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DFM wins top award for Shariah-compliant listings

DUBAI, July 10, 2016

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has been recognized as the Best Stock Exchange for Shariah-Compliant Listings as part of Global Finance magazine’s ninth annual review of the World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions.

Winners will be honoured during an award ceremony due to take place in Washington, October 2016 on the sidelines of the IMF/World Bank meetings.

The publication cited “DFM’s position as the leading market in the region and, indeed, globally for listing Shariah-compliant equity listings and sukuk”, as part of the deliberations in granting the award.

Essa Kazim, chairman of DFM said: “We are pleased with this recognition, which indicates DFM’s leading position as the first Shariah compliant exchange in the world.”

“Over the past years, DFM has been a dynamic force in driving the financial sectors regulatory enhancements through the introduction of standards for equities and Sukuk. Additionally and in order to provide investors with a trusted reference, our Shariah Section quarterly updates the list of complying companies, which currently includes 38 listed companies in line with DFM’s standard for owning and trading of shares and based on a thorough revision of their financial statements and operations,” he added.

DFM became the first Shariah compliant exchange globally in 2007 immediately after its public offering and listing in a first of its kind step amongst stock exchanges in the region. - TradeArabia News Service




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