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Kuwait Bourse Plans Derivatives Trading Amid Push for More IPOs

  • Family-owned firms, government entities may list, CEO says
  • Exchange will eventually introduce derivatives products

Boursa Kuwait Securities Co. plans to add derivatives and futures products to boost liquidity and attract more companies to list. 

The exchange expects some family-owned businesses to list soon, followed by government-controlled companies, said Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Al-Osaimi. Boursa Kuwait has standardized listing rules, which should streamline the process for companies to go public, he added.