Capital Markets
From The Report: Saudi Arabia 2019
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While primarily an equity exchange, over the past decade the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) has evolved from its starting point as a single-asset-class platform to include a wider array of financial instruments, starting in 2010 with the addition of an exchange-traded fund. Tadawul entered 2019 on the back of a strong year, in which the main index showed the first solid gain since 2016. A raft of reform measures, inclusion in some of the world’s most influential indices and a lengthy roster of initial public offering prospects emerging from the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy mean that the near term is likely to be another lively period for the market. This chapter contains an interview with Khalid Al Hussan, CEO, Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).