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Privatisation and Demutualization of MENA Stock Exchanges: To be or not to be?

Jan 31, 2014 | A. Amico | OECD
This report seeks to provide an overview of considerations that MENA stock exchanges interested in ownership transitions might wish to take into account and outline the lessons learned from other Arab and international jurisdictions. In doing so, it questions whether demutualisation and privatisation could be a “quick fix” solution to the challenges experienced by Arab exchanges in terms of listings and liquidity. The report effectively opens the debate on what the ownership of MENA stock exchanges might look like in a decade.