This chapter includes the following articles.
The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) has faced considerable challenges in recent years, including a dip in oil prices and the effects of an economic blockade. However, after an initial decline in late 2017, the main index’s performance during 2018 established it as one of the fastest growing in MENA. The QSE has also succeeded in attracting an increasing number of foreign investors – an important development in terms of long-term growth and stability. In addition, exchange authorities have continued to streamline processes and introduce new instruments, including the market’s first exchange-traded funds. With oil prices firming and regulatory changes set to further bolster activity, the short to medium term promises to be interesting time for the market. This chapter contains an interview with Rashid bin Ali Al Mansoori, CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange.