Kuwait confirms its support  to the
decisions and instructions made by the Council of Ministers  and Health Ministry in light of the
circumstances the country is going through, and would like to note that the
bourse is considered one of the most important economic facilities that should
operate regularly to serve traders just like all bourses around the world that are
still trading and did not stop even while COVID-19 is spreading.

Kuwait justifies its support for continuing trading to several considerations ,
most important of which:

of traders and employees :

Kuwait considers the safety of traders, workers and their families a top
priority, so it took several  precautionary
and preventive decisions and steps to safeguard their health in a way that
agrees with the instructions of the health ministry, they are:

  • Closing the
    bourse building for the public, and carry out the trading service online and
    call the broker by phone.
  • Continually
    sterilizing the Kuwait Bourse building to ensure a healthy working environment
    for all.
  • Reduce the
    number of workers at the bourse to a minimum in a way that provides operating
  • Prevent workers
    at Boursa Kuwait or brokering companies who meet conditions of house quarantine
    from working.
  • Commit brokering
    companies to provide sterilizers for workers
  • Follow all
    preventive and precautionary instructions of health ministry while following them
    daily for any developments and updates.

Rights of traders and shareholders

  • Boursa Kuwait
    seeks to protect the rights of traders and shareholders, particularly the small
    ones to maintain their rights in trading by buying or selling according to what
    they see in investment opportunities.
  • The bourse
    confirms that there are dues to all shareholders with their various shares and
    categories from the companies’ profits distributions that will be affected
    adversely if the bourse stops.
  • There are
    suspended funds regarding the trading of the last three working days, and they
    belong to shareholders of various shares and categories and the stopping of the
    bourse will lead to not receiving their financial rights which will stop their
    work and negatively affect their commitments.