Government officials, top local and international business executives, CEOs and VIPs from all over the world attended the award ceremony.
Commenting on the award, H.E. Khalifa Al Mansouri, Acting Chief Executive of ADX stated: “The UAE and India have traded and shared cultural ties for centuries, and the IBMC UAE-INDIA Business Fest is yet another example of the enduring relationship the two countries enjoy and the vast potential for growth. We are honored to receive the prestigious IBMC UAE-INDIA Business Excellency award, which recognizes ADX’s achievements and contributions to the business world. We also commend, and are grateful, to the founders of the ‘IBMC UAE-INDIA Business Fest’ as it paves the way for the business communities from the UAE and India to explore tremendous new business and diversification opportunities across sectors.”
As of mid-December 2018, ADX had 17,673 Indian investors on the Exchange. Their total trading value (buy + sell) reached around AED 335 million from beginning of year up to mid-December of 2018 thus accounting for around 15% of the total trading value (buy + sell) of the Asian investors registered on ADX. Whereas Market Value of Shares owned by Indian investors stood at around AED 280 million as of mid-December 2018.
H.E. added: “The UAE market is a promising one and provides ample opportunities for investors, which is evident by the UAE’s top ranking in the region and tenth globally on the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom by The Heritage Foundation. This underscores ADX’s continuous efforts to strengthen the business climate, attract investment, provide economic stability and foster a flexible and competitive environment for business based on global best practices in disclosure, transparency and corporate governance.”
Earlier this year, ADX was recognized with the Bridge of Excellence Award at The American Business Council (AmCham) Abu Dhabi’s 8th Excellence Awards. The award recognizes an organization that bridges the gap in bilateral trade relations and demonstrates a commitment to cross-border business alliances or joint ventures between the US and the UAE.
ADX’s long-term strategy is to promote its sustainable economic growth to a wider range of international and domestic investors allowing them to benefit from its competitive, yet friendly business environment.
The shareholders of ADX listed companies reaped significant benefits after the exchange recorded one of the highest dividends yields in the world at 5.8%. This resulted in an increase of more than AED 23.4 billion in cash dividends of listed companies in 2018, amounting to an increase of 5.5%. These statistics are testament to the Exchange’s position as a preferred listing destination and its success in providing a distinct investment climate, as well as a stable trading environment for investors and listed companies.