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Bahrain Bourse Issues a Consultation Paper on “Bahrain Investment Market” - the First in the Middle East
Dec 15, 2014
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) announced on Sunday, 14th of December 2014 the issuance of a consultation paper on the Bahrain Investment Market (BIM).

The paper was disclosed on the Bourse’s website in order to receive the views and opinions of legal and consultancy companies, as well as brokers and asset managers prior to the implementation and launch of the BIM.

The Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said that the Bahrain Investment Market is one of the initiatives that the Bourse has taken to contribute to the development of the Capital Markets sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain and goes in line with the implementation of its strategy.

“Bahrain Bourse is planning to launch the BIM at the beginning of next year with the aim of providing a mechanism of financing the rapidly growing companies and businesses in the Kingdom of Bahrain and GCC by providing a suitable environment for those companies that are willing to share risk and returns with investors and benefit from the opportunities of this market,” Shaikh Khalifa added.

Shaikh Khalifa clarified that BHB coordinated with various local institutions such as Tamkeen and Bahrain Development Bank in order to provide legal, technical, and financial solutions that will allow as many Bahraini companies that meet the requirements as possible to apply for listing at the BIM.”
Shaikh Khalifa said that he is optimistic about the capability of BHB to attract several Bahraini and GCC companies, especially with the various facilities provided by the Bourse to the companies interested in listing at the BIM. “We already received several inquiries from many companies in Bahrain and abroad,” he added.

Moreover, Shaikh Khalifa said that BHB will launch a few initiatives and products that aim to provide more options and alternatives for both issuers and investors, hoping to enhance the trading activity at BHB in the upcoming years.

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