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S&P forum aims to tackle investor issues

Dubai, June 30, 2011

Issues at the core of regional financial markets will be tackled at an upcoming invitation-only investors forum to be organised by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) in Abu Dhabi.

Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy, Standard & Poor's Leaders’ Forum will be held November 15.

The event is organized by S&P and DNMconnect, a UAE based company. It will feature leading asset managers, economists, regional investors and S&P executives providing their views on the global and regional economy, capital markets and the impact of current developments on the region under the theme “The Middle East Beyond Crossroads: Investing Under New Market Conditions, Embracing Change”.

“The event is of significant importance to the regional business constituency. We have witnessed the direct impact of the global economy and financial markets on the region in recent times,” said Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, UAE.

“The event provides an opportunity for local business leaders to engage with global financial leaders and serves as an opportunity help to chart the course for the future challenges.”

"The S&P Leaders’ Forum has proven to be successful in raising awareness and understanding of investment risks and opportunities in the GCC and contributes to improving the financial community,” he added.

“Furthermore, by supporting top rating agencies such as Standard & Poor's, the UAE strives to link local markets with global debt and equity markets for the benefit of the economy and business in general,” Al Mansoori continued.

"By applying globally recognised benchmarks and services, the UAE continues to support the development of transparent and efficient financial markets. Access to both domestic and international capital markets will be critical for funding the continuing phase of growth for Gulf corporations and for the region's infrastructure,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




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