Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), Hong Kong, China. In 2004, over 3.8 trillion Hong Kong dollars were traded on the SEHK (nearly 500 billion US dollars) and the hundreds of listed companies had a market value of about 6.6 trillion Hong Kong dollars (846 billion US dollars). Financial trading in Hong Kong dates back to 1866. The present SEHK formed in 1986 from a merger between four different stock exchanges. Thousands of traders use sophisticated telecommunication systems and computer databases to trade financial products on the world markets. The SEHK is one of the world's leading stock exchanges. From 2000, it became a subsidiary of HKEx (Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited)
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Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter
One of the Market Reports illustrated postcard series.
Cheese: "Supply much stronger, but very little demand."
This commodities phrasiology is illustrated by a waiter struggling to cope with the fragrance of a ripe old blue cheese (stilton?), which has already defeated this would-be diner!
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Closing public houses and beer shops on the Lords Day to the Working Classes, 1854
XJF3037899 Closing public houses and beer shops on the Lord's Day to the Working Classes, 1854 by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: In 1854 pubs had to close from midnight on Saturday to 4am on Monday, with limited Sunday opening between 12.30-2.00 and 6-10.); English, out of copyright
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