Following a public consultation on proposed amendments, Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority have approved amendments to the Market Conduct Regulations. They will come into force on their published date. They are aimed at boosting protections for securities investors against unfair or unsound practices which involve fraud, deceit, or manipulation. They are also aimed at developing the capital market’s legal and regulatory framework and promote its stability, develop procedures to minimise risks associated with securities transactions and boost confidence in the capital market. Among other amendments, the provisions regulating the prohibition of acts or practices involving manipulation or deceit will be developed. This will be done by clarifying that the scope of these acts or practices will include promoting the purchase of a security for the purpose of selling or promoting the sale of a security for the purpose of purchasing it. The amendments will also develop the provisions regulating the prohibition of insider trading and disclosure of inside information for the purpose of including front running trades.