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Bilbao Stock Exchange

Since its creation in 1890, the Bilbao Stock Exchange has been closely linked to the evolution of economic, industrial and financial activity in the Basque Country, serving as a channel for obtaining the financing necessary to carry out the major investment projects of the time. The result of this intense effort is the position that the Bilbao Stock Exchange currently occupies in the Spanish stock market. It has thus become a key institution in the Basque financial system. Following the creation of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) in 2002 and its subsequent integration into the Swiss group SIX, the Bilbao Stock Exchange consolidated its objective of promoting the Spanish securities industry, not only domestically but also internationally. 


The Bolsa de Bilbao was founded on the 21st of July 1890. It was the Regent Queen Maria Cristina de Habsburgo-Lorena, who signed the Royal Decree granting authorization to establish a General Stock Exchange in Bilbao, enabling the official trading of securities.