Shenzhen Stock Exchange. [Asianewsphoto/File]
Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), established on Dec 1, 1990, is a self-regulated legal entity under the supervision of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), China's top securities regulator.
Its main functions include providing the venue and facility for securities trading, formulating operational rules, arranging securities listings, organizing and supervising securities trading, offering membership supervision and oversight of listed companies, managing and publicizing market information and other capacities permitted by CSRC.
The small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) board was launched in May 2004. China's NASDAQ-style board ChiNext was inaugurated in October 2009.
As of June 30, 2010, SZSE was home to 1,012 listed companies, with 485 on the main board, 437 on the SME board and 90 on the ChiNext market. The total market capitalization was valued at 5.6 trillion yuan ($828.7 billion).
In the first half of 2010, SZSE raised 154.3 billion yuan through IPOs and recorded a total trading value of 9.73 trillion yuan.