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Dubai International Financial Exchange

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The Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) is a privately held stock exchange in Dubai and is wholly owned by Borse Dubai. The best part about DIFX is that its standards are in line with the leading international exchanges in New York, London and Hong Kong. With the help of DIFX, regional and international issuers get an opportunity to access the regional and international investment they require.

DIFX offers increased market visibility, access to regional and global capital and the ability to sustain fair valuation. The exchange intends to become the platform of choice in the Middle East and Gulf region for a range of Equities, Bonds, Funds, Islamic Banking, index Products, and Derivatives.

Listings

At this moment of time, DIFX lists shares, bonds, Sukuk and structured products. Generally speaking, DIFX shares include Albaraka Banking Group, Gold Fields and Kingdom Hotel Investments. Believe it or not, the exchange is the biggest in the world for Sukuk by listed value, with around 44 percent of the global total. Presently, the exchange has ten member banks that are Jefferies, Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, EFG-Hermes, HSBC, KAS BANK, Morgan Stanley,

SHUAA Capital and UBS.

You can easily see the wide reach of DIFX by taking into account the fact that issuers are based in countries such as UK, Germany, South Africa, Australia, Switzerland, India and Kuwait. At present, DIFX has 20 member brokers, which include top-notch international and regional banks.

Easy trading in DIFX

Irrespective of your location, as an investor you can choose from a wide array of equity and other securities in DIFX. Trading on the DIFX is quite a straightforward affair. You can trade directly through a DIFX Member or with the assistance of a broker that has a relationship with a DIFX Member. The trading hours of the DIFX are from 11:45am to 5pm (07:45am to 1pm GMT) from Monday to Friday.

How to invest in DIFX?

If you want to trade in the securities of companies listed on the DIFX, it is advisable that you follow below mentioned steps:

  • First and foremost, talk with your preferred bank or broker to judge whether they give access to products listed on the DIFX.
  • Once you are through this step, set up an account with this bank or broker. In addition, allocate capital to that account. Remember the point that account capital will depend on the bank or broker.
  • Before you start investing, it is of paramount importance that you conduct research on companies who have listed on the DIFX.

This will help you in coming to the right investment decision. If you are happy with your decision, contact your chosen bank or broker and they will immediately execute the order. It’s the responsibility of broker to ensure that on settlement of the transaction you get the stock or cash.

Investors of any nationality can invest in DIFX. You just need to contact your broker to begin trading in DIFX. In other words, there is no requirement to contact the exchange.

Getting DIFX prices and news

Getting up to date information regarding DIFX market is quite pivotal in terms of judging whether to buy or sell. Taking this into account, DIFX makes its market data widely available. The top-notch technical infrastructure chosen by the DIFX also runs few of the quickest moving markets in the world. You can get price quotes without any cost.

Location - The Dubai International Financial Centre

The DIFX is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a financial free zone. The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), an independent entity, regulates financial activities in the DIFC according to international standards. The President of the DIFC is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

 
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