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BSE hosted the World Exchange Congress 201705 Apr 2017
The Hungarian capital became for two days the centre of the capital markets as Budapest Stock Exchanged hosted the annual World Exchange Congress on 29th - 30 th March. The World Exchange Congress is a one-of-a-kind occasion, bringing together top representatives of various exchanges (large major players together with smaller frontier markets’ representatives, the traditional exchanges, as well as the innovators and the disruptors), clearing houses, supranational institutions, industry experts and consultants as well as a plethora of technology companies, continuously innovating and reshaping the global financial ecosystem. It was a very vibrant environment for sharing ideas and learning from each other’s experience about the latest trends and a great chance to make steps towards new collaborations and partnerships.
Budapest Stock Exchange recognizes the Best of 201613 Mar 2017
On Friday night, the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) honoured the Best of 2016 in the Hungarian capital market. The “BÉT Legek Díj” (Best of BSE Awards) was presented in ten categories on the basis of market performance and the decisions of a professional panel. Among others, the “Investment Service Provider of the Year” and the “The Best Investment Story of 2016 in the Stock Market” were selected, and the banks and investment service providers with the highest stock exchange turnover were also recognized.
BSE to promote Hungarian companies in Warsaw26 Jan 2017
On 26 January 2017, the Budapest Stock Exchange will be in Warsaw, promoting opportunities to invest in the Hungarian stock exchange. As part of Hungarian Day, international (primarily Polish) institutional investors will have the chance to learn about the companies available on the BSE and to meet the leaders of five companies listed on the Exchange.
Budapest Stock Exchange and Bank of China sign a memorandum of understanding24 Jan 2017
The Budapest Stock Exchange (BÉT) and Bank of China (BoC) signed a memorandum of understanding in order to familiarize Chinese investors with Hungarian companies and to attract Chinese issuer companies to acquire capital through BÉT. The two organizations also cooperate strongly to expand the market for both yuan denominated instruments and direct investments into the Chinese onshore market via the RQFII program. The MoU signed by BÉT and Bank of China aligns with China’s „One Belt, One Road“ initiative, of which Hungary is an active partner since its inception.
BSE decides to decategorise three issuers to protect investors09 Jan 2017
For the first time, the Budapest Stock Exchange has used decategorisation as a sanction in response to listed companies committing misconduct with a gravity that necessitated pulling them from their original share categories due to the severity of the violation, in order to protect the interests of investors. The agreed measure affects three listed issuers, who will be decategorised by BSE for a minimum of 6 months to compel them to comply with the relevant regulations and provide investors with the ability to exercise even greater care when making investment decisions concerning these companies.
BUX futures market enhanced08 Dec 2016
A new development is expected to attract interest in the Budapest Stock Exchange after BSE, in collaboration with Erste Befektetési Zrt. (Erste Investment Ltd.) and OTP Bank Nyrt. (OTP Bank Plc.), launched market making in BUX index futures trading on 5 December. Thanks to this innovation, BSE may be able to bring back experienced investors from the 1990s and 2000s to the trading floor, besides attracting new ones.
BSE: a solid foundation, a stable background, informed decisions - BSE and the Money Compass Foundation join forces for secondary-school pupils01 Dec 2016
One of the priorities of the strategy of Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) is to disseminate knowledge of the stock exchange as a catalyst for the economy to a wider audience and to be actively involved in raising financial awareness among the general public. With this in mind, BSE has concluded a cooperation agreement with Pénziránytű Alapítvány (Money Compass Foundation) in order to launch joint programmes to enhance the basic knowledge of finances and the stock exchange and to develop investor awareness among youth aged 14-18. As a first step in the cooperation between the two organisations, an ambitious online stock exchange game will be launched for young people next year.
New record set and two new listings at BSE in November01 Dec 2016
BUX passed its previous 2007 peak, having broken through to a new record with the index reaching 30,540 points in November. This was not the only exciting event at the stock exchange in the penultimate month of the year: trading with the new Alteo shares was launched and the debut of Duna House as a new issuer was also marked. Stock exchange turnover in November exceeded that in October, but top shares turned in a mixed performance: Magyar Telekom gained 5.8 per cent, OTP 0.7 per cent and MOL 2.0 per cent, while Richter shares fell by 2.5 per cent. This time, WOOD topped the equity market share rankings among stock exchange members, with Concorde ranked second and Equilor third.
BSE announces international partnership with ELITE – London Stock Exchange Group16 Nov 2016
The Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) is announcing that it has signed an agreement with ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s successful business development programme, to support the implementation of ELITE in Hungary. Starting in 2017, ELITE in partnership with BSE will provide Hungarian companies with world-class tailored training that takes domestic economic considerations and regulations into account. The aim is to give Hungarian companies the confidence to incorporate capital-raising opportunities offered by the capital markets into their future plans.
The BSE welcomes the new Stock Exchange Development Found11 Nov 2016
The Budapest Stock Exchange welcomes the Stock Exchange Development Found recently launched by the government and also reports that its negotiations with the Ministry for National Economy have been successful. The new fund, to be operated by Széchenyi Capital Fund Management Zrt., aims to provide Hungarian small- and medium-sized enterprises with capital investment in order to support them in establishing a presence on the stock exchange.