Largest stock exchanges
: According to data from the World Federation of Exchanges, there are about 46,300 publicly listed companies in the world with a global market capitalization of $55 trillion. The largest stock exchanges are located in the U.S. and
Europe, but China, Japan and some emerging economies are no slouches either.
As we've done with our coverage of the planet's 10 most profitable countries
, let's take a look at its largest stock exchanges.