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Gulf Stock Markets End Mixed For Year (Gulf Daily News - 31/12/2010)

Stock markets in the Gulf end 2010 mixed, with strong oil prices and the decision to award Qatar the right to host the 2022 World Cup offset by financial shockwaves in Dubai and Europe. Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman ended the year in positive territory

UAE’s stock market merger ensnared by politics, technical problems (Arab News - 31/12/2010)

Trading volumes have plunged in the last two years, putting many brokers out of business TRADING volumes are a fraction of what they were just two years ago, and broker-dealers are closing up shop for lack of business. But a merger of the three stock

IQ, Cb help QE extend gains (Gulf Times - 31/12/2010)

Qatar’s bourse extended gains to the second day yesterday mainly on Industries Qatar (IQ) and Commercialbank (Cb). Also helped by Woqod, the 20-stock benchmark settled 0.20% higher at 8,681.65 points. The market has gained a whopping 1,722 points or

The best performing GCC stocks in 2010 (Business 24|7 - 31/12/2010)

Stock markets in the GCC region bade adieu to 2010 on a mixed note. While markets in Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia posted yearly gains, those in the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait ended in the red. Qatar Exchange (formerly Doha Securities Market) stole the march

QE tops Gulf; Dubai bourse lags peers (Gulf Times - 31/12/2010)

Investors picked up real estate stocks in Dubai boosting the index yesterday but the bourse was the region’s worst performer in 2010 as the emirate’s debt woes and lack of liquidity continued to weigh on sentiment. Qatar’s index was the Gulf Arab

Gulf countries’ bourses mixed in volatile 2010 (Agencies - 31/12/2010)

Stock markets in the Gulf countries end 2010 mixed, with strong oil prices and the decision to award Qatar the right to host the 2022 World Cup offset by financial shockwaves in Dubai and Europe. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman ended the year in positive

KSE weighted index up by 0.9% (KUNA - 31/12/2010)

Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) weighted index soared by 0.9 percent to settle at 484.17 points, while the price index was up by 1.1 percent to hit 6955.5 points, a specialized economic report said here Thursday. The report released by Kuwait Financial

Dubai's global bourse hopes end but options remain (Reuters - 31/12/2010)

Dubai's ambition to become an international equity hub may have been put on ice by its need to repay debts, but the Gulf Arab state could still become a magnet for global equity funds if the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consolidates its bourses and earns

Tadawul, Dubai stocks edge higher (Arab News - 30/12/2010)

Egypt's bourse climbed to a new seven-month high on Wednesday on optimism following upbeat government forecasts for the economy, while news of progress on Nahkeel's debt restructuring lifted Dubai stocks. Egypt's announcement of an off-budget economic

DFM rises as Nakheel reaches deal with creditors (Bloomberg - 30/12/2010)

Dubai shares on Wednesday advanced the most in four weeks as Nakheel PJSC said it reached an accord with 91 per cent of its trade creditors to alter terms on debt payments. Emaar Properties PJSC gained the most since November 9. Union Properties PJSC

Last-minute trading helps KSE stocks end in green (Kuwait Times - 30/12/2010)

Last-minute trading pushed the KSE Price Index from the red zone to end the session with an addition of 22.90 points, closing at 6,962.20 points. Global General Index, weighted, went down for the day, shedding 0.36 percent effected by blue chip stocks

GCC IPO in 2010 up 26%; Saudi dominates (Business 24|7 - 30/12/2010)

The value of IPO market in the GCC climbed 26 per cent in 2010 to $2.7 billion compared to $2.1bn in 2009, ending the year with a positive note. An Emirates 24/7 analysis of Capital IQ data shows that although the number of IPO deals this year went down

KSE price index gains 22.9 points, ends green (Agencies - 30/12/2010)

The price index of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) was up 22.9 points by closing Wednesday, reading 6,962.2 points, while the weighted index slipped to 485.11 points, a drop of 1.84 points. Trades came to 2,967 transactions, worth 32,912,110 Kuwaiti dinars

UNB to act as share registrar for private firms (Business 24|7 - 30/12/2010)

Union National Bank (UNB) is the first bank in the UAE to have obtained license certificate from the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) to act as a Share Registrar for any private shareholding companies in the UAE, a statement said on Wednesday.

QE snaps 2-day losing streak on buying support (Gulf Times - 30/12/2010)

Qatar’s bourse yesterday overcame a two-day bearish spell to gain 0.21% mainly on domestic institutions’ buying support. Led by Commercialbank, Industries Qatar (IQ) and National Leasing Company (NLC), the 20-stock benchmark settled higher at 8,664.21

BFX launch delayed again to Q1 2011 (Business 24|7 - 30/12/2010)

Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX), the multi-asset exchange owned by India's Financial Technologies, launch has been delayed again to the first quarter of 2011, a spokeswoman told this website. The spokeswoman refused to provide further details, saying

Arab bourses gain $100 billion in 2010; trading tumbles (Saudi Gazette - 30/12/2010)

Arab stock markets end 2010 with a massive gain of nearly $100 billion, the bulk of it coming from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, the Abu Dhabi-based Arab Monetary Fund report said. Yet the value of traded shares plunged by nearly $224 billion as

Qatari bourse index adds 18.56 points (Agencies - 30/12/2010)

Qatar Exchange yesterday was in green area adding 18.56 points or 0.21 percent to 8,664.21 points from 8,645.65 on Tuesday. The volume of shares traded fell to 11,783,533 from 13,392,888 on Tuesday and the value of shares down to QR493,438,011.60 from

Surging stock markets highlight 'disconnect' (The National - 30/12/2010)

What do you get when the global economy is marked by high unemployment, creeping inflation and fears about sovereign defaults? The answer at the moment is surging stock markets. Asian and European stock indexes were at or near 30-month highs yesterday,

Arab stocks put on $60bn (The National - 30/12/2010)

Arab stock markets gained more than US$60 billion (Dh220.38bn) in value in the third quarter of this year even as liquidity tumbled, data from the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) show. The overall value of Arab markets has jumped by 7.7 per cent during the

Dubai's global bourse ambitions dimmed (Reuters - 30/12/2010)

Dubai's ambition to become an international equity hub may have been put on ice by its need to repay debts, but the emirate could still become a magnet for global equity funds if the UAE consolidates its bourses and earns MSCI emerging market status. In

KSE index starts day trading in red (KUNA - 30/12/2010)

The price index of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) dropped 25.7 points to 6,936.5 points by 9:45 a.m. Thursday, while the weighted index was down 3.29 points to 481.82 points. The session saw 482 trades so far at KD 3.1 million, involving 25.6 million

KSE's indexes red (KUNA - 30/12/2010)

The price index of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) red at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, decreasing 36.9 points to 6,925.3 points. Meanwhile, the weighted index was down 2.61 points and reached 482.5 points. Volume came to 75.5 million shares by that time, traded in

Qatar Exchange Up 0.20% (QNA - 30/12/2010)

The Qatar Exchange pursued its upswing trend Thursday adding 17.44 points or 0.20% 8,681.65 from 8,664.21 on Wednesday. The volume of shares traded fell to 8,810,730 from 11,783,533 on Wednesday and the value of shares down to QR390,880,822.95 from

KSE price index ends action in red (KUNA - 30/12/2010)

The price index of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended trading on Thursday with a decrease of 6.7 points to 6,955.5 points, while the weighted index lost 0.94 points, reaching 484.17 points. Trades came to 3,010 transactions, worth about KD 31.8 million,

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