May 25, 2007 / 10:30 AM / 13 years ago

FACTBOX - World's largest stock exchanges

(Reuters) - Nasdaq Stock Market has agreed to buy Nordic bourse owner OMX for $3.7 billion (1.9 billion pounds), the companies announced on Friday, as Nasdaq seeks to expand abroad following a series of rival stock market mergers.

Following is a ranking of the world’s biggest share markets by total value of share trades in 2006, based on data from the World Federation of Exchanges industry association.

(figures in trillions of U.S. dollars)

1. NYSE - $21.79

2. Nasdaq Stock Market - $11.81

3. London Stock Exchange - $7.57

4. Tokyo Stock Exchange - $5.82

5. Euronext - $3.85

6. Deutsche Boerse - $2.74

7. BME Spanish Exchanges - $1.93

8. Borsa Italiana - $1.59

9. Swiss Exchange - $1.40

10. Korea Stock Exchange - $1.34

11. OMX - $1.33

12. TSX (Toronto ) - $1.28

Source: World Federation of Exchanges Web site

http://www.world-exchanges.org

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