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Annual Review 2011

Our Annual Review gives details of the significant activities undertaken by the exchange during the year, including enhancing its infrastructure and regulatory framework, welcoming new Members and engaging with potential issuers to prepare for further listings. These developments have positioned the exchange to take full advantage of an upturn in the financial markets. The Annual Review also provides information about the exchange’s Board of Directors and corporate governance.

As part of being environmentally responsible and in order to reduce our paper consumption, the Annual Review is published online only.

To communicate its purpose, NASDAQ Dubai adopted these guiding principles in October 2011:

Vision:
The International Capital Market. From the Middle East. For the Middle East.

Mission:
The exchange of choice for creating wealth and managing risk through a diverse range of tradable products and international clearing standards

Corporate Values:
Integrity, Creativity and Adaptive Leadership

Performance Highlights

The exchange welcomed its first derivatives Clearing Member, held a conference for Jafza free zone companies and increased the Sukuk holdings in its custody. It also transferred the Official List of Securities to the DFSA to streamline the listing process.

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Business Review

Amid a lull in regional capital markets activity, the exchange spent 2011 laying the groundwork for growth. As well as taking steps towards expanding its debt and derivatives markets, it held positive discussions with companies that may wish to IPO.

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Corporate Governance

The NASDAQ Dubai Board adopts the view that corporate governance should promote performance and integrity as well as conformance with the legislation.

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