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Abu Dhabi bourse registers 256 institutional investors in H1

The total number of investors in Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) by the end of H1 2017 reached 961,000 with a total of 2276 investor numbers issued by ADX during the same period, the UAE’s state news agency WAM reported.

Of the total numbers issued during the first half of 2017, 2020 were for individuals and 256 for institutions. Up to 1173 numbers were issued for UAE nationals, 93 for GCC nationals, 455 for Arab nationals, and 555 for other nationalities. Additionally, 209 new numbers were issued for foreign institutions during the same period.

Total trading value by UAE investors reached AED29.5 billion, followed by other nationalities with AED15.9 billion; Arab nationals with AED6.5 billion, and GCC nationals with AED4.4 billion.

Net foreign investments during the first half of 2017 reached AED1.72 billion, where foreign investors buy value of shares reached AED14.3 billion and their sell value was AED12.6 billion. Whereas the net investment value of institutional investors reached AED908 million during the same period, where institutional investors buy value of shares amounted to AED13.4 billion while their sell value was around AED12.4 billion.

The market capitalisation of listed companies in ADX reached AED455 billion, of which the share of domestic companies was AED425 billion. The trading value in ADX in the first half of the year reached AED28.25 billion while the trading volume reached around 17.17 billion shares. At the end of the first half, ADX index closed at 4425 points, declining by 2.3 percent against the beginning of the year.