‫بهدف تحفيز الاستثمار الأجنبي ورفع جاذبية وكفاءة السوق المالية وتعزيز تنافسيتها محلياً ودولياً “هيئة السوق المالية” تعتمد القواعد المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية

إعلان (رابط الإعلان) الثلاثاء 6 مايو 2023م  –  الرياض, المملكة العربية السعودية – اعتمدت هيئة السوق المالية القواعد المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية، وتعليمات الحسابات الاستثمارية المعدّلة، وتعديل اللائحة التنفيذية لنظام الشركات الخاصة بشركات المساهمة المدرجة وقائمة المصطلحات المستخدمة في لوائح هيئة السوق المالية وقواعدها، ليعمل بها ابتداءً من تاريخ نشرها. وجاء اعتماد تلك […]

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الثلاثاء 6 مايو 2023م  –  الرياض, المملكة العربية السعودية – اعتمدت هيئة السوق المالية القواعد المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية، وتعليمات الحسابات الاستثمارية المعدّلة، وتعديل اللائحة التنفيذية لنظام الشركات الخاصة بشركات المساهمة المدرجة وقائمة المصطلحات المستخدمة في لوائح هيئة السوق المالية وقواعدها، ليعمل بها ابتداءً من تاريخ نشرها.

وجاء اعتماد تلك القواعد والتعليمات وقائمة المصطلحات، لتطوير الأحكام المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية، وتيسير الاطلاع على الأطر التنظيمية المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية ‌من خلال جمع الأحكام المنظمة لذلك في وثيقة تنظيمية واحدة، بالإضافة إلى تسهيل إجراءات دخول المستثمرين الأجانب للسوق المالية السعودية.

وتم في التعديلات الأخيرة تخفيف متطلبات المستثمرين الأجانب وتخفيف متطلبات الإفصاح والالتزامات المستمرة عليهم لتسهيل دخول المستثمر الأجنبي المؤهل في السوق المالية السعودية، ولتقليل الفروقات بين ما هو مفروض على المستثمر الأجنبي المؤهل، مقارنة ببقية فئات المستثمرين في السوق المالية السعودية.

هذا بالإضافة إلى تطوير شروط التأهيل الواجب استيفاؤها من المستثمر الأجنبي المؤهل للاستثمار في الأسهم المدرجة بالسوق الرئيسية، وإلغاء متطلبات تقديم طلب التأهيل واتفاقية تقييم المستثمر الأجنبي المؤهل، مع الاكتفاء في القواعد المعتمدة بمتطلبات فتح الحساب الاستثماري، وفقاً لتعليمات الحسابات الاستثمارية الصادرة عن الهيئة، وذلك بهدف التأكيد على واجب مؤسسة السوق المالية في التأكد من كون المستثمر الأجنبي مستوفياً لشروط التأهيل ذات العلاقة.

كما شملت التعديلات تطوير شروط استثمار الأجنبي غير المقيم في الأوراق المالية المدرجة من خلال اتفاقيات المبادلة، بما في ذلك إلغاء الشرط المفروض على مدة الاتفاقية، بالإضافة إلى إلغاء متطَّلب إشعار الهيئة قبل إبرام اتفاقية المبادلة.

كذلك شملت إضافة قناة جديدة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأسهم المدرجة في السوق الرئيسية، وذلك من خلال تمكين الأشخاص الطبيعيين والاعتباريين الأجانب من الاستثمار في الأسهم المدرجة في السوق الرئيسية من خلال المحافظ الاستثمارية المدارة من مؤسسات السوق المالية.

‌وستحل القواعد المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية بدءاً من تاريخ العمل بها، محل كل من القواعد المنظمة لاستثمار المؤسسات المالية الأجنبية المؤهلة في الأوراق المالية المدرجة، والتعليمات المنظمة لتملّك المستثمرين الاستراتيجيين الأجانب حصصا استراتيجية في الشركات المدرجة، والدليل الاسترشادي لاستثمار الأجانب غير المقيمين في السوق الموازية.

وينتظر أن تنعكس القواعد المعتمدة على تعزيز سيولة السوق المالية السعودية وتعميقها ورفع جاذبيتها وتعزيز مكانة السوق المالية السعودية على المستوى العالمي، بالإضافة إلى نقل المعارف والخبرات للمؤسسات المالية المحلية والمستثمرين من خلال تعزيز دور المستثمر المؤسسي في السوق المالية السعودية.

وجدير بالذكر أن هيئة السوق المالية قامت في 2018 بإصدار التحديث للقواعد المنظمة لاستثمار المؤسسات المالية الأجنبية المؤهلة في الأوراق المالية المدرجة، وعلى أثر ذلك تضاعفت الأرقام الخاصة بالمستثمرين الأجانب، حيث ارتفع عدد المستثمرين الأجانب بنسبة 179% منذ عام 2018 وحتى عام 2022م، وارتفعت نسبة ملكية المستثمرين الأجانب من إجمالي القيمة السوقية للأسهم الحرة من 3.77% في 2018 إلى 14.21% بنهاية 2022.

ويأتي اعتماد القواعد بعد أن نشرت الهيئة مشروع القواعد المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية على المنصة الإلكترونية الموحدة لاستطلاع آراء العموم والجهات الحكومية التابعة للمركز الوطني للتنافسية (منصة استطلاع) وموقع الهيئة الإلكتروني لمدة (30) يوماً تقويمياً لاستطلاع مرئيات العموم حياله.

وتهدف المملكة العربية السعودية إلى أن تكون وجهة استثمارية جاذبة ومحفزة للاستمرار والتوسع ضمن رؤيتها 2030، حيث عملت على إصلاحات هيكلية في الجانب الاقتصادي والمالي أسهمت في رفع معدلات النمو الاقتصادي والحفاظ على الاستقرار والاستدامة المالية، والتي بدورها تجذب الاستثمارات الأجنبية إلى المملكة.

وتسعى الهيئة من خلال خطتها الاستراتيجية إلى جعل السوق المالية السعودية السوق الرئيسية في الشرق الأوسط ومن أهم الأسواق المالية في العالم، وأن تكون سوقاً متقدمةً وجاذبةً للاستثمار المحلي والأجنبي بما يمكّنها من أداء دور محوري في تنمية الاقتصاد وتنويع مصادر دخله بما يتماشى مع رؤية 2030.

ويمكن الاطلاع على القواعد المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية، وتعليمات الحسابات الاستثمارية المعدّلة، واللائحة التنفيذية لنظام الشركات الخاصة بشركات المساهمة المدرجة المعدّلة، وقائمة المصطلحات المستخدمة في لوائح هيئة السوق المالية وقواعدها المعدّلة، من خلال الروابط الإلكترونية الآتية:

القواعد المنظمة للاستثمار الأجنبي في الأوراق المالية

تعليمات الحسابات الاستثمارية المعدّلة

اللائحة التنفيذية لنظام الشركات الخاصة بشركات المساهمة المدرجة المعدّلة

وقائمة المصطلحات المستخدمة في لوائح هيئة السوق المالية وقواعدها المعدّلة

معلومات التواصل: Contact:

هيئة السوق المالية

الإدارة العامة للتواصل وحماية المستثمر

966114906009+

966557666932+

Media@cma.org.sa

www.cma.org.sa

 

Capital Market Authority

Communication & Investor Protection Division

966114906009+

966557666932+

Media@cma.org.sa

www.cma.org.sa

عن الهيئة:   About CMA:

نشأت السوق المالية في السعودية ببدايات غير رسمية في الخمسينات، واستمر الوضع كذلك إلى أن وضعت الحكومة التنظيمات الأساسية للسوق في الثمانينات. وبموجب “نظام السوق المالية” الصادر بالمرسوم الملكي رقم (م/30) وتاريخ 2/6/1424هـ تأسست هيئة السوق المالية. وهي هيئة حكومية ذات استقلال مالي وإداري وترتبط مباشرة برئيس مجلس الوزراء.

للمزيد من المعلومات عن الهيئة يرجى زيارة موقع الهيئة الرسمي على شبكة الإنترنت: www.cma.org.sa

 

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) in Saudi Arabia unofficially started in the early fifties, and continued to operate successfully, until the government set its basic regulations in the eighties. The current Capital Market Law is promulgated and pursuant to Royal Decree No. (M/30) dated 2/6/1424H, which formally brought it into existence. The CMA is a government organization applying full financial, legal, and administrative independence, and has direct links with the Prime Minister.

For more information about CMA, please visit the official website: www.cma.org.sa

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To instigate foreign investment, increase the attractiveness and efficiency of the capital market, and enhance regional and international market competitiveness: The Capital Market Authority Approves the Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities

Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities Announcement (Link) RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Capital Market Authority (“CMA”) approved the Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities (the “Rules”), Amendments to the Investment Accounts Instructions, Amendments to the Implementing Regulation of the Companies Law for Listed Joint Stock Companies and […]

Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities

CMA approves the Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities with the Aim of Investigating Foreign Investment and Raising Attractiveness and Competitiveness of Capital Market

Announcement (Link)

RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Capital Market Authority (“CMA”) approved the Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities (the “Rules”), Amendments to the Investment Accounts Instructions, Amendments to the Implementing Regulation of the Companies Law for Listed Joint Stock Companies and Amendments to the Glossary of Defined Terms Used in the Regulations and Rules of the Capital Market Authority, which shall be effective as of the date of their publications.

The approval of the Rules, Instructions and Glossary aim to develop the provisions regulating foreign investment in securities, facilitate access to the regulatory frames regulating foreign investment in securities by collecting the regulating provisions in a single regulatory document, as well as facilitating qualified foreign investors’ (QFIs’) entry procedures to invest in the Saudi capital market.

The last Amendments comprised considering facilitating the QFIs’ requirements, facilitating disclosure requirements and continuous obligations to ease Saudi capital market entry with the aim of minimizing the differences between QFIs and other investor categories in the Saudi market.

The Amendments also comprised developing the qualification conditions that must be met by the QFI to invest in the shares listed in the Main Market and removing the requirements on application for qualification and QFI’s assessment agreement. The approved Rules only requiring the QFI to open an investment account in accordance with the Investment Accounts Instructions issued by CMA. This is to ensure the obligation of the capital market institution to make sure that the QFI is meeting all relevant qualification conditions.

Furthermore, the amendments included developing conditions on the investment of the non-resident foreign investors in listed securities through Swap Agreements, including removing the requirement on the duration of such swap agreements, as well as removing the requirement to notify the CMA prior to entering into a Swap Agreement.

The Amendments also included adding a new channel for foreign investment in securities listed on the main market by enabling all foreign natural and legal persons to invest in securities listed on the main market through discretionary portfolios management by Capital Market Institutions.

As of its effective date, the Rules shall replace the Rules for Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Securities, Instructions for the Foreign Strategic Investors’ Ownership in Listed Companies and the Guidance Note for the Investment of Non-Resident Foreigners in the Parallel Market.

The approval of these rules is expected to have a positive impact on boosting liquidity in the Saudi market, deepening and raising its attractiveness, and enhancing its global status. The rules will also contribute to the transformation of knowledge and experiences in local capital institutions and investors, thereby enhancing the role played by institutional investors in the Saudi capital market.

It is worth noting that the CMA issued the updated edition of the Rules in 2018, which resulted in a 179% increase in the number of QFIs from 2018 to 2022 . In addition, the foreign investors’ ownership ratio of the free float total market value increased from 3.77% in 2018 to 14.21% by the end of 2022.

The approval of the Rules came after CMA has published the Draft Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities on the Unified Electronic Platform for Consulting the Public and Government Entities (Public Consultation Platform) affiliated with the National Competitiveness Center (NCC), and the CMA’s website for public consultation for a period of (30) calendar days.

Within its Vision 2030, the Kingdom aims to be an attractive and instigating investment destination to continue expanding, as it has developed structural reforms in the financial and economic aspects that have contributed to raising economic growth rates and maintaining financial stability and sustainability, which in turn, helps in attracting foreign investments.

Through its strategic plan; the CMA seeks to position the Saudi capital market as main market in the Middle East and one of the leaders financial markets in the world, and to be an advanced market and attractive to domestic and foreign investment, enabling it to play a pivotal role in developing the economy and diversifying its sources of income in line of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities, the Amended Investment Accounts Instructions, the Amended Implementing Regulation of the Companies Law for Listed Joint Stock Companies and the Amended Glossary of Defined Terms Used in the Regulations and Rules of the Capital Market Authority can be viewed via the following links:

The Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities

The Amended Investment Accounts Instructions

The Amended Implementing Regulation of the Companies Law for Listed Joint Stock Companies

The Amended Glossary of Defined Terms Used in the Regulations and Rules of the Capital Market Authority

Contact:
Capital Market Authority
Communication & Investor Protection Division
+966114906009
+966557666932
Media@cma.org.sa
www.cma.org.sa

About CMA:
The Capital Market Authority (CMA) in Saudi Arabia unofficially started in the early fifties, and continued to operate successfully, until the government set its basic regulations in the eighties. The current Capital Market Law is promulgated and pursuant to Royal Decree No. (M/30) dated 2/6/1424H, which formally brought it into existence. The CMA is a government organization applying full financial, legal, and administrative independence, and has direct links with the Prime Minister.

For more information about CMA, please visit the official website: www.cma.org.sa

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Watan Document Foundation and the Omani National Records & Archives Authority sign a memo of cooperation

The Watan Document Foundation and National Records & Archives Authority in the Sultanate of Oman signed a memorandum of cooperation, with the aim of boosting and developing cooperation and consolidating the bonds of Arab ties between Syria and Oman, in…

The Watan Document Foundation and National Records & Archives Authority in the Sultanate of Oman signed a memorandum of cooperation, with the aim of boosting and developing cooperation and consolidating the bonds of Arab ties between Syria and Oman, in the presence of Social Affairs Minister Louai Emad El-Din al-Munajjid.

The memo , which was signed at the Foundation’s headquarters, stipulated the exchange of experts in the fields of historical documentation, document management, and cooperation in the field of oral history, in a way that serves the interests of the peoples of the two countries.

Dr.Bouthaina Shaaban,Head of the Board of Trustees of the Watan Document Foundation, stressed the importance of cooperation with Oman , as well as with the rest of the Arab countries, to advance the file of documentation, supervision and preservation of handicrafts and Syrian documents and history.

Dr. Shaaban expressed her hope for cooperation in the fields of scientific research and creativity, and for Syria and Oman to be a basic example for Arab cooperation in this field, given the importance of writing and documentation in analyzing and reading what the Arab nation has gone through and repeating positive experiences in the future.

For his part, Minister al-Munajjid referred to attempts to remove heritage, history, customs and values through well-studied plans, aimed at targeting the existence of peoples before targeting countries, considering that the Watan Document Foundation’s filling the gap of preserving heritage and tangible and immaterial history in Syria is one of the joints of steadfastness and moving forward.

Al-Munajjid. expressed the readiness of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to provide all necessary logistical and technical to the Foundation and its project.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Syria participates in Meeting of Culture Ministers of the G-77 and China in Cuba

Syrian Arab Republic, represented by its Ambassador to Cuba, Ghassan Obaid, participated in the meeting of the Ministers of Culture of the Group of 77 and China, which was held in the Cuban capital, Havana, under the title (Cultural Heritage and Sustai…

Syrian Arab Republic, represented by its Ambassador to Cuba, Ghassan Obaid, participated in the meeting of the Ministers of Culture of the Group of 77 and China, which was held in the Cuban capital, Havana, under the title (Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development).

The meeting has been organized in the presence of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez and Deputy Prime Minister of Cuba Ines Maria Chapman.

Ambassador Obeid spoke about the dangers that targeted the Syrian cultural heritage during the years of the unjust terrorist war against the country through the actions of terrorist organizations such as deliberate sabotage, unjust excavations and theft, in addition to the unjust unilateral siege aimed at undermining Syria’s resolve.

The Ambassador added that Syria will not be broken or defeated while it is Home to the oldest civilizations in the world.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Ambassador Obeid met a number of culture ministers of the countries of the group as talks concentrated on the need to support culture in various ways and means and the need to strengthen cooperation among countries of the South, to face the great and difficult challenges and to preserve the culture of each.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

On their 107th anniversary … Martyrs of the homeland, the torches of light and the title of glory

They have sacrificed their souls and became the most immortal of the living, they are the martyrs, titles of victory, eternal light in the conscience. On their day, stories of heroism come together, and epics regain their splendor as if they were from …

They have sacrificed their souls and became the most immortal of the living, they are the martyrs, titles of victory, eternal light in the conscience. On their day, stories of heroism come together, and epics regain their splendor as if they were from the recent past. Their pure blood is eternal life and eternity for the homeland, which deserved from them to sacrifice their lives and blood for the sake of its honor and the dignity of its children.

In my homeland, its brave men are competing to fight the enemies and repel harm that targets its children. They are brave for the nation, they rise as martyrs, all of them believe that their blood runs as a light that illuminates the coming days.

In memory of the martyrs of May 6th, 1916, the Syrians commemorate the martyrs who greeted the gallows in Beirut and Damascus with their throats singing to the homeland, calling for preserving the dignity and freedom of its people and repelling harm from the Turkish occupier.

The memory of the Martyrs’ Day has been renewed with the martyrs of national duty who gave their precious lives in the altar of martyrdom in the October liberation war and in Lebanon and Palestine, up to the sacrifices of the men of the Syrian Arab Army who light the torches of victory with the blood of the martyrs while fighting terrorism that tried to attack Syria more than 12 years ago. The brave army is still chasing the remnants of the terrorists, paving the way for the purification of the last inch of the homeland.

On the 107th anniversary, the epic of the martyrs’ rising of the patriotic thinkers and intellectuals who resisted the Ottoman occupation is still fresh in their consciences, passing on the meanings of martyrdom from generation to generation.One hundred and seven years ago, the Ottoman occupier tried to quench the enthusiasm of Syrian people and its burning flame seeking freedom and independence. It tried to stifle the voice of freedom by executing the best intellectuals, writers, and thinkers.

At that time, the assassin, Jamal Pasha, believed that the gallows would silence the voices of truth, but he was ignorant of the depth of the Syrians’ belonging to their homeland, and he did not imagine that those sticks turn into references of pride that wrote a bright history for a homeland that deserves life. In 1916, 14 martyrs were executed in Al-Burj Square in Beirut and 7 in Al-Marjeh Square in Damascus, and in honor of their pure souls, the Syrians and the Lebanese called both squares the name of “Martyrs Square”.

On this memory which is dear to the hearts of the Syrians, we do not forget the martyrs working in the media institutions. They were a beacon for their comrades who continued their work to convey the reality of the terrorist war on Syria.

More than a century after the martyrdom of the 6th of May, the values and meanings of martyrdom still occupy a wide place in the hearts of the Syrians who have never been stingy with their children and themselves. They sacrificed and those who continue the march on the path of the sacrifices of the martyrs.Mazen Eyon

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

The seven gates of Damascus… Seven planets in the orbit of history

Damascus, which is considered as the oldest inhabited city in the world, was the focus of attention of the invaders throughout the ages, so the factors of defending and protecting it necessitated surrounding it with a wall of huge stones in which doors…

Damascus, which is considered as the oldest inhabited city in the world, was the focus of attention of the invaders throughout the ages, so the factors of defending and protecting it necessitated surrounding it with a wall of huge stones in which doors were opened for entry and exit, and that was at the beginning of the Greek era.

Researcher, Kamal Al Imam, said that the construction of Damascus Wall and its gates took place during the era of the Roman Empire and remained the same after the Muslim Arabs entered the city in year 14 H, 635 AD, so that Damascus began expanding outside the walls for the first time in the Umayyad era.

In the Roman era, the wall was maintained and seven gates appeared in relation to the seven planets known at the time, and the symbols of these planets were carved on the gates because they believed that they protect the city.

Parts of the wall were destroyed in 749 AD by the Abbasids, and the wall began to collapse. Then it was refortified in 1174 AD during the reign of Nur al-Din al-Zanki, and new doors were opened, including Bab al-Faraj and Bab al-Nasr.

As for the main gates of Damascus, they are only seven; Bab Touma, Bab al-Salam, And Bab Al-Fradis, Bab Al-Jabiya, Bab Al-Saghir, Bab Kisan and Bab Sharqi.

Many historians, like Ibn Asaker, Hassan Al-Badri, and Muhammad Ezz Al-Din Al-Sayadi, describe the ancient gates of Damascus and their relationship to the planets, and that the seven gates of Damascus are linked to the seven planets.

Bab Sharqi is associated with the sun, Bab Touma Gate is associated with Venus, the Peace Gate ( Bab Assalam) is associated with the moon, the Paradise Gate is associated with Mercury, the Jabiya Gate is associated with Mars, the Small Gate ( Assaghir) is associated with Jupiter, and the Kisan Gate is associated with Saturn.

Seven gates of Damascus reflect the early civilization in the oldest inhabited city in the world, and protect behind it a Damascene history that simulates many civilizations which crossed from Damascus.

After years of unjust war against Syria and the unjust and immoral blockade, we say that the doors of Damascus will remain open to all visitors.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency