FTSE and DIFX launch GCC indexes

FTSE Group and Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) have created the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country tradable indexes for domestic, GCC, and international investors. These indexes are the first GCC country tradable indexes, according to FTSE. The GCC countries initially included in the series are the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar.

These indexes are intended to facilitate the creation of investment products like tracker funds, index certificates, warrants, ETFs and also pave the way for the introduction of exchange traded index derivatives including futures and options.

The three new indexes are the FTSE DIFX UAE 15 Index (UAE Residents), the FTSE DIFX Kuwait 15 Index (GCC residents and International Investors) and FTSE DIFX Qatar 10 Index (GCC residents and International Investors). Sharia-compliant editions of these

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