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Global Stock Exchanges

More and more corporations these days are choosing to list their stock not just on one exchange, and not even just in one country. Rather, they are choosing to list their stock in multiple exchanges in multiple countries.
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What are the main advantages and disadvantages of listing your company on different stock exchanges in different countries?
Are there any issues involved related to raising capital in the global market? Please provide some examples to support your argument.

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What are the main advantages and disadvantages of listing your company on different stock exchanges in different countries?

The main advantages of raising your company on different stock exchanges in different countries are that the company has access to more investors and greater capital resources. Consider the example of a US based company that is listed only on the NASDAQ. The company has access to US investors. However, if the company is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the French stock exchange, and the UK stock exchange it will have access to more capital. It can raise more equity capital. When a firm issues stocks in countries with strict market regulations and tighter reporting standards than in the home country, they abide by these higher standards and this improves the governance of these firms (WÃ?³jcik. D, 2011). The other advantage is that foreign secondary markets have more liquidity when they raise capital abroad. The effect is that the cumulative benefits translate into lower cost of capital. Most importantly, large firms have large requirements of capital and their local markets make it difficult to raise the capital. In such a situation these companies are compelled to raise capital globally. Different stock exchanges have different rules and regulations, the companies raising capital have the choice of selecting stock exchanges whose rules suit the requirements ...

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