DEFINITION of 'Bahrain Stock Exchange - BSE'

The stock exchange headquartered in Manama, Bahrain. Bahrain Stock Exchange was established in 1987, but did not begin operating until 1989. The exchange trades both equities and indexes along with derivative instruments on those securities.

BREAKING DOWN 'Bahrain Stock Exchange - BSE'

The Bahrain Stock Exchange (BSE) officially began operations in June 17, 1989 with just under 30 listed companies. Today, the exchange lists around 50 companies. The BSE operates autonomously, but is supervised by an independent goard of directors and is chaired by the governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain.

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