UAE's ADX, Boursa Kuwait and Kuwait Clearing Company sign MoU to enhance market liquidity
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UAE’s ADX, Boursa Kuwait and Kuwait Clearing Company sign MoU to enhance market liquidity

UAE’s ADX, Boursa Kuwait and Kuwait Clearing Company sign MoU to enhance market liquidity

The agreement will facilitate inter-exchange trading and put in place procedures for dual listings in the UAE and Kuwait

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Boursa Kuwait (KPSC) and Kuwait Clearing Company (KSC) have signed a cooperation agreement to broaden investment opportunities through cross border trading and listings.

Under the MoU, the parties have agreed to encourage and facilitate legislative, depository and trading collaboration, while also working to improve market literacy among investors in both markets.

Hisham Khalid Malak, chairman of ADX, said: “The alliance between ADX, KPSC and KSC highlights the unique investment opportunities that are available to investors in both markets. The agreement will also deepen market liquidity and contribute to the long-term sustainable economic growth of both our countries.”

Hamad Mashari Al Humaidhi, chairman of Boursa Kuwait, commented: “KPSC has been keen since its establishment to develop and improve the Kuwaiti capital market to create investment opportunities. Through this MoU, we look forward to strengthening our cooperation with the UAE, and attracting more local, regional and international investors to the Kuwaiti and Emirati financial markets. This will contribute to the prosperity of the economies of both countries.”

Fahad Abdul Rahman Al-Mukhaizeem, chairman of KSC, said: “Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the MoU is an important starting point for us to share our market experience and vision for the development of our markets. We are continuously seeking new collaborations that will help us establish long-term investment ties in the region and in the world.”

The MoU is the latest in a series of strategic partnership agreements signed by ADX as part of its strategy for growth, announced at the beginning of 2021. The exchange is forging alliances with global stock exchanges and encouraging cooperation between institutions as part of its plan to significantly increase market capitalisation.

In other news, traded values (buy + sell) on ADX increased 407 per cent from Dhs145bn in 2020 to Dhs739bn in 2021, driven by domestic and international investment. ADX also recorded a net foreign investment of Dhs15bn in 2021, the highest level recorded in the exchange’s history.

Read: Traded values on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange increased 407% in 2021

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