Monday, August 17, 2009

Deloitte - Database of Statistics on globalization of world's capital markets

Deloitte has published new data on cross-border securities listings. The Database of Statistics provides clear evidence of the globalization of the world's capital markets and the need for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). At June 30, 2009, the 52 securities exchanges that are members of the World Federation of Exchanges have over 46,000 companies listed, of which about 3,100 are foreign (cross-border) listings. In addition, 1,024 non-US companies from 50 jurisdictions were registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at December 31, 2008. (Review the data: Alphabetical Listing of Companies; Geographic Listing of Companies; Listing by US Trading Market; and Geographic Summary by Jurisdiction of Incorporation.)