Economies in both the developed and emerging markets are founded on the success of the SME sector, contributing employment opportunities, wealth creation and increased output. This sector is important therefore in the ongoing growth of Qatar’s economy and Qatar Exchange’s development of QE Venture Market is specifically designed to fit within the country’s overall desire to support SMEs encapsulated in the many government-led initiatives in the area and as part of the ‘Vision 2030’ project.
We expect QE Venture Market to:
Provide a dedicated route to market for small and mid-cap companies;
Establish a universe of peer group companies which will be beneficial to investor
following and research coverage ;
Allow the necessary flexibility to develop a regulatory structure best suited to small
and mid-cap companies;
Allow the necessary flexibility to develop a lower cost pricing structure;
Provide an effective focal point for both issuers and investors in the small and mid-
Position Qatar as a centre of excellence for SMEs and
Position Qatar as a centre of
excellence and GCC hub for SMEs.