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As part of its participation in the 37th Gitex Technology Week Exhibition, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) announced launching a new e-system and an application, as well as new initiatives as part of the National Investor Awareness Project, a project aimed at raising awareness of financial markets. This reflects SCA's keen interest in developing the business environment and in keeping up with the latest, cutting-edge technologies to promote effective communication with investors and market participants, improve the quality of government services, and facilitate access to these services by employing information technology to provide smart and efficient solutions.


The Board discussed the study proposal on the transformation of Muscat Securities Market into a company. The Board approved the transformation of the market into a company wholly owned by the State General Reserve Fund as a preparation for offering it for public subscription in the future.
CMA announced the issuance of FTSE Russell’s decision regarding upgrading Boursa Kuwait from a Frontier to an Emerging market status in its annual report of Country Classification scheme issued on Sept. 29, 2017.

It is worth mentioning that FTSE Russell is a British provider of worldwide stock market indices and associated data services. 


The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group jointly launched the Arab Payments and Securities Settlement Initiative (API), which aims to describe and assess the payments and securities settlement systems of the Arab countries with a view to identifying possible improvement measures in their safety, efficiency and integrity.

This White Book, “Payments and Securities Clearance and Settlement Systems in Lebanon,” is one of the public reports in the series and was prepared with the active support of the Central Bank of Lebanon and the Capital Markets Authority on issues related to the capital markets.


Global Finance Magazine honored CMA Chairman and Banque Du Liban Governor Riad Salameh by presenting him with an honorary shield in Washington D.C.
Salameh was selected as best-ranked central bank governors in the world, for the second year in a row.


The President issued decree no. 502 of 2017 appointing Dr. Mohammed Omran as the Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) for a period of four years starting from 7 August 2017, that is after the approval of the House of Representatives on his nomination in its session dated 2 October 2017.


The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) presented the "Person of the Year in the African Capital Markets" Award to Dr. Mohamed Omran, Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Authority and former Chairman of the Egyptian Stock Exchange for his continuous efforts to improve the conditions of the Egyptian Stock Market.

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