Qatar: Short selling Rules Issued

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Qatar: Short selling Rules Issued

The Peninsula, 8 September 2022: Qatar’s Financial Markets Authority has issued short-selling rules.

They have also issued Securities Lending and Borrowing Rules.

They add new financial services activities aimed at increasing the volume of activities and businesses of financial services companies, increasing the ability of these companies to provide various investment alternatives for market investors and encouraging the trading of non-traded securities.

This will help increase trading volumes and liquidity rates in the market, maximise the returns of investors trading in the Qatari capital market and allow securities to be borrowed for various purposes. This will include settling sales transactions for which no securities are available on settlement, establishing index fund units, executing short-selling transactions, or returning previously borrowed securities.

They have been issued as part of their regulation of the capital market sector in the country.

They have also been issued as part of the continuous development and update of capital market regulations and legislation and in line with global developments in this vital sector and local needs.

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Benjamin Filaferro