Saudi index inclusion flings doors open to global investors

The decision by MSCI to reclassify Saudi Arabia as an emerging market and the country's inclusion in its emerging market indices is a game changing moment for the kingdom in its attempts up to foreign investors. With the IPO of Saudi Aramco looming, investors are excited by the prospects these changes promise, writes Sam Kerr.

  • By Sam Kerr
  • 21 Jun 2018

Saudi Arabia has undertaken extensive capital market reforms, which have resulted in the index inclusion. These changes are part of the overall reform package of Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is aiming to rapidly modernise the kingdom through his Vision 2030 plan.

In January, the Saudi Capital ...

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