“Albanian stock exchange expected to launch in autumn 2017” – bne IntelliNews – July 24, 2017

On July 24, 2017 bne Intellinews reported that the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (AMF) licensed the first Albanian stock exchange established with private capital.  Its founders are two banks and an investment company.

According to the article, the Albanian Securities Exchange (ALSE) will become operational “as soon as possible.”   In its first year of activity it will only trade government securities.  It will “use the electronic system called Quick Trade, a system used by the Ljubljana Stock Exchange as well as by the bourses in Banja Luka, Podgorica, Sarajevo and Skopje.”

Albania is the only transition economy in southeast Europe without a stock exchange.  An entity called the Tirana Stock Exchange was established in 1996 as part of the Central Bank of Albania, but never became fully operational

You may read the article on the bne IntelliNews internet site.