FMG comments on Saudi market opening

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Saudi Arabia is to open its stock market to direct investments by foreigners next year. This event is very likely to benefit the FMG MENA Fund since it has a large exposure to the country. “The market will be open to eligible foreign financial institutions to invest in listed shares during the first half of 2015, with God’s permission,” the Capital Market Authority said in a statement.

The MENA region, defined as Middle East and North Africa, accounts for more than 60% and 40% of the world’s proven oil and gas reserves respectively. With increasing demand for energy globally, much of the world’s future energy needs will come from this region. The proven oil reserves within the MENA region are the world’s largest.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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