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CHANGE. The exchange of money for money. The giving, for example, dollars for eagles, dimes for dollars, cents for dimes. This is a contract which always takes place in the same place. By change is also understood small money. Poth. Contr. de Change, n. 1.

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This is almost two fifths below the peak in 2007, when a staggering pounds 4 trillion of equities changed hands.
He said around 200 bales of Shahdadpur changed hands at Rs 7,300 per maund while some deals were matured above spot rate, he said.
They have now changed hands four times in less than a year.
Nahey conceded that if the company had not changed hands the settlement would have been taxed as ordinary income.
Two wire and cable compounding businesses recently changed hands:
It's been several months since Hong Kong, which was supposedly allowed to maintain its own laws and tradition, changed hands from Britain to China (see "Nothing to celebrate about Hong Kong", July/Aug.
* The price at which similar interests have changed hands in arm's-length transactions.
In the late 1950s on a busy day in the New York Stock Exchange, three million shares changed hands. Today, three million shares are traded every ten minutes.
The insurance index plunged 4.68%, telecom (4.29%), banks and financial services (2.47%), industrials (2.43%), real estate (1.58%), transport (1.52%) and consumer goods (0.13%) this week which witnessed a total of 118,965 Doha Bank sponsored QETF valued at QR1.15mn changed hands across 11 transactions.
4.9K changed hands against 542 open interest and the calls now trade 85c.
A big deal of 1,600 bales from Tando Adam was reported to have changed hands in the range of Rs8,350 to Rs8,400 per maund the highest rate for current season (2018-19).
Volumes edged up, as 198.43 million shares worth Rs6.79 billion changed hands compared to 152m shares worth Rs6.76b traded on the previous day.