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DFM and NASDAQ Dubai are joined by DP World to inaugurate the first Company Focus Week - engaging local investors and brokers

PUBLISHED ON 16-Feb-2013
DFM and NASDAQ Dubai are joined by DP World to inaugurate the first Company Focus Week - engaging local investors and brokers

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and NASDAQ Dubai have launched the first Company Focus Week , a dedicated outreach programme of activities providing investors and brokers a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from senior representatives of listed companies on their achievements, equity story and prospects. DP World, the flagship listing on NASDAQ Dubai, is ""participating in the first Focus Week.

It is the first in a series of week-long outreach projects to be organized by the two exchanges for various listed companies in coming months.

DP World’s Focus Week activities bring senior executives of the company face to face with investors and brokers to answer their questions and share the company’s equity story.

Mohammed Sharaf, Group Chief Executive Officer of DP World, delivered a presentation to share the latest developments at the company, as well as its strategic fundamentals, with an invited audience of over 70 brokers and investors on Monday, February 11, at the DFM Trading Floor, followed by a networking session.

Mr. Sharaf said: “As a global company based in the UAE, DP World has an exciting story to share with investors in its home country.  Our flagship Jebel Ali terminal plays a pivotal role in facilitating global and regional trade and remains at the core of our investment story.

“DP World is delighted to take this opportunity to actively engage with market participants in the UAE.  We are very pleased to join NASDAQ Dubai and DFM in promoting capital markets activity in Dubai and we are honored DP World was asked to launch this exciting initiative.”

The DFM and NASDAQ Dubai exchanges operate as one market, using the same trading platform and bringing together international and regional investors. This provides companies listed on NASDAQ Dubai with the same visibility as those listed on DFM.

Essa Kazim, Managing Director and CEO of DFM, said: “The two exchanges play a central role in capital markets activity and are well placed to help strengthen relationships between listed companies and investors. We welcome DP World as the inaugural Focus Week issuer and look forward to facilitating activities by many other listed companies during 2013 and beyond, as part of our ongoing support to stimulate capital market activity in Dubai.”

Hamed Ali, Acting CEO of NASDAQ Dubai, said: “This inaugural Focus Week provides UAE-based investors of all kinds with an excellent opportunity to learn more about one of Dubai’s largest and most prominent companies. NASDAQ Dubai is committed to enabling investors to make informed decisions about securities listed on the exchange in the interests of promoting individual and collective wealth creation.”

Investors can trade on both DFM and NASDAQ Dubai using the same investor number (NIN). Most large UAE brokers are Members of both exchanges.

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