1st Edition

Stock Markets of the Arab World Trends, Problems, and Prospects for Integration

By A. S. Abdul Hadi Copyright 1988

    First published in 1988, Stock Markets of the Arab World provides a sound description and analysis of the stock market situation in Arab countries and an evaluation of previous attempts at the integration of capital markets. Foreign interest in the oil producing Arab countries has grown due to the accumulation of international reserves. Oil producers are looking for an alternative to their near-term investments in United States Securities through a diversification of their economies. This book argues that these countries could profitably invest these reserves through an integration of their securities markets. It also says that prospects of increased linkages among Arab domestic markets do exist.

    This is an interesting read for scholars and researchers of Middle East studies, Arab economy and economics in general.

    List of Tables List of Figures Foreword Acknowledgement Introduction 1. Theories of Integration 2. Stock Markets in the Arab Gulf Countries 3. Stock Markets in the Levant Countries 4. Stock Markets in Arab African Countries 5. Prospects and Problems for the Regional Integration of Arab Capital Markets Conclusions and Future Recommendations Bibliography Index


    A. S. Abdul Hadi