The National Commercial Bank

Tadawul

The MSCI upgrade of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to “emerging market’ status marked the beginning of increasingly liberalised GCC stock exchanges.

Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, the Tadawul, is by far the largest securities exchange in the GCC by market capitalisation. It is also the most liquid in terms of daily trading volumes and the most diversified in terms of issuers.

Most recently, The National Commercial Bank (NCB), Saudi Arabia’s largest bank, issued 25 percent of its