- The period at the beginning of the trading session officially designated by an exchange, during which all transactions are considered made "at the opening."Related: close. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary————The period at the beginning of the trading session officially designated by the exchange during which all transactions are considered made "at the opening."
* * *opening o‧pen‧ing [ˈəʊpnɪŋ ǁ ˈoʊ-] noun1. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE the beginning of a trading day on a financial market:
• After a weak opening (= one with falling prices ) , Stockholm equities recovered to close mostly higher.
• Oil and gasoline prices ended higher in moderate trading after a strong opening (= one with rising prices ) .2. [countable] COMMERCE the time when a new business opens:
• A number of celebrities attended the opening of his new restaurant.3. [uncountable] COMMERCE also opening up when a country allows types of imports or foreign investment that it did not allow before, or when it allows more of these:opening of
• last year's opening of the capital market to foreigners
• a gradual opening up of the EU market to Japanese car makers4. [countable] a job or position that is available:
• With markets declining, banks have fewer openings for merger specialists.
* * *Ⅰ.opening UK US /ˈəʊpənɪŋ/ noun► [C or U] COMMERCE an occasion when a new store, restaurant, etc. starts doing business: »
A week after the opening of the restaurant, cars were queueing up all along the street.»
Pre-tax profits rose, with new store openings running, on average, at three a month.a grand/an official opening »
The store is still committed to its grand opening in October.»
an opening ceremony► [U] COMMERCE the amount of time that a store, restaurant, etc. is open: »
One worker at the store criticized the problems caused by 24-hour opening.»
Our hours of opening are 8am to 6pm.»
Most stores have late opening in the run-up to Christmas.► [C] HR, WORKPLACE a job that is available: an opening for sth »
They have openings for carpenters and electricians.»
The company has about 50 job openings.► [C] the opportunity to do something: »
The failure of this project has left an opening in the market.► [C or U] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE the beginning of business for the day on a stock market, or the level of prices at the beginning of its business day: »
The deal was announced ahead of the stock market opening.a strong/weak opening »
A weak opening on the US markets intensified London selling.► [S] (also opening-up) COMMERCE a situation in which a country allows more foreign trade and investment than it did before: opening to sth »
Since China's opening to the outside world in 1978, the market economy system has been almost entirely established.opening of sth »
It is hoped that the agreement will pave the way for an opening of American borders.► [S] (also opening-up) COMMERCE a situation in which a country makes jobs, markets, etc. available to more people than before: the opening of sth »
Because of the opening of electric power markets in the US, many new opportunities presented themselves closer to home.Ⅱ.opening UK US /ˈəʊpənɪŋ/ adjective [before noun]► coming near the beginning of a speech, event, activity, etc.: opening comments/remarks »
The speaker will make a few opening remarks.► STOCK MARKET, FINANCE coming at the beginning of business for the day on a stock market: »
The Dow Jones quickly turned an opening 53-point rise into a 162-point loss.
Financial and business terms. 2012.