Bahrain is considering selling a stake in the Bahrain Stock Exchange as part of its privatisation program, the Economic Development Board (EDB) said yesterday.
“This is not planned as an immediate action, but as a longer term action which fits Bahrain’s long-term strategy for sustainable growth,” EDB, which sets Bahrain’s economic policies in coordination with cabinet, said in a statement.
EDB said it was also too early to name a partner or outline the possible terms of an agreement.
The Bahraini stock market suffers from low trading volumes and many shares are not traded on a daily basis.
Indian exchange operator Financial Technologies Ltd, meanwhile, plans to start Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX) during the first quarter of 2010.
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