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India enters the elite club of world's 10 largest stock markets

Last updated on: November 07, 2014 17:48 IST

Image: Bollywood actress Kajal Agarwal at the Bombay Stock Exchange. Photograph, courtesy: BSE.
 
 

This year has been significant for India's equity markets on more than one count.

India, one of the best-performing equity markets in 2014, now ranks 9th on the league table of market capitalisation (m-cap). 

India, with m-cap of about $1.6 trillion, is ahead of Switzerland and Australia (not in the table), and is closing in on Germany and France.

Interestingly, India's total market capitalisation has increased by around 39 per cent so far this year, by far the most compared to the other nine countries in the top 10 list.

Take a look at the top 10 performing markets... 

Image: Children play on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Reuters.
 

United States

Rank: 1

Market cap: $23.8 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 37%
Change (year to date): 6.8%

Image: Tokyo Stock Exchange. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters
 

Japan
Rank: 2
Market cap: $4.5 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 7%
Change (year to date): -2.4%

Image: People look at an electronic board at a brokerage house in Shanghai.
Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters
 

China

Rank: 3
Market cap: $4.2 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 6.5%
Change (year to date): 24.1%

Image: Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters
 

Hong Kong

Rank: 4
Market cap: $3.8 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 5.9%
Change (year to date): 6.8% 

Image: London Stock Exchange. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters
 

United Kingdom

Rank: 5
Market cap: $3.7 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 5.8%
Change (year to date): - 7.3%

Image: Toronto Stock Exchange. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters
 

Canada

Rank: 6
Market cap: $2.1 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 3.3%
Change (year to date): 0

Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
 

France

Rank: 7

Market cap: $2 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 3%
Change (year to date): -8.5%

Image: Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Photograph: Lizza David/Reuters
 

Germany

Rank: 8

Market cap: $1.8 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: $2.8
Change (year to date): -11.2% 

Image: Bombay Stock Exchange. Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters
 

India

Rank: 9

Market cap: $1.6 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 2.5%
Change (year to date): 38.9%

Image: Swiss Exchange, Zurich. Photograph: Ikiwaner /Wikimedia Commons
 

Switzerland

Rank: 10

Market cap: $1.5 trillion
Percentage of world m-cap: 2.4%
Change (year to date): 0.1%

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