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Essential Guide to UAE’s Stock Markets

July 2017

July 18, 2017 | 16:00 | Dubai

The UAE is home to 3 stock exchanges. These include

  • Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
  • Dubai Financial Market (DFM)
  • NASDAQ Dubai

DFM and ADX are both, governed and regulated by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA). SCA has the authority to impose laws and standards in which DFM and ADX have to comply with. SCA’s role is to ensure that the laws are followed by the exchanges as well as to protect investors’, brokers’ and listed companies’ rights.

On the other hand, NASDAQ Dubai is governed to by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

 

ADX

Trading Hours*

09:30 to 10:00 – Pre Opening Session

10:00 to 14:00 – Trading Session

14:00 – Closing

* All timing displayed are UAE time (Sun-Thurs)

Listed securities: 69

Market Capitalisation: AED 440.83 bn

The ADI (Abu Dhabi General Index) is the benchmark. The index currently is at 4575 (close as on 17th July) and has returned 0.65% YTD.

Trading information: https://www.adx.ae/English/Pages/Data/TradingInformation.aspx

 

DFM

Trading Hours*

09:30 to 10:00 – Pre Opening Session

10:00 to 14:00 – Trading session

14:00 – Closing

* All timing displayed are UAE time (Sun-Thurs)

Listed securities: 85 (Source: http://www.dfm.ae/issuers/listed-securities/securities)

Market Capitalisation: AED 369.68 bn

The DFM General Index is the benchmark. The index currently is at 3602 (close as on 17th July) and has returned 2.03% YTD.

 

Nasdaq Dubai

NASDAQ Dubai has Dubai Financial Market as a 2/3rd stakeholder and has been set up to trade international stocks

Trading Hours*

09:00 – 09:30  Adjustment Period

09:30 – 09:55  Preopening Auction

09:55 – 10:00   No Cancellation Period

10:00 – 14:00   Continuous Trading

* All timing displayed are UAE time (Sun-Thurs)

Listed equities: 9 (http://www.nasdaqdubai.com/listing/listed-securities)

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