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French for a stock market.
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1. A term for a stock exchange in Europe.

2. Informal for the Paris Bourse.
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The common name for a securities exchange located in Europe.
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Bourse is the French term for a stock exchange, meaning, literally, purse. The national stock market of France, a totally electronic market, is known as the Paris Bourse.

The term is used throughout Europe and worldwide as a synonym for stock exchange, though it generally isn't used in the United States.

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