statistics 2007, Equity Markets, World Federation of Exchanges
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