Capital Markets
From The Report: Kuwait 2024
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Despite global economic volatility and uncertainty in recent years, Kuwait’s capital markets have demonstrated continued resilience and adaptation. Innovative products are set for launch, along with a new central counterparty system, which should put Kuwait more firmly on global investors’ maps. The central counterparty system will launch alongside a new platform for trading bonds, sukuk (Islamic bonds) and exchange-traded funds. Boursa Kuwait, the country’s oldest stock exchange, continues to provide investors with the expertise of the region’s oldest market, and companies with access to funding in an economy in which investors have deep pockets and policymakers are looking to push forwards with diversification efforts.

This chapter contains interviews with Mohammad Saud Al Osaimi, CEO of Boursa Kuwait; and Alex Krunic, former CEO of Kuwait Clearing Company.