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The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) is the national stock market of The State of Kuwait. Although several share holding companies (such as NBK in 1952) existed in Kuwait prior to the creation of the KSE, it was not until October 1962 that a law was passed to organize the country's stock market.

The Kuwait Stock Exchange is also among the first and largest stock exchanges in the Persian Gulf region, and is now gaining prominence as one of the most potentially important in the world.

  • The Kuwait Stock Exchange shall enjoy an independent judicial personality with the right of litigation in a mode facilitating the performance of its functions for the purpose of realising the objectives of its organisation in the best manner within the scope of regulations and laws governing the Stock Exchange operations.
  • The Stock Exchange shall within its activity act to direct and rationalise dealing in stocks and securities, within the scope of its powers in order to develop and stabilise dealing in securities in a manner securing safe, easy and accurate transactions so as to avoid any confusion in dealings.
  • The Stock Exchange, in pursuance of the research and the studies concluded by it and its follow up of the security dealing process shall render appropriate advice and opinion to the competent government authorities regarding the financial status of the Stock Exchange member companies and means of promoting their efficiency for realisation of their relevant objectives.
  • The Stock Exchange shall participate with the competent authorities in order to realise coordination and integration among the financial and the economic activities and the capital movement so as to assist in achieving the economic and the financial development and stability of the state.
  • The Stock Exchange staff shall continue to develop the systems and the methods of dealing in securities, besides introducing modern techniques such as those applied in advanced stock markets for the purpose of achieving a sound financial position for the Kuwait Stock Exchange on both, regional and international levels.
  • The Stock Exchange shall act to encourage saving, promote investment awareness among citizens, protect depositors and create means for investment of funds in securities, in a manner beneficial to the economy.

Contents

Listed companies

As of February 2009:[1]

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Banks

Stock number Symbol Company
101 NBK National Bank of Kuwait
102 GBK Gulf Bank of Kuwait
103 CBK Commercial Bank of Kuwait
104 ABK Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait
105 BKME Bank of Kuwait and the Middle East
106 KIB Kuwait International Bank
107 BURG Burgan Bank
108 KFIN Kuwait Finance House
109 BOUBYAN Boubyan Bank K.S.C.

Investment

Stock number Symbol Company
201 KINV Kuwait Investment Company
202 FACIL Commercial Facilities Company
203 IFA International Financial Advisors
204 NINV National Investments Company
205 KPROJ Kuwait Investment Projects Company
206 AINV Al-Ahleia Holding Company
207 COAST Coast Investment and Development Company
208 TII The International Investor (KSCC)
209 SECH Securities House K.S.C.C
210 IIC Industrial Investments Company (KSCC)
211 SGC Securities Group Company (KSCC)
212 IFC International Finance Company (K.S.C.C)
213 MARKAZ Kuwait Financial Centre S.A.K.C
214 KMEFIC Kuwait and Middle East FIN. INV. CO. KSCC
215 IIG International Investment Group K.S.C.C
216 AIG Aref Investment Group (KSCC)
217 TID The Investment Dar Co. (KSCC)
218 ALAMAN Al-Aman Investment CO. K.S.C.C
219 ALOLA First Investment Company (K.S.C.C.)
220 ALMAL Al-Mal Investment Company (K.S.C.C.)
221 GIH Gulf Investment House (K.S.C.C.)
222 AAYAN Aayan Leasing and Investment CO. (K.S.C.C)
223 BAYANINV Bayan Investment CO. K.S.C.C.
224 GLOBAL Global Investment House K.S.C.C
225 OSOUL Osoul Investment CO. K.S.C.C
226 GULFINVEST Gulfinvest International K.S.C.C.
227 KFIC Kuwait Finance and Investment CO. KSC
228 KAMCO KIPCO Asset Management Company KSC - KAMCO
229 ILIC International Leasing and Investment CO.
230 KTINVEST Kuwait Invest CO. (HOLDING) K.S.C.C
231 NIH National International CO. (HOLDING)
232 ISKAN Housing Finance CO. S.A.K.C
233 MADAR Al-Madar Finance and Investment CO.
234 ALDEERA Al-Deera Holding CO. K.S.C.C
235 ALSAFAT Al-Safat Investment CO. K.S.C.C
236 BURGANGRP Burgan Group Holding CO. K.S.C.C
237 EKTTITAB Ekttitab Holding CO. K.S.C.C
238 QURAINHLD Al Qurain Holding CO.
239 SOKOUK Sohouk Holding CO. S.A.K.C
240 ALMADINA Al-Madina for Finance and Investment CO.
241 NOOR Noor Financial Investment K.S.C.C
242 TAMINV Al-Tamdeen Investment CO. K.S.C.C
243 EXCH Kuwait Bahrain International Exchange CO
244 DAMACKWT Damac Kuwaiti Holding CO. K.S.C.C.
245 KSHC Kuwait Syrian Holding CO K S C HOLDING
246 STRATEGIA Strategia Investment CO. (K.S.C.C.)

Insurance

Stock number Symbol Company
301 KINS Kuwait Insurance Company
302 GINS Gulf Insurance Company
303 AINS Al-Ahleia Insurance Company
304 WINS Warba Insurance COMPANY
305 KUWAITRE Kuwait Reinsurance COMPANY K.S.C.C.
306 FTI First Takaful Insurance COMPANY K.C.S.C
307 WETHAQ Wethaq Takaful Insurance COMPANY K.C.S.C.

Real estate

Stock number Symbol Company
401 KRE Kuwait Real Estate COMPANY
402 URC United Real Estate COMPANY
403 NRE National Real Estate COMPANY
404 SRE Salhiah Real Estate COMPANY
405 PEARL Pearl of Kuwait Real Estate COMPANY
406 TAM Tamdeen Real Estate COMPANY
407 IIPC International Investment Projects CO KSC
408 AREEC Ajial Real Estate Entertainment CO. KSCC
409 MREC Al-Massaleh Real Estate CO. [K.S.C.C]
410 ARABREC Arab Real Estate CO. (K.S.C.CLOSED)
411 UREC Union Real Estate CO. (KSCC)
412 ERESCO Al-Enma'a Real Estate CO. (K.S.C.CLOSED)
413 MABANEE Mabanee Company ( S.A.K.C )
414 INJAZZAT Injazzat Real Estate Development CO (K.S.C.C.)
415 JEEZAN Jeezan Holding CO. K.S.C.C
416 INVESTORS Investors Holding Group CO.KSCC
417 IRC International Resorts CO. K.S.C.C
418 ALTIJARIA The Commercial Real Estate CO. K.S.C.C
419 SANAM Sanam Real Estate CO. K.S.C.C
420 AAYANRE A'ayan Real Estate CO. S.A.K.C
421 AQAR Aqar Real Estate Investments CO. S.A.K.C
422 ALAQARIA Kuwait Real Estate Holding CO. K.S.H.C
423 MAZAYA Al-Mazaya Holding CO. S.A.K.C
424 ADNC Al-Dar National Real Estate CO. K.S.C.C
425 THEMAR Al-Themar International Holding CO.
426 GRAND Grand Real Estate Projects (K.S.C.C)
427 TIJARA Tijara and Real Estate Investment CO. KSCC
428 TAMEERK Tameer Real Estate Investment CO. K.S.C.C
429 ARKAN Arkan Al-Kuwait Real Estate CO. K.S.C.C
430 SAFATGLB Safat Global Holdings K.S.C
431 ARGAN Alargan International Real Estate CO.
432 ABYAAR Abyaar Real Estate Development CO. KSCC
433 MUNSHAAT Munshaat Real Estate Projects CO K.S.C.C
434 FIRSTDUBAI First Dubai for Real Estate Development
435 KBT Kuwait Business Town Real Estate CO.

Industrial

Stock number Symbol Company
501 NIND National Industries Group (HOLDING)
502 PIPE Kuwait Pipes Industries and Oil Services
503 KCEM Kuwait Cement Company
504 REFRI Refrigeration Industries COMPANY
505 CABLE Gulf Cable and Electrical Industries COM
506 SHIP Heavy Engineering and Ship Building CO.
507 MARIN Contracting and Marine Services COMPANY
508 PCEM Portland Cement Company
509 PAPER Shuaiba Industrial CO. (K.S.C.C)
510 MRC Metal and Recycling CO.
511 KFOUC Kuwait Foundry CO. (S.A.K.C)
512 ACICO ACICO Industries CO.[K.S.C.C]
513 UIC United Industries CO. (K.S.C.CLOSED)
514 BPCC Boubyan Petrochemicals CO. (K.S.C)
515 GGMC Gulf Glass Manufacturing CO. K.S.C.C
516 HCC Hilal Cement CO. (KSCC)
517 ALKOUT Alkout Industrial Projects CO. (K.S.C.C)
518 KPAK Kuwait Packing Materials MANUFACTURING
519 KBMMC Kuwait Building Materials MANUFACTURING
520 NICBM National Industries COMPANY
521 ROCKS Gulf Rocks COMPANY S.A.K.C.
522 EQUIPMENT Equipment Holding Company K.S.C.C.
523 MENAHOLD Mena Holding CO. K.S.C
524 NCCI National Company for Consumer Industries
525 GYPSUM Kuwait Gypsum MANUFACTURING & TRADING CO
526 ALQURAIN Qurain Petrochemical INDUSTRIES CO.K.S.C
527 SALBOOKH Salbookh Trading CO. K.S.C.C.
528 IKARUS Ikarus Petroleum INDUSTRIES CO. K.S.C.C.

Services

Stock number Symbol Company
601 KCIN Kuwait National Cinema
602 KHOT Kuwait Hotels COMPANY
603 AGLTY The Public Warehousing Company
604 SHOP Kuwait Commercial Complex COMPANY
605 ZAIN Mobile Telecommunications COMPANY K.S.C
606 SENERGY Al Safat Energy HOLDING COMPANY K.S.C.C
607 EDU Kuwait Educational Services COMPANY
608 IPG Independent Petroleum Group
609 CLEANING National Cleaning CO. (S.A.K.C)
610 SULTAN Sultan Center Food CO. (KSCC)
611 AGHC Al-Arabi Group HOLDING CO. (K.S.C)
612 TRANSPORT The Transport and Warehousing Group CO. (K. S. C.)
613 NMTC National Mobile Telecommunications KSC
614 KGL Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport CO. (KSCC)
615 CABLETV Kuwait Cable Vision (S.A.K.)
616 ASC Automated Systems Company (K.S.C.C)
617 NAPESCO National Petroleum Services CO. K.S.C.C.
618 KCPC Kuwait Company for Process Plant CONS.&CONT
619 KSH Kuwait Slaughter House CO. K.S.C.C
620 EYAS Eyas For Higher and Technical Education
621 HITSTELEC Hits Telecom Holding CO. K.S.C
622 ALSAFWA Al-Safwa Group CO. K.S.C.C HOLDING
623 HUMANSOFT Human Soft HOLDING CO. K.S.C.C
624 KPPC Privatization Holding Company
625 NAFAIS Nafais Holding Company K.S.C CLOSED
626 NSH National Slaughter House CO. K.S.C.C
627 AREFENRGY Aref Energy HOLDING CO. K.S.C.C.
628 SAFWAN Safwan Trading and Contracting CO. K.S.C.C
629 GPI Gulf Petroleum Investment (S.A.K.C)
630 GFC Gulf Franchising HOLDING CO. K.S.C.C.
631 TAHSSILAT Credit Rating and Collection K.S.C.C.
632 MAYADEEN National Ranges COMPANY K.S.C.C.
633 ABAR Burgan Well Drilling (K.S.C.C.)
634 IFAHR IFA Hotels and Resorts CO. K.S.C.C
635 CGC Combined Group Contracting CO (S.A.K.C)
636 JEERANH Jeeran Holding CO. S.A.K.C
637 PAPCO Palms Agro Production CO. K.S.C.C.
638 SAFTEC Al-Safat TEC HOLDING COMPANY K.S.C.C
639 MTCC Mushrif Trading and Contracting CO.
640 UPAC United Projects Group K.S.C.C
641 ABRAJ Al-Abraj Holding CO. S.A.K.C
642 ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance CO. K.S.C.C
643 MHC Al-Mowasat Holding CO. S.A.K.C
644 MASHAER Haj and Umrah Services Consortium CO KSCC
645 OULAFUEL Oula Fuel Marketing COMPANY K.S.C
646 VILLAMODA Villa Moda Life Style K.S.C.C
647 FUTURE Future Communications CO. GLOBAL K.S.C.C
648 NETWORK Network Holding CO. K.S.C.C
649 HAYATCOMM Hayat Communications CO. K.S.C.C
650 MUBARRAD Mubarrad Transport CO. K.S.C.C.
651 MUNTAZAHAT Kuwait Resorts COMPANY K.S.C.C.
652 ATC Advanced Technology COMPANY K.S.C.C
653 YIACO Yiaco Medical CO. K.S.C.C
654 JAZEERA Jazeera Airways CO. K.S.C.
655 SOOR Soor Fuel Marketing CO. K.S.C
656 KNA Kuwait National Airways CO. K.S.C.
657 FUTUREKID Future Kid Entertainment and Real Estate

Food

Stock number Symbol Company
701 CATTL Livestock Transport and Trading COMPANY
702 DANAH Danah Alsafat Foodstuff COMPANY
703 POULT Kuwait United Poultry COMPANY
704 FOOD Kuwait Food Company (AMERICANA)
705 UFIG United Foodstuff Industries Group CO.
706 KOUTFOOD Kout Food Group K.S.C.C.

Non-Kuwaiti

Stock number Symbol Company
04 SCEM Sharjah Cement and Industrial Development
805 GCEM Gulf Cement COMPANY
806 QCEM Umm Al-Qaiwain Cement INDUSTRIES COMPANY
807 FCEM Fujairah Cement INDUSTRIES COMPANY
808 RKWC Ras Al Khaimah CO. FOR WHITE CEMENT(PSC)
809 ARIG Arab Insurance Group B.S.C.
810 UGB United Gulf Bank (B.S.C) E.C
811 EKHOLDING Egypt Kuwait Holding CO. (S.A.E)
812 BKIKWT Bahrain Kuwait Insurance CO. BSC
813 GFH Gulf Finance House E.C.
814 CIB Commercial International Bank (EGYPT)
817 INOVEST Inovest (B.S.C)
818 AUB Ahli United Bank B.U.C
819 BBK Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait B.S.C
820 ITHMR Ithmaar Bank B.S.C

Mutual funds

Parallel market

Stock number Ticker symbol Company
2003 BAREEQ Al-Bareeq Holding CO. K.S.C.C.
2004 REAM Real Estate Asset Management CO. (REAM)
2005 AFAQ Afaq Educational Services CO. K.S.C.C.
2006 ALSHAMEL Al-Shamel International HOLDING CO. KSCC
2007 SAFRE Al Safat Real Estate CO. K.S.C.C
2008 AJWAN Ajwan Gulf Real Estate CO.(K.S.C.C)
2009 MENA Mena Real Estate COMPANY (K.S.C.C)
2010 SPEC Specialized Group HOLDING CO. (K.S.C.C)
2011 MASAKEN Al Masaken International Real Estate REAL ESTATE DEV. CO.
2012 DALQAN Dulaqan Real Estate CO. K.S.C.C.
2013 ALEID Al Eid Food CO. (K.S.C.C)
2014 MIDAN Al-Maidan Dental Clinic CO. (K.S.C.C)
2015 FLEX Flex Resorts and Real Estate CO. (K.S.C.C)
2016 ALMUDON Al Mudon International Real Estate CO (K.S.C.C)

See also

References

  1. ^ Kuwait Stock Exchange, Listed companies

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