The number of companies listed on the world’s stock markets has collapsed over the past two decades, says Gavin Ralston (Head of Thought Leadership at Schroders).
In South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom the number halved.
New listings in the USA averaged more than 300 per year before the turn of the millennium.
Today, that average is down to about 100.
New listings in South Africa also roughly halved over the last 20 years or so.
In China and many of the fast-growing Asian economies, the number of listed companies have doubled.
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