Reblog: 20 years of demat – A move that transformed share trading in India


Along with electronic trading, introduction of dematerialization—conversion of physical shares into electronic form–in the mid-90s was the other radical move that changed the character of the Indian market forever, and for the better.

It gave another leg-up to the Indian market in its quest to rub shoulders with its global counterparts, eliminate frauds by companies and brokers, improve the efficiency of stock exchange clearing houses, reduce brokerage rates and attract more FIIs.

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Reblog: BSE Ltd IPO review


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After demonetization, the market went for tail spin with standstill activities in the primary market. However, the long waited IPO of BSE is taking a lead to break the ice for CY 2017 as well as final quarter of FY16-17 as the first main board IPO.

BSE LTD (erstwhile known as The Bombay Stock Exchange) is the premier and the oldest stock exchange of Asia (established on 9th July 1875) and has become the most trustworthy brand as far as stock market is concerned and has become the synonyms with its Sensex and Dalal Street.

Today BSE is the world’s largest exchange by number of listed companies (5,329), India’s largest and world’s 10th largest exchange by way of market capitalization, with US$ 1.7 trillion in total market capitalization of all listed companies and the world’s fastest stock exchange. It has now also become the first stock exchange to go public in India and has thus become the first mover. BSE has diversified products for trading is also providing IT services and solutions, listing business, marketing business, data business etc.

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