Oslo stock exchange
|Oslo stock exchange / Oslo Børs ASA|
|Phone:||+47 22 34 17 00|
|Fax:||+47 22 34 19 25|
|Address:||PO.Box. 460, Sentrum, Tollbugata 2, N-0105 Oslo, Norway|
|Parents:||DnB NOR (18%)|
Oslo Stock Exchange (or Oslo Børs ASA in Norwegian) serves as the main market for trading in shares of Norwegian companies.
DnB NOR owns 18% of the company, with the rest of the shares held by many foreign and domestic investors.
Oslo Stock Exchange started its life as Christiania Børs in 1819.
In the beginning, there was no organized listing or stock exchange; the Børs served as a meeting place for investors auctioning ships, shares in ships, commodities, and foreign currencies. Stocks and bonds only started trading on the exchange in 1881.
In 1988, the exchange introduced electronic trading support system, and replaced the old auction model with continuous trading of listed shares throughout the day.
Trading became fully electronic in 1999 and the trading floor was discontinued.
The Oslo Stock Exchange remained a self-owning institution until 2001 when it converted into a joint stock company and offered shares to the public in an IPO.