Korea Exchange

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Korea Exchange
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Type Stock exchange
Location Busan & Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 35°08′12″N 129°03′53″E / 35.136721°N 129.064746°E / 35.136721; 129.064746 (Busan)
Founded 27 January 2005
Key people Choi Kyung-Soo (CEO / Chairman)
Currency South Korean won
No. of listings 686
Indexes KOSPI
KRX 100
Website www.krx.co.kr
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.


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 October 2012, Korea Exchange had 1,796 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of $1.1 trillion.[1] 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]

Traded Instruments[edit]

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[edit]


  1. ^ Number of Listed Companies and Total Market Cap, Korea Exchange page on Wikinvest
  2. ^ Market Hours, Korea Exchange via Wikinvest

External links[edit]