\ ˈbu̇rs How to pronounce bourse (audio) \

Definition of bourse

1 : exchange sense 5a specifically : a European stock exchange
2 : a sale of numismatic or philatelic items on tables (as at a convention)

Examples of bourse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in May, Vietnam’s bourse remained buoyant despite a fourth wave of infections. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 11 June 2021 For example, SF Real Estate Investment Trust fell 16.5% in its debut on the Hong Kong bourse Monday. John Cheng,, 21 May 2021 Unlike what happened when Greece reopened its bourse in 2015, the MOEX Russia Index jumped more than 10% at the open, with fossil fuel companies such as Rosneft and Lukoil enjoying big gains (and Aeroflot not so much). David Meyer, Fortune, 24 Mar. 2022 The main index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange – a popular bourse among mainland Chinese companies, went on to decline 4.4% between March 11 and May 10 to 19.633.19; China’s benchmark CSI 300 lost 9.9% to 3,919.87 during the period. Russell Flannery, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Thai Beverage—controlled by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi—has revived plans to list its regional beer business on the Singapore bourse, with the move seen boosting the growth potential of its brewery unit and the group. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Probably a taste of what to expect when Russia’s bourse finally reopens. David Meyer, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2022 After being closed for five weeks, Greece's main bourse was finally due to reopen on that steamy day in August, ending one of the longest shutdowns of equities trading in recent memory. Stelios Bouras, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2022 Subject to regulatory approvals, VistaREIT aims to list on the Philippine bourse in May or June, according to a company representative. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bourse

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bourse

Middle French, literally, purse, from Medieval Latin bursa — more at purse

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11 Aug 2022

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“Bourse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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