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BSE: Journey of Asia's oldest stock exchange

  • Brokers, BSE, BJP, Trading

    Brokers traded under the the shade of trees before the exchange was formally established in 1875.They first traded in front of the old town hall. They then moved to the junction of Meadows street and Mahatma Gandhi road. In 1874 brokers finally moved its present day home, the aptly named Dalal Street.

  • Brokers, BSE, BJP, Trading

    Stock exchange members also had badges which came in varied shapes and sizes.

  • Brokers, BSE, BJP, Trading

    Action also happened outside the stock exchange, with kerb trading continuing into the late nineties. Here brokers hit dumped shares after the budget in 1998.

  • Brokers, BSE, BJP, Trading

    The central trading hall at the BSE filled to capacity in the nineties.

  • Brokers, BSE, BJP, Trading

    The market's celebration of a BJP government is not unique to 2014. Something similar happened when a new government came to power in 1999.

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