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Trading Tools and Sectors

The Kuwaiti capital market has known two main types of securities, the stocks and bonds, according to the Commercial Companies Law no. (15) for the year 1960.
In order to diversify the investment tools traded in the market, the Amiri Decree no. (31) for the year 1990, related to securities trading and the establishment of investment funds, has been issued. This law has permitted dealing with the Kuwaiti stocks through the investment certificates which are issued by the investment funds registered in the market.

The Traded Sectors
Listed companies are classified according to their business activities. The following table represents the Sector and Industry Classification with their corresponding codes:

  Sector Name Sector Code Industry Name Industry Code
1 Oil & Gas 0500 Oil & Gas 0001
2 Basic Materials 1000 Basic Materials 1000
3 Industrials 2000 Industrials 2000
4 Consumer Goods 3000 Consumer Goods 3000
5 Health Care 4000 Health Care 4000
6 Consumer Services 5000 Consumer Services 5000
7 Telecommunications 6000 Telecommunications 6000
8 Utilities 7000 Utilities 7000
9 Banks 8300 Financials 8000
10 Insurance 8500 Financials 8000
11 Real Estate 8600 Financials 8000
12 Financial Services 8700 Financials 8000
13 Investment Instruments 8980 Financials 8000
14 Technology 9500 Technology 9000
15 Parallel 9900 Parallel 9900