Indonesia’s first stock exchange that is primarily established in 1912 for the interest of Dutch East India Company. The exchange was shut during World Wars I and II. When reopened in 1952, Indonesian government bond was the sole exchanged security. It became idle from 1956-1972 and was reactivated in 1997. After its reactivation, trading activity continued to be slow with only 24 companies listed in the exchange. In 2007, JKT merged with Surabaya Stock Exchange to create Indonesia Stock Exchange.