Annual Review

Our Annual Review gives details of trading activity and other significant developments during the year.


Annual Review 2016

Dubai’s traditional leadership in developing the region’s capital markets showed fresh vigour in 2016. The successful opening of Nasdaq Dubai’s equity futures market was a milestone that has transformed the investment landscape by offering investors new tools for increasing and preserving wealth.

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Annual Review 2015

The wisdom of Dubai’s commitment to developing world class capital markets has become clearer than ever. From securing a major international equity listing, to establishing itself as the world’s leading Sukuk listing centre, Dubai made great strides in 2015 that position it for further growth as the region’s financial sector hub.

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Annual Review 2014

The exchange’s global reach was underlined by two ground-breaking debt listings from China. Islamic finance was a particular focus, including the rapid growth of the exchange’s Sukuk market and the official launch of its Murabaha platform.

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Annual Review 2013

Nasdaq Dubai’s market expanded rapidly in size and activity in 2013, attracting many new listings from prominent issuers as well as higher traded value. The exchange confirmed its leadership role in Islamic capital markets, including creating an innovative platform for trading Sukuk and conventional bonds.

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Annual Review 2012

View details of milestones in the exchange’s development as well as equities trading figures, the performance of the FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 index, Members’ trading activity, and new listings.

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Annual Review 2011

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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Annual Review 2010

In a year when traded equities value on all other GCC stock exchanges declined, in some cases by more than 50%, Nasdaq Dubai bucked the trend by posting an increase of 22% over 2009.

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Annual Review 2009

Nasdaq Dubai achieved notable successes in key areas in 2009. As well as further strengthening its links with regional and international investors, the exchange maintained its track record of expanding trading volumes and capital markets innovation.

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Annual Review 2008

The 2008 Annual Review gives details of listings, trading, new Members and other developments during the year, including the rebranding of the exchange and the launch of its equity derivatives market.

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Annual Review 2007

2007 was a challenging year for the development of the capital markets around the world. Locally at the DIFX we witnessed the creation of Borse Dubai, the issuance of the largest IPO in the Middle East and spectacular innovations in the capital markets infrastructure.

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Annual Review 2006

The capital markets never stand still. Activity in 2006 was even more frenetic than usual with share prices tumbling across parts of the DIFX region such as The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), while rising in other parts, such as Morocco, Tunisia and India.

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