5. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is the oldest stock exchange in Asia and with 4900 listings, it has the third largest number of listed companies in the world. Its first name was 'The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association'.
6. PIIGS is an acronym used to refer to the five Eurozone nations, which were considered economically weaker following the financial crisis: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain. Since the nations use the euro as their currency, they were unable to employ independent monetary policy in order to help battle the economic downturn. The economic troubles of the PIIGS nations reignited debate about the efficacy of a single currency employed among the Eurozone nations.
7. Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe began in the early 2000s . Figures from November 2008 estimated Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate at 89.7 sextillion or 1021 percent. By December 2008, inflation was estimated at 6.5 quindecillion novemdecillion percent (6.5 x 10108%, or 65 followed by 107 zeros). In April 2009, Zimbabwe abandoned printing of the Zimbabwean dollar.
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