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Middle East key growth market for yacht makers (Times of Oman - 29/02/2016)

Leading figures within the yacht manufacturing industry will outline their predictions for growth in the Middle East market, at the 10th Middle East Yachting Conference, to be held on Monday, ahead of Dubai International Boat Show. Superyacht Builders

UAE bourses get boost from higher oil prices (The National - 29/02/2016)

Shares in Dubai led gains across the region on Sunday, boosted by stabilising oil prices and a recovery in European and Asian shares. The Euro Stoxx 50 Price Index rose by 1.8 per cent on Friday, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rising by 2.5 per cent.

Investors pull more than $60b from mutual funds in January (Gulfnews - 29/02/2016)

Investors pulled more than $60 billion (Dh220 billion) from mutual funds globally in January, marking the worst month of outflows since the height of the financial crisis. The outflows were most acute for European mutual funds, with investors redeeming

UAE indices end in green (The Gulf Today - 29/02/2016)

Stocks across the Middle East advanced after China’s central bank governor highlighted scope for further policy stimulus in the world’s biggest commodities user. The Tadawul All Share Index rose 1.9 per cent to 6,092.01, the highest level since Jan. 11.

All Saudi stock indices close higher (Saudi Gazette - 29/02/2016)

Petrochemical stocks led Saudi Arabia’s stock market higher on Sunday after oil prices rose sharply last week, while Egypt’s bourse rose on the back of Global Telecom, a favorite of foreign investors. The Saudi stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index

Saudi stocks rise 1.9% as petchems gain strength (Arab News - 29/02/2016)

Major Middle East stock markets gained in active trade on Sunday after oil prices rose sharply last week. Egypt’s bourse climbed on the back of Global Telecom, a favorite of foreign investors. There is a sense that global bourses and oil prices are

ADX signs an agreement with United Arab Bank (Mondo Visione - 28/02/2016)

With a move to facilitate a sustainable economy, while also supporting the process of the integration of the various sectors, the Abu Dhabi Securities Market (“ADX”) will continue to strengthen its role and contribution to the growth, stability, and

Middle Eastern Stocks Rally as China Flags Scope for Stimulus (Bloomberg - 28/02/2016)

Stocks across the Middle East advanced after China’s central bank governor highlighted scope for further policy stimulus in the world’s biggest commodities user. The Tadawul All Share Index rose 1.6 percent to 6,073.90 at 2:17 p.m. in Riyadh, poised for

UAE companies offer attractive dividend yields for long term investo (Gulfnews - 28/02/2016)

Despite a slowdown in the UAE, companies have been offering attractive dividend yields, and analysts are urging the long-term investors to participate as companies prepare for tough quarters ahead. On the back of companies offering dividends yields of up

KSE rises despite low volume: KFH report – Market cap up by 1.9pct (Arab Times - 28/02/2016)

The three main indexes of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) have closed at end of current week with an increase on weekly basis, while weekly trading volumes saw a decrease despite indexes rise, Kuwait Finance House (KFH) said Thursday. The KSE indices were

Saudi bourse weighed down by petrochemical sector (The National - 25/02/2016)

The petrochemical sector was the main drag on Riyadh’s stock index in early trade on Wednesday after oil extended its decline, while Egypt’s benchmark retreated as investors’ mood soured. The Riyadh index was down 1.2 per cent in the first hour as Saudi

Petchem stocks pull Tadawul down 1.3% (Arab News - 25/02/2016)

Most Middle Eastern stock markets fell on Wednesday after oil prices pulled back sharply, interrupting a rally that had been built to a large extent on hopes that crude had bottomed out. As Brent crude fell back below $33 a barrel, the Tadawul All-Share

Oman-listed firms to maintain dividends at OMR350m (Times of Oman - 24/02/2016)

Companies listed on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) are expected to maintain total dividends for 2015 at the previous year’s level of above OMR350 million. According to market sources, around 55 to 60 companies have already announced their cash and

QE benchmark index breaks 10,000 mark (The Peninsula - 24/02/2016)

Qatari stocks closed higher yesterday breaking the technical 10,000 barrier. The benchmark index edged 0.90 percent up or 89.48 points to settle at 10,002.80. Yesterday’s rally follows a 1.05 percent jump in main index on Thursday. Stocks kicked off the

Bank stocks keep Dubai Financial Market in the black (The National - 24/02/2016)

Dubai shares, which are now in a bull market, maintained their positive streak yesterday on the back of gains by bank stocks. The Dubai Financial Market General Index rose 0.6 per cent to 3,191.81, and is up 21.7 per cent from the low reached on January

UAE indices almost flat as fresh leads eyed (Gulfnews - 24/02/2016)

UAE stocks stayed almost flat despite a 6 per cent rally in crude oil, as investors eyed for fresh leads. The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange general index closed 0.29 per cent lower at 4,284.88, after trading in a range of 4,280.04-4,315.62. This subdued

KSE climbs 12.96 pts amid lacklustre trade –Commercial Bank gains 20F (Arab Times - 24/02/2016)

The KSX 15 benchmark slipped 2.78 pts to 826.16 points and is almost unchanged from start of the month while weighted index edged 0.31 pts down. The volume turnover meanwhile rebounded following Sunday’s drop. 146.2 million shares changed hands – a 36.3

Stock markets’ rally peters out, sterling pressured (The Gulf Today - 24/02/2016)

World stock markets retreated on Tuesday following a rally that kicked off the week as concern about “tepid” global growth returned to the fore and the mining sector took another hit. Fears over Britain’s future in the European Union heaped further

Gulf stock indexes rise near technical barriers (Saudi Gazette - 24/02/2016)

Major Middle Eastern stock markets rose on Tuesday, nearing important technical barriers as investors were encouraged by strength in oil and global equities prices. Rises in Brent crude and emerging market stocks over the past several days have helped to

Tadawul index surges 0.8% in active trade (Arab News - 24/02/2016)

Major Middle Eastern stock markets rose on Tuesday, nearing important technical barriers as investors were encouraged by strength in oil and global equities prices. Rises in Brent crude and emerging market stocks over the past several days have helped

Opportunities for investors in volatile bear market: QFB CEO (Gulf Times - 23/02/2016)

In volatile bear market conditions, investment opportunities can surface at attractive valuations, offering options that investors can capitalise on and make sound returns during the recovery period, says Ziad Makkawi, QFB chief executive officer. “The

UAE indices rebound with short-term bull run seen (Gulfnews - 23/02/2016)

The Dubai and Abu Dhabi indices rebounded on Monday, re-testing January levels following strong leads from crude oil, even as analysts expected a short-term recovery in the bourses. The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) closed 2.47 per cent

Kuwait index retreats 9.37 pts;volume dips –NBK climbs 10 fils;Zain fl (Arab Times - 23/02/2016)

The KSX 15 gauge rose 6 pts to 828.94 points trimming the year’s losses to 54 points while weighted index edged 2 pts higher. The volume turnover meanwhile dipped during the session after rebounding on Thursday. 107.26 million shares changed hands, a

Tadawul rises 1.7% as petchems gain strength (Arab News - 23/02/2016)

Strong trading volumes helped lift major stock markets in the Middle East on Monday as investors were encouraged by the recovery in oil prices and firmer global bourses. The Tadawul All-Share Index gained 1.7 percent, lifted by the petrochemical sector,

Gulf markets loses steam as optimism over oil deal fades (Gulf Times - 22/02/2016)

Most Gulf stock markets edged down yesterday after oil prices pulled back on Friday, as optimism faded over a proposed deal among crude producers to cap output. A rise in shares of Commercial International Bank buoyed Egypt’s bourse. Officials in some

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