Samarkand

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Synonyms for Samarkand

city in southern Uzbekistan

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The Swedish financial group ForeningsSparbanken (Swedbank) said today (17 October) that it would depreciate its share holdings in the Swedish stock exchange operator OM AB and the e-commerce company Marakanda AB by a total of SEK372m.
The value of the holding in Marakanda was adjusted down as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the development of e-trade, Swedbank said.
Some weeks ago an agreement was also signed with Telia and ForeningsSparbanken's jointly owned company, Marakanda, on the Tur&Retur(R) travel management system.
Marakanda is a new e-commerce company jointly owned by Telia and ForeningsSparbanken.
Settled over 2000 years ago, Marakanda (also spelled Maracanda) was the capital of the ancient Persian province of Sogdiana.
Subsequent to its capture by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, Marakanda became a vibrant marketplace and hub for trade between Persia and Central Asia under the rule of the Arabs and Turks.