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Korea Exchange


Korea Exchange

Korea Exchange
Type Stock exchange
Location Busan & Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates (Busan)
Founded 27 January 2005
Key people Choi Kyung-Soo (CEO / Chairman)
Currency South Korean won
No. of listings 1815 (as of January 2014)[1]
Indices KOSPI
KRX 100
Korea Exchange
Hangul 한국거래소
Hanja 韓國去來所
Revised Romanization Hanguk Georaeso
McCune–Reischauer Hanguk Kŏraeso

Korea Exchange (KRX) is the sole securities exchange operator in South Korea. It is headquartered in Busan, and has an office for cash markets and market oversight in Seoul.


  • History 1
  • Traded Instruments 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The Korea Exchange was created through the integration of Korea Stock Exchange, Korea Futures Exchange and KOSDAQ Stock Market under the Korea Stock & Futures Exchange Act. The securities and derivatives markets of former exchanges are now business divisions of Korea Exchange: the Stock Market Division, KOSDAQ Market Division and Derivatives Market Division. As of January 2015, Korea Exchange had 1,814 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of $1.2 trillion.Sustainable Stock Exchanges The exchange has normal trading sessions from 09:00 am to 03:15 pm on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance.[2]

On 22 May 2015, The Korea Exchange joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative in an event with the UN-SG Ban Ki-moon in attendance, as well as senior officials from UN Global Compact and UNCTAD.[3]

Traded Instruments

KOSPI Market Division
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • Exchange-Linked Warrants (ELWs)
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
KOSDAQ Market Division
  • Stocks
Derivatives Market Division
  • Index Instruments: KOSPI 200 Index Futures, KOSTAR Futures, KOSPI 200 Index Options
  • Single Stock Futures
  • Equity Options
  • Interest Rate Instruments: 3-Year KTB (Korea Treasury Bond) Futures, 5-Year KTB Futures, 10-Year KTB Futures
  • Foreign Exchange Instruments: USD Futures, JPY Futures, EUR Futures, USD Options
  • Commodity Instruments: Gold Futures, Mini-gold Futures, Lean Hog Futures

See also


  1. ^ "Korea Exchange". Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Market Hours, Korea Exchange via Wikinvest
  3. ^ "UN Secretary-General Joins Business Leaders in Seoul, Calls for Urgent Action on Poverty, Climate Change and Conflict". UN Global Compact. UN Global Compact. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 

External links

  • Korea Exchange Website
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