‫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 2 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 2 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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IRAN AMONG WORLD TOP 10 SATELLITE MANUFACTURES, WILL HELP SYRIA BUILD COMMUNICATION SATELLITES: MINISTER

Iran is among the world’s top 10 countries capable of manufacturing and launching satellites and is ready to help Syria build communications satellites, says Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour. Zarepour made the remark…

Iran is among the world's top 10 countries capable of manufacturing and launching satellites and is ready to help Syria build communications satellites, says Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour. Zarepour made the remarks in an interview with IRNA published on Friday, The minister has been accompanying President Ebrahim Raeisi during his key two-day visit to Syria. He said during his trip to Damascus that Iran and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding for bilateral cooperation and that the two countries' telecoms ministers and deputies held a working meeting to discuss ways to implement the agreement. He emphasized that the two sides also reached good agreements to increase exports in the field of communication products. Both sides exchanged views about the participation of Iran's private sector in building the required infrastructures in Syria, the minister said. Zarepour added that Tehran and Damascus also reached positive agreements in the field of designing digital services while Iran vowed to share its experience with Syria on the e-government. A working group, comprising of the two countries' representatives, has been set up to pursue the implementation of the agreements, he noted. Back in February, Iran unveiled two indigenous telecommunications and imaging satellites designed and manufactured by the country's specialists. The two technological achievements, dubbed Nahid-2 (Venus-2) and Tolou-3 (Sunrise-3), were showcased during a ceremony on Tuesday in Tehran on the occasion of Iran's National Day of Space.

Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

SAUDI ARABIA TO EXECUTE 3 OPPONENTS OF NEOM PROJECT, UN EXPERTS WARN

Three members of a Saudi Arabian tribe opposed to the kingdom’s Neom megacity project have been sentenced to death, according to over a dozen UN rights experts. The men are from the Howaitat tribe, which inhabits the desert area in northwestern Saudi …

Three members of a Saudi Arabian tribe opposed to the kingdom's Neom megacity project have been sentenced to death, according to over a dozen UN rights experts. The men are from the Howaitat tribe, which inhabits the desert area in northwestern Saudi Arabia where the futuristic megacity is under construction. The experts, who advise the UN human rights council, said the three men face the 'imminent risk of execution.' 'Despite being charged with terrorism, they were reportedly arrested for resisting forced evictions in the name of the Neom project and the construction of a 170km linear city called The Line,' they said in a statement. The three men - Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti - were reportedly sentenced to death on August 5 last year and their sentences were upheld on appeal on January 23, the statement said. 'Under international law, states that have not yet abolished the death penalty may only impose it for the 'most serious crimes', involving intentional killing,' the experts said. 'We do not believe the actions in question meet this threshold.' 'Forced evictions' According to their statement, three other members of the Huwaitat tribe were also sentenced to between 27 and 50 years in prison. The experts lamented that all six had been charged under an 'overly vague' 2017 anti-terrorism law. They also demanded that Saudi authorities investigate allegations that some of the detainees had been tortured to extract confessions, and review their sentences. 'Any statement that is proven to have been made as a result of torture is inadmissible in any proceedings,' they said. The group is made up of a body of voluntary independent experts who serve the UN human rights system but do not speak on behalf of the bloc, The Guardian reported. The experts also raised concerns about the Neom project as a whole, amid accusations from rights groups of serious abuses being committed. Saudi authorities are allegedly illegally displacing Huwaitat tribe members from their homes in three villages, often without adequate compensation, and violently cracking down on those who peacefully oppose or resist eviction. In 2020, a Huwaitat tribe member was shot dead after he refused to give up his land for the project. 'These actions would certainly amount to forced evictions, which are prohibited under international law as a violation of the right to adequate housing,' the experts said. 'The actions also constitute flagrant violations of the rights to freedom of expression and access to information.' Any companies, including foreign investors, involved in the project should 'ensure they are not causing or contributing … serious human rights abuses', the experts said.

Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

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The Rapid Support Forces announced that the vehicle of the Turkish ambassador in Khartoum, Ismail Cubanoglu, was shot at, confirming that they were able to evacuate the ambassador to a safe place, according to “Russia Today” news agency. The Rapid Sup…

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Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

SYRIAN NATIONAL CENTER FOR EARTHQUAKES: 10 TREMORS WERE RECORDED DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS

The Syrian National Seismological Center announced the registration of 10 earthquakes of weak and medium intensity during the past 24 hours. The center said in a statement: “The monitoring stations recorded two tremors of 2.4 and 2.8 degrees on the Ri…

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Source: National News Agency - Lebanon