UAE’s Financial Markets witness huge surge in last five years as Non-Arab Investments reaches $12.5 billion in 2019

According to a report by the regional News Agency WAM on Wednesday, citing the annual official statistics, it stated that the Net level of investments of Non-Arab investors invested in UAE’s (Dubai and Abu-Dhabi) Markets witnessed a huge 11-fold surge, its highest since past five years during 2019 as it crossed Dh12.5 billion.

UAE’s Financial markets broadly classify the foreign investors primarily into three categories: –

  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Citizens.
  • Other Arab Nations investors or investment firms.
  • Non-Arab based investors.

As per the official statistics pulled out, compiled and then pointed out stated a significant surge in the overall value of shares as traded from foreign investors on both Abu Dhabi and Dubai exchanges during 2019. There was an overall surge of 20.4 percent as the estimates pointed out that Dh218 billion shares were traded in by foreigners alone.

In the Abu Dhabi Securities exchange, it witnessed a huge amount of foreign investors’ trading share as it accounted for Dh112.75 billion in 2019, with the overall net investments by Non-Arabs accounting for Dh9.54 billion during the year.

Dubai’s Financial Market also witnessed a huge surge in foreign investors as they traded Dh105.4 Billion of stocks with overall Net Investments accounting overall at Dh2.98 Billion by the close of 2019.

Thus, the end result was very satisfactory as both the UAE markets closed on a year-end high during 2019 as the Abu Dhabi Market saw an overall surge of 3.27 percent over the course of the year, and, in turn, closing at 5,075.77 on the New Year’s Eve. The Dubai Financial Market even performed much stronger and emerged as the strongest performers amongst the primer Gulf Stock Exchanges as it witnessed a closing off 9.3 percent surge over the course of a year to close at 2,764.86.

There are measures taken for the deployment of modern and latest systems for attracting more of market capital into financial markets as devised by The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).

    There were better positive news that followed up in the regions quest to emerge as the top financial investment hub as both the UAE markets witnessed them be elevated to an emerging market status by index compiler MSCI during 2013, that in turn has lead to surging up of a greater future and long-term capital inflow from both the passive and active foreign investors.

Earlier this year, the SCA as well wanted all lead businesses and neutral feedback on the regulation of cryptocurrencies within the country, a move expected to any developed digital currency markets within the Arab world’s second-biggest economy.

The laws can comprehend all aspects of the crypto plus business within the UAE starting from token issuing necessities to its commercialism and guardianship practices, with stress on protective capitalists and investors’ interests. It’ll additionally embody financial crime hindrance measures, information security controls, and technology governance norms.

Abu Dhabi’s international Market’s Financial Services regulatory agency, the regulative body overseeing the emirate’s financial and economic free zones, additionally gave in-principle approval for a three cryptocurrency exchange to work from the center.


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