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AFE News
Dec 17, 2016
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) hosted a number of members of the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) in a one-day on-site training. Hosting the delegation comes as part of ADX commitment to fostering better relations with neighboring exchanges as well as strengthening ties with regional and international organizations. Read more
Dec 14, 2016
Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has organized an extensive training program for a number of employees of Arab stock exchanges and financial institutions, in cooperation with the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE). The program is in line with DFM’s commitment to support efforts aimed at further developing the regional capital markets. DFM senior officials have addressed the attendees about DFM’s superb experience in implementing international best practices of capital markets’ infrastructure and regulations. Read more
Aug 05, 2016
The Secretary General of the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) Dr. Fadi Khalaf participated in “The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World” held on the 27th and 28th of July in Berlin, Germany in which he made a presentation about the reasons behind the Lack of Liquidity on the Arab Financial Markets.
Dr. Fadi Khalaf also participated in a panel entitled “Developing Economic Cooperation between Germany and the Arab World” alongside Mr. Rashed Al Baloushi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Dr. Mohammad Omran, Chairman of The Egyptian Exchange, and international experts.
Jun 30, 2016
The Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) announces the launch of its brand new Twitter page. This page provides the visitors with an easier way to view the latest AFE news, quarterly reports, quarterly Newsletters, annual reports, studies and events.

The AFE invites you to follow its Twitter account https://twitter.com/AfeResearch
Jun 13, 2016
The AFE Financial Services Institutions Committee held its meeting on the 26th of April 2016 in Amman, Jordan. This Committee represents the AFE 34 Affiliated Members, Brokers and Investment Banks. Read more
Jun 13, 2016
The AFE General Assembly, Board, Executive Committee, and the Financial Services Institutions Committee held their meetings on the 26st of April 2016 in Amman, Jordan. The General Assembly was chaired by Mr. Nader Azar, CEO of the Amman Stock Exchange and attended by the Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf and all the AFE members including Stock Exchanges, CSDs and Financial Services Institutions. Read more
May 30, 2016
The Secretary General of the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) Dr. Fadi Khalaf participated in AFAQ Economic Forum 2016 held on the 30th and 31st of May in Amman, Jordan, during which he intervened in the opening ceremony and was granted the trophy of the conference.
Dr. Fadi Khalaf also gave during the second day a presentation about the correlation between the oil Market and the Arab Financial Markets, as well as about the lack of liquidity in those markets. At the end of his speech he gave to the participants an overview about the projects of the privatization of the Exchanges in different Arab countries.
May 04, 2016
The AFE represented by its Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf participated in AMEDA 23rd General Meeting “AMEDA Tangier 2016” held on the 4th and 5th of May in Tangier, Morocco. This meeting was headed by the President of AMEDA Mr. Mohamad Abdel Salam, who is also a member of the AFE Executive Committee representing the CSDs in the Arab region. On the other hand, Dr. Fadi Khalaf made a presentation about the Arab Federation of Exchanges and its members giving several statistical figures.
This conference has been a great opportunity for all the attendees to share experiences and best practices of CSD services in the African and Middle East region.
Apr 14, 2016
The Secretary General of the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) attended The Business Entrepreneurship Forum which was held on the 14th of April in Beirut, Lebanon.
Dr. Fadi Khalaf participated in a panel about Improving Lebanon Ecosystem Competitiveness, as he made a presentation giving an overview of Family Businesses and characteristics of Family-owned Businesses, as well as the lack of preference for SMEs listing and the benefits of listing for Family Businesses.
Dec 28, 2015
The Secretary General of the Arab Federation of Exchange (AFE), Dr. Fadi Khalaf have gladly responded to the invitation of the Chief Executive Officer of MENACORP, Mr. Fathi Ben Grira to visit MENACORP premises and meet all the team. Read more
Sep 23, 2015
The AFE wishes you a Blessed Eid Al Adha
Jun 11, 2015
Further to the “AFE Constitutional Brokers Committee”, where the CNBC Arabia covered a part of the meeting and interviewed a number of the members, the CNBC Arabia hosted on the next day the AFE Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf, NBAD Securities Managing Director Mr. Mohammed Ali Yasin and Menacorp Assisting Managing Director Mr. Ayman Al Satari for a one hour round table discussion. Read more
Jun 10, 2015
Further to the first brokers meeting decision during April in Bahrain and further to the high response of new affiliated companies who have joined the AFE, the number of the AFE affiliated members has increased from 13 to 28. Read more
Jun 10, 2015
The AFE in collaboration with Thomson Reuters and DirectFN have held a one day workshop for Exchanges on “Pricing & Business Strategy for Market Data” on the 10th of June in Dubai – UAE.
The workshop was attended by Mr. Rashed Al-Balooshi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange along with the Secretary General of the AFE and a number of Arab Exchanges managers.
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May 21, 2015
The AFE represented by its Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf participated as an observer member in the Working Committee Meeting of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) hosted by NASDAQ OMX Armenia on the 21st of May in Armenia.

During the meeting, the members have adopted the agenda, shared the update and planned activity of 2015, went through the reports from the Task Forces and discussed the future projects and calendar of events. 
Apr 23, 2015
The AFE held its first Brokers meeting on the 23rd of April in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
The meeting was headed by Sheikh Khalifa Ebrahim AlKhalifa, the Chairman of the AFE and attended by the Secretary General, the Federation’s legal consultant and a number of the AFE affiliated members. This meeting was the result of the AFE Secretariat General initiative to gather the affiliated members and work closely together for the purpose of progressing with the subjects of common interest. Read more
Apr 23, 2015
The AFE organized its Annual Conference entitled “AFE Equities Summit 2015” in partnership with Bahrain Bourse and Thomson Reuters, under the patronage of H.E. Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, on 22nd & 23rd of April 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Read more
Apr 21, 2015
 The 40th Session of the Board of the AFE concluded its meetings on the 21st of April 2015 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.The meeting was attended by the Heads and CEOs members of the AFE from the Arab Exchanges and Clearing companies. The Board discussed a number of points listed on its agenda, including the latest developments in the Arab financial markets. Read more
Apr 21, 2015
The AFE Executive Committee met on the 21st of April 2015 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Adel Al-Ghamdi, the CEO of the Saudi Stock Exchange and attended by the Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf, the legal advisor of the AFE and all the Executive Committee members.
Among the major points discussed by the Committee was the initiative of the Saudi Stock Exchange who started a study through the multinational management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company to set a business plan for the Federation for the upcoming period. 
Apr 10, 2015
The Secretary General of the AFE, Dr. Fadi Khalaf was hosted by the CNBC Arabia prior to the “AFE Equities Summit 2015” to shed the light on the high importance of the 8 panels to be discussed during the two day Summit and the importance of the International Expertise hosted by the AFE to share their experience with the region. Read more
Feb 16, 2015
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) will host the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) Annual Conference 2015 in partnership with Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.  
The conference, entitled “AFE Equities Summit 2015”, is set to take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2015. Read more
Sep 28, 2014
The Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf along with a delegation regrouping the Head of several Arab Exchanges participated in the Bahrain Bourse 25th Anniversary at the Bahrain Financial Harbour read more
 
Jul 19, 2014
The Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) announces the launch of its brand new dynamic website www.arab-exchanges.org. This website provides the visitors with an easier way to learn about the AFE and about all its members: 18 Arab Exchanges, 4 Clearing Settlements and Depository companies, and several brokerage firms (affiliate members) read more

Jun 09, 2014
The AFE has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters and Zawya to dispatch its publications and News to all the users of Thomson Reuters on Eikon (300,000 Users) and to the participants database on Zawya site (7,000 addresses) read more
Jun 09, 2014
The Secretary General of the AFE Dr. Fadi Khalaf was hosted twice in a television interview on CNBC Arabia on the 15th of May and on the 8th of June 2014 read more
Jun 08, 2014
The S&P Dow Jones Indices performed a training for the AFE team on SPICE - S&P Dow Jones Indices and Constituent Engine. This training consisted on the data collection on SPICE, specifically on the Arab Federation of Exchanges Index “SPAFE40” where the team learned the index criteria search, how to get the index constituents information, how to check them by sector/country weights, how to extract data and performance graphs and many other related relevant features. 
 
Jun 05, 2014
The AFE organized its annual summit that was held on the 4th and 5th of June at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC - Dubai, UAE in collaboration with Thomson Reuters read more
 
Jun 05, 2014
The 39th Session of the Board of the AFE concluded its meetings in Dubai on the 5th of June 2014. The meeting was attended by the heads and CEOs of the Arab Stock Exchanges and Clearing companies which are members of the Federation read more
Jun 05, 2014
The request of Erbil Stock Exchange (ESX) to become a member of the AFE has been approved by the Executive Committee and Board Members during their meeting in Dubai on June 5th, 2014. By welcoming ESX, the AFE consists now of 18 Arab Stock Exchanges Members and 4 CSDs covering the Gulf region, the Levant and North Africa read more
Jun 03, 2014
The AFE Executive Committee met on the 3rd of June 2014 in Dubai, UAE. The meeting was
Chaired by Mr. Mohamed Bichiou, CEO of Tunis Stock Exchange and attended by the Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf and all of the four Executive Committee members read more
Jun 01, 2014
The AFE has launched its new dynamic website. The members will be soon able to upload the quarterly and yearly figures through the member’s area in order to generate automatic reports reflecting the activities on the Arab markets read more
May 20, 2014
Trading Middle East (TME) team welcomed again for the third time Dr. Fadi Khalaf, Secretary General of the AFE as the Man of the Day on a live Chat Room discussion on May 20th, 2014. Dr. Fadi talked about the market behavior before, during and after the MSCI upgrade read more
May 15, 2014
The AFE Secretary General Dr. Fadi Khalaf was hosted at “Invest in Iraq Stock Exchange” conference that was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC in Dubai - UAE on the 14th and 15th of May 2014 read more
May 07, 2014
The AFE represented by its Secretary General Dr. Fadi Khalaf, attended the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) that was held on the 7th of May 2014 in Tbilisi, Georgia. 
 
Apr 16, 2014
The AFE Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf visited Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) and met with Mr. Nader Azar, the acting CEO of ASE read more

Apr 16, 2014
The AFE represented by the Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf and the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) represented by the Acting CEO, Mr. Nader Azar, participated in the Arab Banking Conference 2014 entitled "Strategies for the Development of Arab Economies " held by the Union of  Arab Banks read more
Mar 31, 2014
The AFE by its Secretary General Dr. Fadi Khalaf is issuing publications and announcements sent widely to the Press, Journals and News Agencies to circulate the figures and News of the Federation and its Members. The following reports were published during the first Quarter 2014: The Best Arab Performers for the year 2013 along with the Best Arab Performers for Q1 2014 in addition to the current Q1 2014 Report and Newsletter. read more 
 
Mar 26, 2014
Official delegations, from the AFE represented by Dr. Fadi Khalaf, from the Dubai Financial Market represented by Mr. Hassan Al Serkal and from the Kuwait Stock Exchange represented by Mr. Ibrahim Al Ibrahim and Mr. Bader Al Shami visited Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) on March 26th, 2014. read more
Mar 11, 2014
The AFE Team participated in Thomson Reuters Focus Day on the 11th of March 2014 at Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel Beirut. This event concentrated on introducing the new features of Eikon4 to help the user dealing with market data and analytics and to seize profitable opportunities first. The AFE team attended as well the workshops related to Investors Behavior, Islamic Finance and Money Markets.
 
Mar 05, 2014
The AFE in association with Thomson Reuters has performed a 2-day workshop in Dubai at Thomson Reuters premises on the 4th and 5th of March 2014. Over the 2 days the importance of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and its impact on Stock Exchanges and other financial service organizations were discussed. A session for key stake holders within the organization mitigate risks associated with money laundering, governance, fraud and compliance were discussed as well. read more
Mar 02, 2014
The Secretary General of the AFE Dr. Fadi Khalaf was  hosted in television interview with CNBC Arabia on March 2nd, 2014. Dr. Khalaf illustrated the market performance during 2013 and beginning 2014 stating that: “The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index was ranked first worldwide recording a performance of 107.69 % in 2013, followed by Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) at 63.08 %. read more
Mar 02, 2014
The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) welcomed the visit of Dr. Fadi Khalaf the Secretary General of the AFE during March 2014. Dr. Khalaf discussed with Mr. Hassan Al Serkal and Mrs. Maryam Fekri the preparations for the upcoming “AFE Equities Summit 2014” that will take place on the 4th and 5th of June in Dubai read more
Feb 05, 2014
For the second time, Dr. Fadi Khalaf, Secretary General of the AFE joined Trading Middle East Team (TME) to be the Man of the Day on a live Chat Room discussion on February 5th, 2014. 
Dr. Khalaf discussed the performance of the Arab Exchanges in 2013 and outlook for 2014. read more
Jan 30, 2014
The AFE  represented by its Secretary General Dr. Fadi Khalaf attended the signature ceremony for the Investors for Governance & Integrity (IGI) declaration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut on the 30th of January 2014, whereby BLOM Bank in collaboration with Capital Concept signed the IGI declaration. IGI is a platform that brings together investors and corporate that recognize the importance of -ance standards to mitigate financial risk and defend their rights. 
 
Jan 01, 2014
The AFE in partnership with Thomson Reuters, is proud to announce the “AFE Equities Summit 2014”. The AFE hosts its Annual Conference which plays an important role in uniting the leaders of the Arab financial markets with Regional and International experts read more
Jan 01, 2014
The AFE is in the process of finalizing its New Website. Several meetings and discussions were executed between the AFE Secretariat, the IT Company and the AFE IT Consultant to soon launch the new dynamic AFE Website. Stay tuned!
 
Dec 19, 2013
Dr. Fadi Khalaf was hosted in the opening speech of The Data and Investment Consult Lebanon Yearly Economic Forum “Hedging Market Risk and Financing Entrepreneurs; Alternative Means of Finance and Stimulus” that was held in Crowne Plaza Beirut on December 19th 2013 read more
Dec 03, 2013
The Arab Federation of Exchanges participated in the 19th Annual General Assembly and Working Committee and the 27th Executive Board Meeting of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) that took place on December 3rd and 4th at Shangril-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort in Muscat read more
 
Dec 02, 2013
The third meeting of the OECD – MENA Taskforce on corporate governance was organized in Muscat in the format of a high level regional policy roundtable, where heads and other representatives of regional exchanges participated, alongside regulators and relevant international and regional institutions, including, the Arab Federation of Exchanges, and the Federation of Euro-Asian Exchanges. read more
Nov 30, 2013
The Arab Federation of Exchanges has launched a restricted Chat Room for the Top Management of Arab Exchanges Members on Thomson Reuters Messenger. Through this new communication platform, all Arab Exchanges CEOs will be able to exchange their point of views. A more general chat room for Arab Exchanges personnel will be created on a later stage. 
 
Nov 30, 2013
The Dubai Financial Market welcomed the visit of Dr. Fadi Khalaf the Secretary General of the Arab Federation of Exchanges during November 2013. The DFM appreciated and encouraged the plans of the AFE in organizing several activities such as seminars, workshops and the AFE Annual Conference in Dubai during 2014. 
 
Nov 22, 2013
The Arab Federation of Exchanges has organized a Seminar entitled “Equities & Fixed Income Opportunities and Screening in the Arab Financial Markets” in association with Bloomberg. 
This 2 days seminar was held in Dubai at Bloomberg Auditorium on the 20th and the 21st of November 2013 read more
Nov 20, 2013
As an enhancement of a new elaborated collaboration on many levels between the Arab Federation of Exchanges and Thomson Reuters. The Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf has visited Thomson Reuters premises during his visit to Dubai on November 2013. read more
Nov 17, 2013
Dr. Fadi Khalaf, representing the Arab Federation of Exchanges was interviewed by CNBC Arabia on November 17th 2013. The interview topic was set on the link between the Arab Markets elevation and the Global Markets read more
Nov 15, 2013
The AFE Secretary General Dr. Fadi Khalaf was hosted at the Annual Arab Banking Conference 2013 entitled “Economic Implications of the Arab Transitions: Reforms and Role of Banks” that was held in Phoenicia Hotel Beirut on the 15th of November 2013. read more
Oct 29, 2013
A wide delegation of the Arab Exchanges have participated in the 53rd General Assembly of the WFE that was hosted by the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores on the 29th and 30th of October 2013. read more
Oct 08, 2013
The Arab Federation of Exchanges has held its Executive Committee Meeting in Morocco on October 2013. The AFE Chairman, Mr. Mohamed Bichiou and the AFE Secretary General, Dr. Fadi Khalaf along with Mr. Karim Hajji, Mr. Nader Azar and Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam have attended this meeting. The members overviewed all the accomplishment made, set the plan for the upcoming AFE activities and discussed the budget 2014, in addition of discussing the upcoming studies and events as well as giving their recommendations concerning the AFE bylaws amendments.   
 
Sep 30, 2013
The Arab Federation of Exchanges, represented by its Chairman, its Secretary General and a group of its members had participated in the "Second Turkish – Arab Capital Markets Forum" that was held in Istanbul – Turkey on September 30, 2013.  The Secretary General of the AFE, Dr. Fadi Khalaf delivered a speech in the first panel that focused on the integration and harmonization between securities markets. read more
Sep 19, 2013
Further to an invitation from Mr. Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman of Boursa Istanbul; the Secretary General of the AFE along with several members of the federation participated in the "Seventh OIC Member States Stock Exchanges Forum Meeting" that took place in Istanbul on September 19, 2013 and where the Islamic Financial Market (IFM) had also organized a half day seminar read more