From Bruges to Amsterdam. The Roots of Stock Exchange Trading in the Low Countries
(Lodewijk Petram) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2013, № 21, PP.
Daily trading on the exchange was an Bruges invention. In and around an inn owned by the Van der Beurse family, traders of many nations came together to perform transactions. In the sixteenth century Bruges lost its primacy as principal trading centre in Europe to Antwerp. After the fall of Antwerp in 1585, international trade once again moved on to a new location, Amsterdam. There started the system of share dealing.
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