Australian Securities Exchange
The Australian Securities Exchange ( ASX) (formerly " Australian Stock Exchange " ) is the Australian Stock Exchange, based in Sydney. Benchmark indices are the All Ordinaries and the S & P / ASX 200
Founded as the ASX with six separate offices in the cities of Sydney ( 1871), Hobart (1882 ), Melbourne (1884), Brisbane ( 1884), Adelaide (1887 ) and Perth ( 1889). In 1987 the merger, which the ASX became the main trading center.
Striking is the high proportion of mining and resources industry among the listed companies (including BHP Billiton ).
In December 2006, the name of the Australian Stock Exchange (" ASX " ) was changed to the Australian Securities Exchange (" ASX ").