JSE Limited (recently the JSE Stocks Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange) [2] is the biggest stock exchange in Africa. It is situated at the corner of Maude Street and also Gwen Street in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2003 the JSE had actually an approximated 472 provided firms and a market capitalisation of US$ 182.6 billion (EUR158 billion), in addition to an average regular monthly traded worth of US$ 6.399 billion(EUR5.5 billion). As of 31 December 2013, the marketplace capitalisation of the JSE went to US$ 1,007 billion.

he discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886 led to many mining as well as economic companies opening and a demand soon arose for a stock market for more info go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCGcH1Dy2bo

The Johannesburg Exchange & Chambers Business was set up by a London businessman, Benjamin Minors Woollan and also housed at the corner of Commissioner and also Simmonds Streets. Out of this the JSE was born upon 8 November 1887. By 1890 the trading venue became too small and also had to be reconstructed but this as well was grown out of. Trading then relocated right into the street. The Mining Commissioner cut off Simmonds Road in between Market Square and Commissioner Road using chains.

In 1903, a new structure was constructed for the JSE on Hollard Road. It was a floor structure that needsed an entire whole city block bounded by Fox as well as Main, Hollard and also Sauer Streets.