The Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE)

Bombay_Stock_ExchangeThe Bombay/Mumbai Stock Exchange Limited is the oldest stock exchange in Asia and has the greatest number of listed companies in the world, with 4700 listed as of August 2007.

Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in Asia with a rich heritage, now spanning three centuries in its 133 years of existence.What is now popularly known as BSE was established as “The Native Share & Stock Brokers’ Association” in 1875.

Located at Dalal Street, Mumbai, India. On 31 December 2007, the equity market capitalization of the companies listed on the BSE was US$ 1.79 trillion, making it the largest stock exchange in South Asia and the 12th largest in the world.

bse1With over 4700 Indian companies list on the stock exchange, and it has a significant trading volume. The BSE SENSEX (SENSitive indEX), also called the “BSE 30”, is a widely used market index in India and Asia. Though many other exchanges exist, BSE and the National Stock Exchange of India account for most of the trading in shares in India.

Hours of operation

Beginning of the Day Session….8:00 – 9:00
Login Session….9:00 – 9:30
Trading Session….9:55 – 15:30
Position Transfer Session….15:30 – 15:50
Closing Session….15:50 – 16:05
Option Exercise Session….16:05 – 16:35
Margin Session….16:35 – 16:50
Query Session….16:50 – 17:35
End of Day Session….17:35

The hours of operation for the BSE quoted above are stated in terms of the local time (i.e. GMT +5:30) in Mumbai (Bombay), India.bse

BSE is the first stock exchange in the country which obtained permanent recognition (in 1956) from the Government of India under the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act 1956. BSE’s pivotal and pre-eminent role in the development of the Indian capital market is widely recognized. It migrated from the open outcry system to an online screen-based order driven trading system in 1995. Earlier an Association Of Persons (AOP), BSE is now a corporatised and demutualised entity incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, pursuant to the BSE (Corporatisation and Demutualisation) Scheme, 2005 notified by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). With demutualisation, BSE has two of world’s best exchanges, Deutsche Börse and Singapore Exchange, as its strategic partners.

Over the past 133 years, BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it with an efficient access to resources. There is perhaps no major corporate in India which has not sourced BSE’s services in raising resources from the capital market.

Sensex is significantly correlated with the stock indices of other emerging and it will also continue to raise markets.

BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments and derivatives. It has a nation-wide reach with a presence in more than 359 cities and towns of India. BSE has always been at par with the international standards. The systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity and enhance transparency in operations. BSE is the first exchange in India and the second in the world to obtain an ISO 9001:2000 certification. It is also the first exchange in the country and second in the world to receive Information Security Management System Standard BS 7799-2-2002 certification for its BSE On-line Trading System (BOLT).

BSE continues to innovate. In recent times, it has become the first national level stock exchange to launch its website in Gujarati and Hindi to reach out to a larger number of investors. It has successfully launched a reporting platform for corporate bonds in India christened the ICDM or Indian Corporate Debt Market and a unique ticker-cum-screen aptly named ‘BSE Broadcast’ which enables information dissemination to the common man on the street.

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http://www.bseindia.com/