Every trading day the gong is sounded in Amsterdam to mark the opening (9.00 am) and closing (17.30 pm) of the trading session.
The chairman of the Wijzer in geldzaken platform (the Money Wise Platform), and the Financial Markets Director of the Ministry of Finance, Gita Salden, sounds the gong to celebrate international financial literacy week.
Wijzer in geldzakenrepresents over 40 organisations which have joined forces to educate consumers about money matters. They are committed to increasing the Dutch public’s financial insight so that consumers are better able to make sound financial decisions. The platform is an initiative of the Ministry of Finance, with the cooperation of partners from the financial industry, government, education, public information and consumer organisations, and the scientific community. Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands is the honorary chair of the platform. All NYSE Euronext locations honor the financial literacy week by organising bell ceremonies in Amsterdam, New York, Paris and Lisbon.
For more information: www.wijzeringeldzaken.nl