JSE equity market data now available via Google

6 May 2014

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has teamed up with Google Finance to enable local and international and investors to track JSE equity data online.

All equity listed instruments on the JSE are provided on www.google.com/finance?q=JSE with a 15-minute delay. Google Finance now offers financial information from 35 stock exchanges worldwide.

“We are excited to offer our clients and potential investors with an additional platform to get exposure to our equity market via Google Finance,” Ana Forssman, director of market data at the JSE, said in a statement on Monday.

“Technology and accessibility to information is a critical enabler for exchanges, and with more and more people accessing market data online, it made sense for the JSE to be more broadly available. It’s a great development that Google Finance will facilitate this exposure to a comprehensive audience within South Africa and globally.”

According to the JSE, 45% of the exchange’s data was subscribed to outside of South Africa in 2013, “indicating international demand for South African equities and exposure to African investments in general”.

The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation. South Africa was ranked second World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) 2013 Global Competitiveness Index for raising finance through the local equity market.

SAinfo reporter