DEFINITION of 'Korea Stock Exchange (KSC) .KS'

The Stock Market Division of Korea Exchange, formerly an independent South Korean exchange, was established in 1956. Some of its milestones include the launching of the Stock Index Futures Market in 1996 and the Stock Index Options Market in 1997, as well as the adoption of electronic trading in 1988, warrant trading in 2000, and equity options and ETFs in 2002. Its traded instruments include stocks, bonds, ETFs and REITs.

BREAKING DOWN 'Korea Stock Exchange (KSC) .KS'

The Korea Exchange was established in 2005 as a merger of the Korea Stock Exchange, the KOSDAQ and the Korea Futures Exchange. The Korea Exchange is one of Asia's largest exchanges with around 1,800 listed companies.

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