The Qatari economy has witnessed a huge progress in various economic and social fields in recent years supported by the government policy based on free market principle. This is evident in the structure of the national economy which is designed to cater for the global economic changes in such a way as to protect the best interests of the country, and in the improvement made by the financial and banking system which is characterized by responsiveness to the achievements made by the Qatari economy in terms of overall economic variables.
The market entered a new phase since the issuance of law No 33 for 2009, which led to the transformation of Doha Securities Markets into a joint stock company under the name of (Qatar Exchange). This was intended to make a new structural shift so as to turn it into an international bourse operating in accordance to the most advanced systems. To achieve this goal a decision was taken to establish a partnership with Euronext holding 20% shareholding, after which Qatar Exchange started operating under its new name on 21.6.2009.