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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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  • The building looks majestic and breathtaking. The area it is located behind the "Grand Place", is a mix of tourists, street artists, students, etc.. and it's always full of people at all hours. In the same area there are several places to eat well (including McDonald's, think about it!)
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  • Impressive architecture! Have not been inside but from outside looks great ! More like a museum :) .Place is full of life during day and night..many young people..staying in front..you can sit down on...  more »
  • Not a granch ' However the area is interesting. people and the mix of tourists and citizens who work, study ... does not attract that much
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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.