Shura Council Hosts Bahrain Bourse in a Panel Discussion on "Bahrain Bourse's Role in Developing the National Economy"

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The Shura Council hosted Bahrain Bourse in a panel discussion on Tuesday, 17th May 2022 on “Bahrain Bourse’s Role in Developing the National Economy” as part of the Parliamentary Support Program of the Shura Council with the participation of Bahrain Bourse’s Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. During the panel discussion, a number of key topics in relation to Bahrain Bourse’s effective role in the National Economy were addressed, in addition to the economic recovery plan and the key services provided by Bahrain Bourse to the retail and institutional investors and listed companies with the aim of enhancing areas of mutual cooperation.

The panel discussion highlighted the key achievements of Bahrain Bourse during 2020-2021, as well as the operational plans and initiatives for the upcoming period, and addressed the Bourse’s role within the economic recovery plan. A number of inquiries and feedback received from the participating members were also addressed.

Shura Council Members praised Bahrain Bourse’s effective role in enhancing the capital market of Bahrain, locally, regionally and internationally, through providing various asset classes and innovative services to investors and listed companies, in addition to providing a number of value-added platforms to meet the financial and investment community aspirations and implementing various initiatives that are in line with global international developments.

The panel discussion also discussed the Bourse’s future plans, which include joining the emerging markets, the inclusion of the Capital Markets Apprenticeship program among the National Employment Program 2.0. In addition, liaison with the government to prepare listing pipeline for government-related entities, and automation of dividends distribution service by the end of this year.