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Med Cap3,703 -0.53
Small Cap4,887 -0.25
Micro Cap7,596 -0.47

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Sterling hit after survey puts Brexit camp 10 points ahead


Betting odds on a British vote to exit the European Union shortened on Saturday after an opinion poll put the ‘Leave’ camp 10 points ahead of ‘Remain’, hitting the value of the pound. Sterling weakened by as much as 1.2 per cent against the dollar

e-Dirham wins Special Merit Award


e-Dirham, the national e-payment system initiated by the UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) in collaboration with National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), was recently conferred with the Special Merit Award for Government to Business and Customer (G2BC) Engagement

Oman marketing dollar bonds


The Sultanate of Oman is set to price a dual-tranche issue of US dollar sovereign bonds later today, according to a term-sheet seen by IFR. Oman, rated Baa1/BBB- (Moody's/S&P), is offering five-year bonds at a spread in the mid-to-high 200bp range over

Dollar stung by FED minutes, commodity currencies outperform


The dollar started trade in Asia on Friday under a cloud, having come under renewed pressure after minutes of the Federal Reserve's September meeting reinforced doubts that the central bank will hike interest rates this year. The minutes revealed a

Pound’s round trip shows trader fickleness as Brexit vote nears


After more than 24 hours of conflicting polls, spiking currency volatility and suspected fat fingers, the pound is back above where it ended last week. With just 16 days before the UK votes on whether to remain in the European Union, expectations for

Sri Lankan rupee firms up after IMF loan approval


The Sri Lankan rupee gained after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year $1.5 billion loan for the island nation, boosting investor sentiment. The IMF’s executive board approved the loan over the weekend in a move that is expected

Saudi riyal forwards tumble after regulator bans speculative trades


The Saudi riyal fell 23 per cent on Monday in the one-year forwards market as volumes tumbled after the central bank restricted the use of forwards for speculative purposes. One-year Saudi riyal forwards were down to 500 points on Monday, from about 650

Brexit worries drag sterling to 3-week lows


Sterling trade-weighted index fell 1 percent to hit a three-week low on Monday, while the cost of hedging against swings over the coming month traded at its highest since late 2008 on growing concerns over whether Britain will stay in the European Union.

Saudi central bank 'bans use of options against riyal'


Saudi Arabia's central bank has told banks it is banning the use of options and other derivatives to speculate against the riyal, in a new effort to reduce pressure on its currency peg, a senior executive at a Saudi bank told Reuters on Sunday. The Saudi

Morocco aims for flexible currency system


Morocco is aiming to introduce a flexible currency exchange system in the early part of 2017, its central bank governor said on Sunday. "We are considering the move currently from fixed exchange rate to a flexible exchange rate," Abdellatif Jouahri told

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