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Oman Capital Market & Mutual Fund Landscape

May 30 , 2022

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Executive Summary

Muscat Securities Market, Oman was established in 1988 to regulate securities market and to supervise trading of equities. While Capital Market Authority was subsequently established to take over the regulatory role, Muscat Stock Exchange (MSX) was established in January 2021, as a closed joint stock company to take over activities of MSM.

Oman was included in MSCI Frontier Index during the initiation of the index in 2007. Muscat Stock Exchange lists equities, bonds, sukuks and REITs. Oman allows 100% foreign ownership of companies in most sectors since January 2020.

Key Discussion Points

  • Oman equity market overview
  • Oman Capital Market Ecosystem
  • Top 10 Omani listed equities and their key metrics
  • Overview of Oman's mutual funds

Did you know?

  • Oman, currently a frontier market, is aiming for an upgrade to emerging market status.
  • Market capitalization of Oman's equity index is dominated by companies operating in the banking and financial services sector.
  • Oman is planning to list many state-owned companies in the near term.
  • Oman's stock exchange has established a new section to focus on important ESG issues, diversity and inclusion aimed at achieving sustainable growth.


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