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Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Sponsors The Middle East Securities Forum 2015
Mar 11, 2015
The Middle East Securities Forum 2015 is to commence on Wednesday the 11th of March in Abu Dhabi. The forum, held under the sponsorship of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), will see the presence and participation of more than 150 experts and specialists in the field of financial markets from various local and international institutions.

The forum, held at the Fairmont Hotel, will discuss over the period of two days areas and subjects ranging from a macro-economic perspective to the most recent developments which can further boost the market capitalization and liquidity in local and regional markets. The forum will also address regulations and regulatory procedures and how much of the wider global regulations are impacting local GCC operations, and how this will impact local regulation in 2015. Furthermore, the forum will address the subject of corporate governance in local securities markets and keeping abreast of recent OECD activity.

Mr. Rashed Al Balooshi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), will deliver the keynote speech at the forum relating to the latest developments concerning the operation of the financial markets in the United Arab Emirates and achievements over the past years at this level. In addition, he will venture to discuss the prospects of the local financial markets during the coming years.
ADX CEO commented on his participation saying:”This forum has come a long way in supporting and strengthening the Securities and Financial Industries within the Middle East region. ADX is proud to be associated with this event as an official partner.”

Mr. Al Balooshi stated that about 40 specialized speakers in the world of economics and financial markets will present their experiences during the two day forum. They will address issues related to the economy in general, including the economies of countries in the region, in addition to other issues that affect the work of the financial markets and efforts to develop and constantly enhance their competitiveness.

ADX CEO reiterated that that Arab financial markets performance in 2014 was in line with the positive performance of the global financial markets, which saw a positive performance and turnover. The aggregated trading value of the Arab markets during the past year, reached about USD 797.3 billion, while the total volume of shares traded in these markets during the same period reached 140 billion securities, whereas market capitalization exceeded USD 1.04 trillion.
In terms of financial markets in the United Arab Emirates, the market capitalization of listed companies rose from 646.3 billion dirhams at the end of December 2013 to 728.4 billion dirhams at the end of December 2014.

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