I do not really know about stock market, stock exchange, or financial market, or whatever. All I know is that I don't see CNBC and Bloomberg channels because they have too much numbers on their screen. If you are not a trader, nor a broker, to see the size of a country's stock market is easy. Just see the market value! Now, compare Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), Singapore Stock Exchange (STI), Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE), and PSE (Philippines Stock Exchange). See the market value only, and you'll find something different about IDX market value. Yes, IDX has rallied significantly from January - June 2009 of more than 50%. Earlier this year, its market value was only 1,335.41, now it's already 2,093.17. It is believed, that it is only a matter of time that IDX will soon overrun STI, considering that more multinational companies are queuing up to be listed. Indonesia's stocks are rated OVERWEIGHT (trust me, this is a very positive rate), besides China and India.
Ready for more, Indonesia?