Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Brussels Stock Exchange ...

... opening/closing bells mark the beginning
and the end of each trading day. ...

... A common sight today is the highly publicized
events in which a celebrity or executive from a
corporation stands behind the NYSE podium and
pushes the button that signals the bells to ring.
Many consider the act of ringing the bells to be quite
an honor and a symbol of a lifetime of achievement.
Furthermore, due to the amount of coverage that
the opening/closing bells receive, many companies
coordinate new product launches and other marketing-
related events to start on the same day as when
the company's representatives ring the bel ...
source: investopedia.com

... the central nave of the Bourse Building with view
on the monumental ceiling with cupola. (1868-1873)

... architect Léon Suys ...
... The building mixes elements of the Neo-Renaissance
Second Empire architectural styles.
It has an abundance of ornaments and sculptures
source: en.wikipedia.org

... vintage stock market quotation ...
... until 19 april 1996, the spot market rates
were scribbled on the chalk board

... To be able to trade a security on a certain stock
it has to be listed there. Usually there is
a central location at least for recordkeeping, but trade
is less and less linked to such a physical place, ...

source: en.wikipedia.org

... as modern markets are electronic networks ...
source: en.wikipedia.org

... which gives them advantages of speed
and cost of transactions ...
source: en.wikipedia.org

... The history of the Brussels Stock Exchange begins
in the early days of the nineteenth century ...

... 1801 to 1867: the French system ...
... Belgium was under French rule from 1795 to 1814.
It became a fully independent country in 1831,
but retained much of the French system. Throughout
this period,
agents de change, or brokers, were
ministerial officials. They had a monopoly on trading
in government securities (a system that remained
in force in France until 1987) but were not
permitted to deal for own account...

source: Euronext.com

Brussels Stock Exchange ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... was founded in Brussels, Belgium by Napoleonic decree in 1801.
On September 22, 2000, the BSE merged with Paris Bourse,
Lisbon Stock Exchange
and the stock exchanges of Amsterdam,
to form
Euronext N.V., the first pan-European exchange
equities and derivatives, with common trading and clearing
of all products, and was renamed
Euronext Brussels.
The most well known index on the Brussels
Exchange is the BEL20 ...

Euronext ... (EN-NE-FR)
by euronext.com
... official site - history ...