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Securities markets

Organized exchanges plus over-the-counter markets in which securities are traded.
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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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These spreads provide significant indicators of the future direction of the securities markets. Thus Vestek has been calculating the spreads between the markets since 1975.
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In his opening address, Al Turaifi said the meeting was being held in light of the rapid developments securities market worldwide are witnessing, particularly developments in securities market supervision and monitoring methods, which had imposed new challenges to the securities regulators.
In November, Ashgate Publishing (Surrey, UK) will publish "Securities Markets and Corporate Governance: A Chinese Experience," a 300-page hardback book that examines the rationalities and functions of Chinese securities markets and takeover activities.
China stipulates that foreign securities investment and trust companies must manage total assets of over US$5 billion to qualify to apply as institutional investors to directly invest in China's securities markets, with such rules qualifying both Fubon and Cathay in Taiwan.
Including two pieces penned by himself, Roe (Harvard Law School) collects six previously published papers that present different theories and evidence for why some countries develop deep securities markets while others do not, even if they have basic legal institutions in place.

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