The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) is a stock exchange located in Hong Kong. It is Asia’s third largest stock exchange in terms of market capitalization behind the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange, and the sixth largest in the world behind Euronext. As of 30 November 2013, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange had 1,615 listed companies, 776 of which are from mainland China, 737 from Hong Kong and 102 from abroad (e.g. Cambodia, Italy, Kazakhstan, etc.). Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is the holding company for the exchange.