Corporate Governance Code for Listed Companies, 2009

Qatar Current 2009

The Code was developed for Joint Stock Companies listed on any stock market that is subject to the regulation of the Qatar Financial Markets Authority. According to the Code, the board must prepare an annual Corporate Governance Report signed by the chairman. It should reflect the level of compliance with the Code. Section IX requires among others that this covers procedures followed by the company in determining, evaluating and managing significant risks, a comparative analysis of the company’s risk factors, discussion of systems in place to confront drastic or unexpected market changes as well as Internal Control procedures.

Scope

Governance

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

All listed companies

Issuer type

Financial Regulators

Type of instrument

Code of conduct or guideline

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National

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