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Qatar’s stock index climbed 1.4 percent, its largest single-day rise since July 13 as local and regional funds were again net buyers, bourse data showed.
Commodity-linked shares were some of the top performers on Tuesday, with oil and drilling service provider Gulf International Services surging 9.1 percent, Reuters reported. The traded volume surged to 12 millions yesterday from the previous session’s 7 million and the value of shares increased to QR289m from QR178m.
Rising oil prices helped Middle East indexes eke out modest gains yesterday, though shares more exposed to foreign funds followed global markets lower, weighed down by a list of worries including North Korea.
Brent oil surged 3.8 percent overnight to settle at $59.02 a barrel after major producers said the global market was on its way to rebalancing, and crude held near that level yesterday. The Dubai index added 0.2 percent as stocks favoured by local day traders were the most active; builder Drake & Scull climbed 2.4 percent.
Rising tensions between North Korea and the United States hurt Egyptian shares which are most vulnerable to foreign fund flows; private equity company Qalaa Holdings dropped 5.7 percent.
Saudi insurance stocks surged on Sunday, with investors expecting the sector to reap significant dividends following the lifting of the ban on female drivers.
Insurance stocks — one of the
The MSM30 index ended lower on Sunday and closed at 4593.87 points, down by 0.36 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 658.87 points, down by 0.12 per cent. Galfar Engineering and construction was the
Times of Oman
Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index jumped on Sunday after the MSCI said it would add the kingdom to its emerging market index, a move that is expected to attract billions of dollars in funds.
Khalid Al-Hussan seemed to be enjoying himself last Thursday at the Riyadh headquarters of Tadawul, the Saudi Arabia stock exchange, of which he is chief executive. In fact, a quiet smile of satisfac
Last week the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) got hit hard, falling 110.06 or 3.62 per cent to end at 2,928.17. That’s its largest one-week decline since early November 2017. Weakness wa