Launch of the MENA-OECD Capital Markets Taskforce: Doha, Qatar, 6-7 December 2010
MENA-OECD Capital Markets Taskforce
Transparency, market integrity, regulatory and institutional supervision have become watchwords for governments across the globe which, in the wake of the financial crisis, are seeking ways to strengthen their financial market governance regimes. With their growing and vibrant financial markets, countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are keen to implement policies that effectively regulate their markets but also keep them growing.
The MENA-OECD Capital Markets Taskforce has been created to help identify effective tools, best practices and instruments for the region. It will be launched on 6-7 December in Qatar at the Roundtable on Effective and Efficient Financial Regulation. The event will be co-organised by the MENA-OECD Investment Programme, in co-operation with the Ministry of Business and Trade of Qatar and the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (“QFC Regulatory Authority”).
The MENA-OECD Capital Markets Taskforce will provide a platform for the promotion of dialogue, the exchange of experiences and best practices relating to capital market regulation (financial and banking regulation). It will also help establish a dynamic network of MENA and OECD capital market regulators, policymakers and experts. Its objectives are to: