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Classifications
Jun 21, 2017
The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) is pleased to announce today that it has been named by MSCI to the organization’s Emerging Market Index Watch List. The announcement comes on the heels of a series of market reforms that the Saudi Capital Market has undertaken as part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 economic transformation program, which in part seeks to bring the Saudi market into alignment with its emerging and developed market peers and gain recognition for the country as an indexed emerging market. Read more
Sep 25, 2016
The FTSE Indices has upgraded Palestine exchange (PEX) to frontier market status as of 19th September based on the annual audit conducted by the group.
Commenting on this, CEO of PEX Ahmad Aweidah stressed that this upgrade was expected in light of the recent review conducted by FTSE in September of last year, 2015. PEX has won this status as a result of its effort to comply with international standards. Read more
Sep 16, 2015
FTSE, the London-based index provider, reported in their 2015 Annual FTSE Country Classification Review that Saudi Arabia would join the Watch List for possible addition to Secondary Emerging market status based on the prospective opening of the market to international institutional investors by means of the Qualified Foreign Investor (QFI) framework. Read more
Sep 16, 2015
The FTSE Russell Governance Board approved the promotion of the Palestine Exchange to Frontier market status within the FTSE Country Classification scheme starting September 2016.
 
This promotion to Frontier Market status is a reflection of Palestine Exchange ability to meet the FTSE group qualities of markets criteria and a result of the continued improvement in corporate governance, operational integrity and transparency in Palestine’s capital markets.
 
Mr. Ahmad Aweidah, CEO of PEX expressed his satisfaction and indicated that this is an important first step for the exchange. He hoped that the upgrade would have a positive impact on attracting further foreign investment in to PEX and increasing liquidity and trading volumes.
Sep 13, 2015
As part of its 2015 Country Classification review, on Friday evening FTSE announced Qatar was to be upgraded from Frontier to Secondary Emerging within the FTSE Global Equity Index Series. The upgrade will be implemented over two equal tranches in September 2016 and March 2017.
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May 24, 2015
FTSE group recently informed the Palestine Exchange (PEX) of its possible upgrade to frontier market status during the next classification review on September 2015.
Palestine Exchange was informed by a letter from FTSE group that it meets the five qualities of markets criteria, including: regulatory environment, capital controls, clearing & settlement, and market transparency. Read more
Sep 22, 2014
FTSE group announced on the 22nd of September 2014 that the FTSE Governance Board has ratified the recommendation from the FTSE country classification committee and the policy group that Palestine be placed on the FTSE watch list for possible promotion to frontier market status within FTSE equity indices. Read more 
Sep 18, 2014
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Dow Jones announced that the decision issued in October of last year to upgrade the classification of the Qatari market from frontier to emerging market status will be implemented with effect from next Monday September 22, 2014. Read more
Jun 11, 2014
Dr. Mohammad Omran, Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) welcomed the latest decision of MSCI to keep EGX in its emerging markets index. read more
Dec 19, 2013
In a statement posted on the 19th of December on its website, S&P affirms it kept Tunisia's previous rating at "B/B". Knowing that the Tunisian Government  asked S&P not rate Tunisia anymore.
 
Oct 31, 2013
Through a Press Release on October 31st, 2013- International equity index compiler S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced the country classification consultation results within which Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have been upgraded from Frontier Markets to Emerging Markets with effect as of September 2014.read more
Oct 30, 2013
Standard & Poor's Ratings has raised its sovereign credit ratings for Egypt to 'B-/B' from 'CCC+/C', saying it expected the support from other countries which has propped up government finances to continue. The Egyptian Government welcomed the move as a first step towards restoring confidence in an economy hammered by political turmoil that has weighed on investment and tourism for nearly three years.