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​​The choice of Bahrain Bourse places your business at the forefront of the capital markets scene, with Bahrain being positioned as the Middle East’s most mature financial center. By listing on the Middle East’s most mature financial center, prospective issuers benefit from international recognition, credibility, and association with the region’s most trusted and sound regulatory framework.

We look forward to welcoming you to the region’s most mature financial center.​

Benefits of joining our market:​
  • Sound Regulatory Framework: Bahrain benefits from its sound regulatory infrastructure, which provides a strong and attractive foundation for companies to raise funds as well as confidence to investors. Our stringent corporate governance requirements ensure that investors have access to timely and transparent information which allows them to appraise the position and prospects of listed companies.
  • A Multi-Asset Class Trading Platform: Bahrain Bourse offers its Investors the opportunity to trade in multi-asset classes, providing access to equities, debt securities (Bond/Sukuk), mutual funds, REITs, and any other financial instrument approved by CBB from time to time, in one centralized environment.
  • A Premier Connectivity Platform: Bahrain Bourse offers trading members simple access to its X-stream protocol architecture implemented by NASDAQ. The new technology enables connectivity through brokers own remote workstations and access to proprietary Order Management Systems (OMS).
  • Advanced Clearing and Settlement Infrastructure: Bahrain Bourse CSD provides a wide range of depository services, including delivery versus payment (DVP) settlement and post-trade products and services. CSD is also trusted to use its state-of-the-art technology, expertise and sound risk management framework to support and promote the safety and efficiency of the Registry, Depository, Clearing and​ Settlement.
  • Wider Reach: Listed securities on the Bahrain Bourse are now tradable through both domestic and international brokers without having the need to go through a representative local broker, providing a wider network access and wider reach to listed securities.
  • Free Flow of Capital: With zero capital flow restrictions and the free transferability of securities, Bahrain Bourse offers an attractive market for both issuers and investors alike.
  • Cross-Listing Opportunity: Bahrain Bourse allows cross-listing of shares in selected jurisdictions enabling companies with greater exposure opportunities and increased coverage on multiple markets.