Everyday, the global marketplace works itself through traders, brokers and exchanges.
Around the world, exchanges allow companies to issue securities and other financial products, and brokers to help buy and sell stocks on behalf of clients. The exchanges themselves help the global economy run smoothly, and are a significant part of the worldwide financial network.
So, we bring you inside the world of these storied exchanges…
This photo was taken in 2008 as fears of a global financial crisis hit Indonesia and the exchange had to be closed for a week.
We couldn't find any photos from the stock exchange's trading floor, but here's a vintage photo of what it looked like in 1968
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