World Equity Market Highlights 2016 In Three Charts

Global equity markets had a subdued growth in 2016 according to a report by The World Federation of Exchanges. The global market capitalization increased by 4.4% and value of stocks traded declined by 27%. Much of this fall can be attributed to sharp sell-off on Chinese exchanges and restricted trading there. Number of newly listed companies were also down by 36%.

The following are three charts from the 2016 WFE Market Highlights report.

1.Domestic market Capitalization by region:

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2.Number of new listings by region:

3.Number of listed companies by region:

Source: WFE

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