Posted on March 18, 2011

Qatar is speeding up its capital market reforms and its bourse may allow securities lending and borrowing, margin trading and covered short selling as parts of liquidity boosting measures. These measures, seen as precursor to derivatives, were announced by the Qatar Exchange, which has adopted delivery versus payment (DVP) rules as the first step towards the enhancement of post trade infrastructure.

“The equity market reforms will continue during 2011 to enhance liquidity in the market. Some of the topics being considered are direct market access through sponsored access, securities lending and borrowing, margin trading and covered short selling,” a bourse spokesman said, adding both Qatar and QE will continue making great strides in terms of improving market liquidity, accessibility and efficiency.”

source: Gulf  Times

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