The Cape Verde Stock Exchange (BVC) started its activities in December 2005, trading 44 treasury bonds and three corporate equities. The corporate equities, or stocks, included two banks and a tobacco company.
The operating structure of the Cape Verde stock exchange combines the auctioning system with quote-driven systems in order to support larger market liquidity. The market deployed huge efforts to re-structure itself in line with the best practices and most relevant international guidelines. All platforms are credible ones and some are used by Euronext Lisbon and Interbolsa. The BVC is a member of the most relevant international institutions that discipline capital market concerns.