International and World Stock Exchange Listing Requirements
We assist companies in going public. We can even help new
corporation to go public. Once a company becomes public they must meet
certain listing requirements in order to be listed on one of the various
stock exchanges and trade their securities.
Although the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is a governing board in the United States it
doesn't set the listing requirements for foreign stock exchanges and bourses, these are set by each
individual stock exchange. Typically they include a specific minimum number of publicly traded shares
and shareholders along with minimum trading price for their stock and overall market value for their
company. In addition to initial listing requirements, each board has continued listing requirements.
Meaning each company is required to fulfill specific standards in order to continue having their stock
listed on that board or they may be delisted. However these requirements are typically more relaxed than
the initial ones. The OTC Markets, OTC Pink Sheets and the Over the Counter Bulletin Board OTCBB have
the most relaxed standards.
This is a directory of stock exchanges throughout the world. Please visit each exchange’s website
for more specific detailed information on how do you get a listing on the stock exchange and
what are the requirements to list on the stock exchange.
The major US stock exchanges are listed below:
Nasdaq: What are the listing requirements for Nasdaq
Listing Requirements: nasdaq.com/about/nasdaq_listing_req_fees.pdf
NASDAQ was originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealer Automated Quotation system, rebranded as The NASDAQ OMX Group.
NASDAQ has three sets of Listing Requirements. Basic abridged listing requirements for all companies on NASDAQ include a minimum of 1,250,000 publicly
traded shares, opening bid price over $5.00, at least three market makers as well as adhering to various governance rules and trading history minimums over the previous12 months.
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) How do you get a listing on the NYSE
Listing Requirements: nyse.com
The original and longest running US stock exchange, with origins tracing back to 1792. It is considered the blue chip or top US stock exchange. NYSE has three different sets of domestic listing requirements for the US in addition to their international exchange. The NYSE requirements are very detailed; please visit their site for specifics.
OTC (Over the Counter) Markets Listing Requirements
OTCQX is the intelligent marketplace for the best OTC companies with the highest financial standards and superior information availability.
OTCQB is the venture marketplace for companies that are current in their reporting with a U.S. regulator. There are no financial or qualitative standards.
OTC Pink Current Information aka The Pink Sheets
The OTC (Over The Counter) Markets operate a bit differently than the other US markets. OTCQB and OTC Pink have no listing requirements; this fact makes them particularly attractive to smaller companies and startups that may not have large revenues and earnings.
Listing Requirements: otcmarkets.com/home
Tokyo Stock Exchange
In Tokyo, Japan
London Stock Exchange
Located in London, United Kingdom
Also known as the AIM Alternate Investment Market.
Listing requirements: londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm
NASDAQ OMX Europe
What is the listing requirement for nordic.nasdaqomxtrader.com
Is in Frankfurt, Germany
To find information on the listing requirement for the Deutsche Borse you can visit their site.
Listing requirement to trade stock: boerse-berlin.de/index.php
SIX Swiss Exchange
The exchange is in Zurich Switzerland
Requirements for listing your company on the Swiss Exchange can be found at six-swiss-exchange.com/index.html
BME Spanish Exchanges
Can be visited in Madrid, Spain
Listing requirements: bolsasymercados.es/ing/home.htm
GXG Markets in Denmark
For additional information for going public in Denmark additional information can be found at gxgmarkets.com
This is the stock exchange for Moscow, Russia
Toronto Stock Exchange
The TSE is located in Toronto, Canada
CNSX Canadian National Stock Exchange
TSX Venture Exchange
Contact for listing requirements for the Venture Exchange
ASE Australian Securities Exchange
Learn how a company gets listed on the ASE
Shanghai Stock Exchange
Many Chinese companies go public in the USA via reverse mergers with shell companies.
HKSE Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Companies based in Hong Kong often use reverse acquisitions and reverse takeovers to become public companies.
GEM Growth Enterprise Market
How to become a public company in Hong Kong
BSE Bombay Stock Exchange
IPO guide to an listing for a company in India
Bursa Malaysia Listing Requirements
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
SGX Singapore Exchange
São Paulo, Brazil
Information on how to start a public company in Brazil and what is needed to list for public companies.
KRX Korea Exchange
Seoul South Korea
Publicly traded company list
Located in Johannesburg, South Africa
Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Stock Exchange in Zimbabwe
Contact for listing requirements