China Surpasses Japan's Stock Market Value in 2009
1. I'm pretty sure that this is the first time ever that China's stock market ($3.57 trillion) has surpassed Japan's ($3.31 trillion) by total market capitalization.
2. It's also interesting that China, India and Brazil now account for 16% of the world stock market value. It was not too long ago that those three countries accounted for less than 1% of world stock market value. In 2003, those countries represented only 4.2% of world stock market value.
3. The United States stock market has the same value ($15.08 trillion) of the next five stock markets combined: China, Japan, Euronext, U.K. and India, and accounts for 32% of total world stock market value.
4. China has the same stock market value ($3.57 trillion) as Germany, Australia and Switzerland combined.