Date Last Updated: August 22, 2019

Tag: trade

  • Europe

    Prague Stock Exchange

    The Prague Stock Exchange (PSE) is the second biggest stock exchange in both Central Europe and Eastern Europe. Also known as the Burza cenných papíru Praha (BCPP) in the Czech language, the PSE serves as the Czech Republic’s main securities market organiser. The current PSE was only established in 1992 and started trading in 1993. However other forms of a Prague stock exchange were in ...

  • Asia

    Lahore Stock Exchange

    The Lahore Stock Exchange (Guarantee) Limited was first formed in October 1970 under the Securities and Exchange Ordinance of the Pakistan Government in an attempt to respond to the needs of the provincial metropolis of Punjab. It first started off with a total of 83 members situated in a rented building on Bank Square in Lahore. Since then the number of members has increased to 152 over the ...

  • Africa

    Johannesburg Stock Exchange

    With a history going back to 1887, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has developed into a world-class stock exchange with more than 400 company listings and a market capitalization of more than $182 billion. Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the JSE’s size and capitalization make it the largest exchange on the continent as well as placing it in the top ten largest exchanges in the ...

  • Europe

    Athens Stock Exchange

    The Athens Exchange, also known as the Athens Stock Exchange or ATHEX, is operated and managed by a council that consists of the Athens Exchange vice president and chairman, and one representative from each of the following: Bank of Greece, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, listed companies, investment funds and brokers’ corporations. Becoming a member of the Athens ...

  • Trade

    Asean

    ASEAN stands for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a pan-regional association founded in 1967 with the aim of supporting economic, social and cultural development among its members and throughout the Southeast Asian region as a whole. The organization began with five founding members: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand but has grown over the past 40 years ...

  • Trade

    Nafta

    NAFTA is an acronym standing for either the North American Free Trade Agreement or the trade bloc called into existence by the agreement known as the North American Free Trade Area. The NAFTA treaty was signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico on January 1, 1994 after many years of difficult and protracted negotiations, resulting in the creation of a continent-wide free trade area. The ...

  • Trade

    Gatt

    GATT, or more properly “the GATT”, stands for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. This historic agreement was formulated at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference that, even while World War II still raged, sought to facilitate and boost the world’s economic recovery once the war ended. The economists and diplomats from the 23 countries who formulated GATT set as their prime mission the ...

  • Trade

    Wipo

    WIPO stands for the World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations formally established in 1967 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. WIPO’s stated mission is to “promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world”. WIPO is different from many other UN agencies, chiefly in that it has its own system of funding derived from the collection of ...

  • Trade

    Apec

    "APEC" is the abbreviation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, a loose economic and trade forum based in Singapore and managed by the APEC Secretariat. APEC spans a large portion of the globe, encompassing 21 nations in North and South America, Southeast Asia, Russia and Oceania. APEC was established in 1989 in response to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s request for a ...

  • Trade

    International Trade Organizations and Free Trade Agreements Global financial markets are directly impacted by the trade practices of sovereign nations as well as the economic policies and agreements of regional organizations. Based upon geographic and historical factors, nation states are often best served by entering into bilateral and multilateral trading agreements with their ...

  • Trade

    Ec

    EC stands for European Community. Though formally established in late 1992 and early 1993 as a result of the Maastricht treaty, the EC in its previous incarnation as the European Economic Community (EEC) or Common Market can trace its roots back to the 1957 signing of the Treaty of Rome. Most people, when asked to associate a particular image with the EC, state either the relatively new Euro ...