What is the Paris Bourse?
It's the old name for Paris Stock Exchange, and it refers to the grand nineteenth century Brongniart palace located in the Place de la Bourse. It now refers to as Euronext Paris, part of the Europe-wide Euronext NV stock exchange.
Where have you heard about Paris Bourse?
Anytime the French economy is in the spotlight. The 'Paris Bourse' is still the shorthand used by economists and analysts observing the performance of France's securities market, of which 1,078 are listed on Euronext Paris.
What you need to know about the Paris Bourse.
It's just one part of a much bigger market. Euronext combines four national markets: the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium and France; making the second largest exchange in Europe after the London Stock Exchange.
After being bought by NYSE Group for $8 billion in 2006, the newly formed NYSE Exchange was sold again in 2012, to Intercontinental Exchange. When it split from ICE in 2014, a consortium, including BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Banco Espirito Santo, sought to stabilise EuroNext by buying up 33.36% of Euronext's capital, with a three years lockup period.