This chapter includes the following articles.
As the largest and most liquid bourse in the MENA region, the Saudi Stock Exchange accounts for around 50% of the GCC equity market. Increasing investor appetite, sustained earnings growth by Saudi companies and the relatively robust nature of the Kingdom’s economy make for a positive outlook for the exchange. Although still at a relatively early stage of development, the bourse has begun to expand from its initial role as a single-product equities market to introduce a wider array of financial instruments. Increased use of technology and moves to open up to foreign investors look set to boost the market over the coming months and years. This chapter contains interviews with Adel Al Ghamdi, CEO, Saudi Stock Exchange, and Jamal Al Kishi, CEO, Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia. Share analysis & data is provided by Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia.