Saudi Tadawul to lure $1.39bln foreign flows on FTSE third phase inclusion - report

Tadawul’s inclusion to FTSE Russell EM index is projected to generate $5.49bln foreign inflows via 5 tranches

  
An investor monitors a screen displaying stock information at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 18, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose

An investor monitors a screen displaying stock information at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 18, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose

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Riyadh –   The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) is expected to attract foreign inflows worth SAR 5.2 billion ($1.39 billion) on the back of implementing the third tranche of Saudi Arabia’s addition to FTSE Russell EM index with an inclusion factor of 25% allocated to this tranche, Aljazira Capital said in a report on Thursday.

The closing date of the third tranche will be on Monday, 24 June, the report said.

“Given the size of the inclusion, FTSE Russell has proposed to implement the inclusion of KSA in several tranches in order to ensure mechanisms are operating as expected, thereby minimising price pressure on new constituents and to spread outflows from those markets being sold down,” the Kingdom-based research firm highlighted.

Tadawul’s inclusion to FTSE Russell EM index is projected to generate foreign inflows of SAR 20.6 billion through all the five tranches in the span of two years.

“As the 3rd tranche inclusion date is closer, TASI has already witnessed a slight increase (close to 1.0%) over last few trading days,” Aljazira Capital said.

Source: Mubasher

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