''We've had a record year'', says Richard Carleton, chief executive of the Canadian Securities Exchange (CNSX:CSE).
''We're more than two times ahead of last year's record pace and listings on the exchange have also been quite robust.''
''We are growing against some pretty considerable headwinds but we continue to grow the market and turnover - especially in the last two quarters - has been nothing short of exceptional''.
Carleton adds: ''We have in total 316 companies, about 150 of those companies are in the mining space, as you would expect to see in a Canadian early-stage exchange''.
''From a market cap perspective they're not representing half of the market cap at this point. Obviously a number of the companies are facing headwinds with low commodity prices in a wide range of metals and minerals and we look forward to seeing those companies come up in the tables in the years to come''.