Boursa Kuwait

Boursa Kuwait Announces the Development of Over the Counter Market (OTC)

Boursa KuwaitBoursa Kuwait investors can now trade stocks that are not listed in a highly transparent investment environment

Kuwait, 18 November 2018: Boursa Kuwait announced today the introduction of an Over the Counter Market (OTC). The new market will serve as a trading platform for companies that are not listed on Boursa Kuwait. OTC transactions will be carried out through licensed brokerage offices working under Capital Market Authority bylaws and Boursa Kuwait rules for the OTC market.

The newly introduced market will create a transparent environment by bringing buyers and sellers together using fully supervised mechanisms. The trading platform will adopt the clearing and settlement procedures.

Boursa Kuwait has also developed a comprehensive offering for OTC market transactions, where records of shareholders will be subject to the maintained by Kuwait Clearing Company. The OTC platform will facilitate transparent trading to protect investors interests.

Khaled Abdulrazzaq AlKhaled, Chief Executive Officer, Boursa Kuwait, said: “Introducing an OTC market will help strengthen Kuwait’s economy by creating and diversifying the investment opportunities for both investors and business owners who are eager to venture into new territories, but to whom protective mechanisms are of great importance. As the first offer of its kind in the region, this important step showcases Boursa Kuwait’s efforts to not only support the local investment community but, first and foremost, position Kuwait’s capital market as a leader in the region.”

Over the Counter is a market developed by Boursa Kuwait as a supplement to the current exchange and is the only market in the region specific to the electronic trading of unlisted stocks. Since its establishment in 2014, Boursa Kuwait has been committed to raising the standards of the Kuwaiti market, facilitating the development of a sound, internationally recognized, leading regional exchange.

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