Posted on September 22, 2014

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) would like to announce that given the changes in the market dynamics since the inclusion of Qatar into MSCI and S&P Emerging Market indices, starting October 2014, its management will enter into consultation with the market participants and issuers on improving liquidity in the market. Following those consultations, the Index Committee chaired by Dr. Saif Saeed Al Suwaidi and comprising independent members, brokers and listed companies’ representatives along with an observer representing the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) will review the index methodology applied to QSE indices and publish during November, 2014 any changes that will be effective from January 1st, 2015.

It is worth mentioning that there is no change in the index review announced on September 17, 2014. As announced the review will be applied as of October 1st, 2014 and until the implementation of adopted changes on the methodology. QSE continues its endeavors to develop the market and continuously improve the market structure for the benefit of investors, intermediaries and issuers.