Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Tel. : +966 11 218 9152
Fax : +966 11 218 9155

Representatives :

Chairman : Mr. Khalid I. Alrabiah  
Chief Executive Officer : Mr. Adel Saleh  Al-Ghamdi



Types of Securities Traded

Name of Trading Systems

(cash and derivatives)

Trading Hours


Equities (ordinary shares)


Sukuk & Bonds



SAXESS (Trading)

TARGIN (Information Dissemination)

Equator (Clearing & Settlement)


Continuos trading:

-     Equities and ETFs,  from 11 :00 am to 03 :30 pm .

-     Sukuk and Bonds: From 11 :30 am to 03 :00 pm

* Sundays through Thursday except official holidays



Supervisory Body

The Capital Market Authority

Name of Clearing & Settlement Organization

Securities Depository Centre - Tadawul

Settlement Cycle

Equiries : T + 0

ETFs : T + 0

Sukuk & Bonds : T + 2

Name of Central Securities Depository

Securities Depository Centre - Tadawul

Commissions on Transactions levied by Exchange

Equities: 0.00018 - on trades only. There is no charge on order submission, change or cancellation.

Sukuk & Bonds: The maximum commission brokers will collect for trading Sukuk/Bond in the market is (0.001) of the executed trade value (sakk/bond percentage price*nominal amount).

 The minimum commission will be 500 S.R

Taxes on Dividends, Interests

Non-resident foreigners are subjected to 5% withholding tax on dividends.


2013 Share ownership thresholds (%)


Non-resident foreigners can’t directly own equities and Sukuk & Bond.

Non-resident foreigners can directly own ETFs with no restriction on ownership threshold.


Short selling (Yes / No)


Short selling conditions (if any)


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This page was last updated on: 06/09/2014 - 13:20