DFM sets new rules for repo and Murabaha transactions

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DFM sets new rules for repo and Murabaha transactions
DFM investors may utilise the two mechanisms to transfer their DFM-listed securities as part of a repo transaction or a Murabaha transaction with Shariah-compliant financial institutions.

Published: Mon 25 Dec 2017, 6:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 25 Dec 2017, 8:43 PM

Dubai Financial Market, DFM, has announced issuing two new regulations that pave the way for market participants to implement both repurchase agreements, repo, and Islamic Murabaha transactions, in conjunction with the approval given by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).
The regulations have been outlined in line with the international best practices as well as in full coordination with various market participants. Accordingly, DFM investors may utilise the two mechanisms to transfer their DFM-listed securities as part of a repo transaction or an Islamic Murabaha transaction with Shariah-compliant financial institutions.
The DFM may now process requests for transfer of securities listed on DFM for repo transactions between a repo seller and a repo buyer, who have agreed on a repurchase agreement in accordance with DFM requirements.
DFM may also consider requests for transfers of securities by Shariah-compliant financial institutions on DFM listed securities underlying an Islamic Murabaha transaction to an investor client of the institution.
Commenting on the announcement, Essa Kazim, chairman of DFM, said, "We are delighted to introduce these two new mechanism to our market participants in line with DFM's strategy 2021 to further diversify market products and services, enabling them to create more value from their DFM listed securities. In fact, DFM relentlessly endeavours to introduce new market regulations in line with international best practices. Earlier, we have enabled investors to benefit from their listed securities in a non-trade manner through the Securities Lending and Borrowing, SLB, mechanism and our efforts will accelerate over the coming period to introduce more services and regulations as part of our efforts to further strengthen DFM's leading position in this part of the world." 

By Wam

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