Access to Financial Markets

This map reflects a population's access to financial markets, as defined by the ratio of market capitalization (outside the 10 largest companies) to total market capitalization in a country. The data are from the World Federation of Exchanges on an exchange level. This indicator is aggregated up to the country level by averaging the market caps of a country's exchanges.

Data source: World Federation of Exchanges, updated January 2013

Source: Global Financial Development Database; Martin Čihák, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Erik Feyen and Ross Levine: "Financial development in 205 economies, 1960 to 2010", NBER Working Paper No. 18946, April 2013

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