Bendigo Stock Exchange
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The exchange targeted its listing rules at small to medium sized businesses and offered lower listing fees than the Australian Stock Exchange. It listed various small companies, property trusts, and community-based businesses (such as community bank franchises of the Bendigo Bank).
Trading was all-electronic, conducted by an order-matching system in strict price time order. Trading hours were from 9.00am until 2.30pm each weekday after being aligned with Newcastle Stock Exchange hours. The trading system had been merged onto the NSX NETS platform where stockbrokers can trade either market.
The exchange has a long history. It was founded in the 1860s as the Sandhurst Mining Exchange (Bendigo was called Sandhurst before it became a city), to list shares in mining companies working the rich goldfields of Bendigo and surrounding areas.
The 1870s were the heyday of the exchange, business was booming, and special trains brought investors from Melbourne to buy shares. In November 1871, the exchange had over 1300 listed companies, with a total capitalization around £10,000,000.
NSX Limited acquired BSX on 12 April 2005.
- Official website (former BSX)