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The Bourse (Stock Exchange), Brussels
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The Brussels Stock Exchange, abbreviated to BSE, was founded in Brussels, Belgium, by decree of Napoleon in 1801. On 22 September 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 for equities and derivatives, with common trading and clearing of all products, and was renamed Euronext Brussels. The most well known index on the Brussels Stock Exchange is the BEL20. It now belongs to the NYSE Euronext group, the first global stock exchange.BuildingThe building that houses the Brussels Stock Exchange does not have a distinct name, though it is usually called simply the Bourse/Beurs. It is located on Boulevard Anspach, and is the namesake of the Place de la Bourse/Beursplein, which is, after the Grand Place, the second most important square in Brussels.As part of the covering of the river Senne for health and aesthetic reasons in the 1860s and 1870s, a massive program of beautification of the city centre was undertaken. Architect Léon-Pierre Suys, as part of his proposal for covering of the Senne, designed a building to become the centre of the rapidly expanding business sector. It was to be located on the former butter market, (itself situated on the ruins of the former Recollets Franciscan convent) on the newly created Anspach Boulevard (then called Central Boulevard).
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  • Beautiful and impressive by day, at night during Christmas even more, everything is decorated with lights and in the square in front of it are all the lodges of markets.
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  • The bag is a beautiful building, but no longer used as a purse, from 2018 should become a great Museum of beer, now there are exhibitions and private viewings. In the pre-Christmas period is illuminated at night with fantastic colors, the play of light is beautiful, the building is beautiful both day and night.
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  • Not too much to see here but take a stroll by it to see the classic "bourse" architecture (looks quite similar to the one in Paris and NYC). I went in December so there was a Christmas market all arou...  more »
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  • The Brussels Stock Exchange ( Bourse de Bruxelles and Beurs van Brussel) is the stock exchange of Belgian indices and others.
  • The building very nice..but area not so good...a lot of unaducated, drunk, africans people around (+Midi area near, same).
  • Another place to calm your thoughts and quite comfortable chairs.
  • Wonderful building which has been too long forsaken by the countries' official, as the whole city.
  • A brief review of the history of the world's securities transactions. From gold to the Dutch East India Company (the first company of the world VOC), a model of the most famous Amsterdam ship (I took the photo in Amsterdam before, and there is also one model in Netherlands National Museum). Then is Brussels Stock Exchange, the first international exchange. And then is the Wall Street establishment, ticker on the tape. Anyone who reads "Reminiscences of A Stock Operator" must be impressed by Livermore's ability to read the ticker on the tape. By the way, Livermore is somehow my idol. Last is just information and computer generation as we see now.