Capital Markets
From The Report: Bahrain 2023
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Bahrain’s capital markets are being revitalised as the kingdom and the broader Middle East emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic-induced downturn. New regulations, partnerships with neighbouring countries and a national plan to boost the economy are all set to help drive growth in capital markets. The Central Bank of Bahrain is the single regulator of securities trading in the kingdom, and its Capital Markets Supervision Directorate is responsible for supervising and regulating capital markets. The CBB rulebook includes a separate section that covers the activities undertaken on Bahrain Bourse. Although Bahrain’s capital markets have yet to enjoy the same wave of listings seen on neighbouring exchanges, the bourse has taken steps to update regulations and boost investor confidence.

This chapter contains an interview with Sheikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, CEO, Bahrain Bourse.