The Egyptian Bourse: Small-format Edition
Founded in 1903 at the behest of Maurice ‚ÄúMoise‚Äù Cattaui Bey (1848‚Äì1924), scion of one of Cairo‚Äôs then most powerful business families, the newly incorporated Bourse and Banking Company of Egypt Limited, also known as the Bourse Khediviale du Caire, was initially housed in the Manuk Building, once home to the Ottoman Bank on Adly (then Maghrabi) Street. It was later moved to a building at the center of Cairo‚Äôs downtown district of Ismailia, not far from the National Bank of Egypt (today‚Äôs Central Bank). The real-estate boom which began in Cairo around 1895 would end in what became known in the annals of speculative history as the Crash of 1907. In The Egyptian Bourse Samir Raafat tells the story of the rise and fall of the Egyptian Bourse, from the sale of the century by Khedive Ismail of Egypt‚Äôs shares in the Suez Canal in 1875 to the Free Officers coup of 1952. Beautifully illustrated with more than fifty vintage stocks and bonds in full color.
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