Securities markets

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Securities markets

Organized exchanges plus over-the-counter markets in which securities are traded.

Stock Exchange

A place, whether physical or electronic, where stocks, bonds, and/or derivatives in listed companies are bought and sold. A stock exchange may be a private company, a non-profit, or a publicly-traded company (some exchanges have shares that trade on their own floors). A stock exchange provides a regulated place where brokers and companies may meet in order to make investments on neutral ground. The concept traces its roots back to medieval France and the Low Countries, where agricultural goods were traded for cash or debt. Most countries have a main exchange and many also have smaller, regional exchanges. A stock exchange is also called a bourse or simply an exchange.
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Muscat Securities Market (MSM) on Sunday has signed a preliminary agreement with Euronext to secure an updated edition of the e-trading system to replace the existing one.
Al Hashemi said that the proposed merger to create a single securities market enables investors to conduct business from one platform, dealing with a single supplier, which helps to build strong credibility in the financial markets.
This agenda--reestablishing the Treasury's rulemaking authority for the government securities market and perhaps eliminating the prohibition on the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) to specify sales practice rules for members participating in this market--would complement the administrative actions that have already been put into motion.
These spreads provide significant indicators of the future direction of the securities markets.
In my remarks today, I would like to put trends in developments in global securities markets in some perspective and to draw implications for financial risks.

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